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Center of the Sunlit Sky Madhyamaka in the Kagyu Tradition

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ISBN-10: 1559392185

ISBN-13: 9781559392181

Edition: N/A

Authors: Karl Brunnholzl, Karl Brunnhlzl

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Madhyamaka is a potent and universally accessible means of calming our suffering and awakening to our innate wisdom. The Center of the Sunlit Sky artfully rescues this brilliant teaching from its unwarranted reputation for intellectual opacity and reinstates it as a supremely practical toolkit for everyday living.
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/2/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1000
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.146

KARL BRUNNH LZL was trained as a physician and presently works as a Tibetan translator and Buddhist teacher. He studied Tibetology, Buddhology, and Sanskrit at Hamburg University and Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy and practice at the Marpa Institute for Translators in Kathmandu. Currently he works as a translator and interpreter for the Tsadra Foundation, Nalandabodhi, and the Nitartha Institute. In 2009 he was appointed as the first Western khenpo (abbot in the Kagy and Nyingma lineages) by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
The General Presentation of Madhyamaka in the Kagyu Tradition
The Transmission of Madhyamaka from India to Tibet and Its Relation to Vajrayana and Mahamudra
The Middle from Beginning to End
Madhyamaka Ground
What Is Reality?
No Ground for the Two Realities
The Detailed Explanation of the Two Realities
The Meaning of the Terms
Painting the Sky: A Description of Their Defining Characteristics
Are the Two Realities One or Different?
Seeming Divisions of the Seeming
Dividing Space: Divisions of the Ultimate
A Critical Analysis of Some Other Tibetan Views on the Two Realities in Centrism
The Definite Number of Two Realities and the Purpose of Understanding Them
The Emptiness of Emptiness
Freedom Is the Nature of Not Having a Nature
Elaborations on Simplicity
The Twenty Emptinesses
The Sixteen Emptinesses
The Two Types of Identitylessness
Lost Identity
Phenomenal Identitylessness
Personal Identitylessness
Are the Two Identitylessnesses One or Different?
The Purpose of Teaching Two Identitylessnesses
From Knowledge to Wisdom
Madhyamaka Path
How Can Madhyamaka Be a Personal Practice?
Reasoning and Debate in Centrism
Three Stages of Analysis by Nagarjuna and Aryadeva
Is Reasoning Reasonable?
Reasons and Negations
What Is the Object of Negation in Centrist Reasonings?
The Status of Valid Cognition in Centrism
Do Centrists Have a Thesis or Position?
Illusory Lions Killing Illusory Elephants: Empty Reasonings for Liberation
Some Essential Points of Centrist Reasoning
Disillusionment with Phenomenal Identity
The Five Great Madhyamaka Reasonings
Other Reasonings
Unmasking Personal Identity
The Result of Centrist Reasoned Analysis
Madhyamaka Meditation
Why Is Analytical Meditation Necessary?
Calm Abiding and Superior Insight
Analytical Meditation and Resting Meditation
Working with the Mind in Meditation and Daily Life
How to Practice a Session of Analytical Meditation
The Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness
Mental Nonengagement in Meditation
Madhyamaka Conduct
Madhyamaka Fruition
The Distinction between Autonomists and Consequentialists
Classifications of Centrism in India and Tibet
Refutation of Mistaken Assumptions about Autonomists and Consequentialists
The Actual Distinction between Autonomists and Consequentialists
How the Distinction between Autonomists and Consequentialists by Later Tibetans Is a Novelty
The Origin of the Controversy between Autonomists and Consequentialists
Do Hearers and Solitary Realizers Realize Emptiness?
Conclusion
Is There Such a Thing as Shentong-Madhyamaka?
The Yogacara System in General
The System of the Lineage of Vast Activity
The Treatment of Yogacara and the Rangtong-Shentong Controversy in Tibet
The Single Final Intention of the Two Philosophical Systems of the Great Vehicle
The Distinction between Expedient and Definitive Meaning
An Outline of Some Major Differences between Mikyo Dorje's and Tsongkhapa's Interpretations of Centrism
The Bodhicaryavatara and Pawo Tsugla Trengwa
Some Remarks on the Bodhicaryavatara and Pawo Rinpoche's Commentary
The Ninth Chapter of Pawo Rinpoche's Commentary on The Entrance to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
A Short Biography of the Second Pawo Rinpoche Tsugla Trengwa
Non-Buddhist Indian Schools
Tibetan Text of the Ninth Chapter of the Bodhicaryavatara
Glossary: English-Sanskrit-Tibetan
Glossary: Tibetan-Sanskrit-English
Bibliography
Endnotes
Index