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Luminous Essence A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra

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ISBN-10: 1559393270

ISBN-13: 9781559393270

Edition: 2009

Authors: Mi-pham-rgya-Mtsho, Dharmachakra Translation Committee Staff, Jamgon Mipham, Dalai Lama XIV

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/16/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The Dalai Lama, spiritual & political leader of the Tibetan people & a Nobel Peace Laureate, has in the last decade become a global spiritual leader whose message of universal & individual responsibility has won worldwide acclaim.

Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Introduction by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Translators' Introduction
Luminous Essence
The Magnificence of the Tantra
The Meaning of the Tantra
The Title
A Summary of the Essential Points of the Meaning of the Text's Subject Matter
The Purpose and Relevance of the Tantra
Presenting the Meaning of the Tantra
The Setting
The Prelude
The Meaning of the Tantra
A General Presentation of the Principles of the Three Continua
The Ground Continuum
The Natural Mandala of the Ground
How Delusion Arises
Delusion and the Natural Ground
The Reversal of Delusion
The Path Continuum
The Essence of the Path
The Divisions of the Path
A General Explanation
The Path of Unsurpassable Mantra
Traversing the Path
The Fruition Continuum
Specific Explanation of the Path Continuum
Various Classification Schemes
The Present Context
View
Absorption
Conduct
Mandala
Empowerment
Samayas
Accomplishment
Offerings
Enlightened Activity
Mudr&abar;
Mantra
Conclusion: The Full and Complete Entrustment
Entrusting the Profound Meaning of the Tantra in a Nondual Manner
The Superiority of the Recipients to Whom This Tantra Is Entrusted
Extensive Explanation of the Meaning Expressed through the Words of the Tantra
Appendices
Topical Outline of Luminous Essence
Expanded Outline of the Topic "The Present Context" from the Topical Outline of Luminous Essence
Visual Outline of Luminous Essence