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Gone Beyond (Volume 1) The Prajnaparamita Sutras, the Ornament of Clear Realization, and Its Commentaries in the Tibetan Kagyu Tradition

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ISBN-10: 1559393564

ISBN-13: 9781559393560

Edition: 2010

Authors: Karl Brunnholzl, Karl Brunnholzl

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List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/16/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 876
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

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.

An Aspiration by H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Foreword by H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The prajnaparamita sutras
The Abhisamayalamkara and its commentaries
What is the view of the Abhisamayalamkara?
The Abhisamayalamkara in its traditional setting
The place of the prajnaparamita sutras and the Abhisamayalamkara in modern scholarship
Is there any practical relevance to the Abhisamayalamkara?
The Abhisamayalamkara as a contemplative manual
Some remarks on the distinct exegetical approaches of the commentaries by the Eighth Karmapa and the Fifth Shamarpa
Overview of the present three-volume study of commentaries on the AA
Translation: A Concise Elucidation of the Abhisamayalamkara (Topics One to Three)<sup>1</sup>
Paying homage, which is the cause for other persons giving rise to openness for the fruitional mother
The purpose and the connection, which are the causes for others giving rise to openness for this treatise
The eight topics as what is to be explained
The knowledge of all aspects (what is to be attained)
The generation of bodhicitta (the motivation)
The instructions that teach the means of practice
The explanation of the branches of penetration (the result of practicing the instructions)
The disposition as the foundation for the arising of practice
The focal object of practice
The aim of practice
The armorlike practice in six sets of six
The practice of ninefold engagement
The practice of the seventeen equipments
The practice of final deliverance
The knowledge of the path (the means to attain the knowledge of all aspects)
The causes of the knowledge of the path
The manner of the knowledge of the path of sravakas
The manner of the knowledge of the path of pratyekabuddhas
The manner of the knowledge of the path of bodhisattvas
The path of seeing
The path of familiarization
The function of the path of familiarization
The path of familiarization as aspiration, which accumulates virtue
Its benefit
The path of familiarization as dedication, which makes virtue not going to waste
The path of familiarization as rejoicing, which makes virtue increase
The nature of the uninterrupted path-the path of familiarization as accomplishment
The nature of the path of liberation-the pure path of familiarization
The knowledge of entities (the root of the knowledge of all aspects, which includes the points to go astray)
The nature of the knowledge of entities
The reason for being close or distant
The divisions of antagonistic factors and remedies
The training (the engagement)
The path of seeing (the fruition of engagement)
Selected General Topics From Jg and Jns
The knowledge of all aspects
Bodhicitta
JG's presentation
JNS's presentation
The instructions
JG's presentation
JNS's presentation
The two realities
General presentation
The way in which the two realities become the objects of the wrong ideas of apprehending them as mutually exclusive
The way in which the two realities are not mutually exclusive
The qualms that are to be eliminated
The reasoning that is the means for eliminating these qualms
The manner of eliminating said qualms
The path of preparation
The four stages of the path of preparation
The focal objects and aspects of the path of preparation
The four conceptions in the context of the path of preparation
The disposition
General explanation
The disposition is not a nonimplicative negation
The single yana and buddha nature in all beings
Other commentaries on the disposition
The focal object of practice
The equipment of wisdom
The nature of phenomena and wisdom in relation to being self-empty versus other-empty
The explanation of emptiness (the object) and the way in which it is observed by wisdom (its subject)
Various ways of asserting the definite number of emptinesses (including the wisdoms that correspond to the twenty emptinesses)
The basis of emptiness
The manner of being empty
Nondual wisdom
The equipment of the ten bhumis
The nature of the bhumis, which are the remedies
The nature of the object of meditative equipoise
The nature of the obstacles to be relinquished
The knowledge of the path
The five causes of the knowledge of the path
The knowledge of the path of sravakas
What is to be known-the nature of the path of the sravakas
The phase of the path of the mahayana during which this knowledge is generated
The question of whether the path or the knowledge of the path is taught here
The knowledge of the path of pratyekabuddhas
The knowledge of the path of bodhisattvas
The supports in which it arises
What is to be generated-the path of seeing
The path of familiarization
The path of familiarization and its function in general
The path of familiarization as aspiration
The path of familiarization as dedication
The uncontaminated path of familiarization
The utterly pure path of familiarization
Removing qualms about the manner in which the stains are relinquished
The all-knowledge
The presentation of the objects of knowledge (skandhas, dhatus, and ayatanas)
The explanation of the five skandhas
The way in which they correspond to the dhatus and the ayatanas
The way in which they correspond to the four realities, the five bases, and so on
Sravakas and pratyekabuddhas do not realize phenomenal identitylessness
The three natures
How they are taught in the sutras
Explanation according to the scriptural system of Yogacara
Charts
The three realms of samsara and their subdivisions
The 108 repetitive phrases of the prajnaparamita sutras
The five paths
The sixteen aspects of the four realities of noble ones according to the Abhidharmakosabhasya, TOK, and the Abhidharmasamuccaya
The aspects of the four realities of the noble ones in the abhidharma and the prajnaparamita sutras
The kinds of samgha according to the Abhidharmakosa
The twenty-five kinds of bodhisattva samgha in the revised edition of the Prajnaparamitasutra in Twenty-five Thousand Lines and the twenty kinds of samgha in AA I.23-24
The twenty kinds of samgha according to the Vrtti, the Aloka, the Vivrti, JNS, and CE
Comparison of the terminologies of the types of samgha in the revised edition of the Prajnaparamitasutra in Twenty-five Thousand Lines, the AA, and the Abhidharmakosa
The nine stages of settling the mind (calm abiding), the four flaws, and the eight remedies
General sets of samadhis
Specific sets of samadhis and qualities
The thirty-seven dharmas concordant with enlightenment and the five paths according to the Vaibhasikas
The common order of the thirty-seven dharmas concordant with enlightenment and their matching with the five paths (according to non-Vaibhasikas and the mahayana)
The factors to be relinquished through seeing and familiarization according to the sravakas
The way of relinquishment of the factors to be relinquished through seeing and familiarization on the eight levels of the sravakas
The factors to be relinquished through seeing and familiarization according to the mahayana (Abhidharmasamuccaya and Abhisamayalamkara)
Afflictive obscurations, cognitive obscurations, and obscurations of meditative absorption according to JNS
The sixteen moments of the wisdoms of readiness and cognition on the path of seeing according to the Abhidharmakosa, the Abhidharmasamuccaya, and Aryavimuktisena and Haribhadra as per JNS
The four remedies
The correspondences of skandhas, ayatanas, and dhatus
Notes
Index