By Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert
Trans. by way of Christian Bernert
A seminal observation on some of the most vital works of Mahayana Buddhism.
According to culture, Distinguishing the center from the Extremes (Madhyāntavibhāga) was once printed through Maitreya to Asaṅga, and the novel view it offers perpetually replaced the way in which Mahayana Buddhists understand truth. the following, the Tibetan grasp Rongtön unpacks this handbook and its practices for us in a fashion that's straight away obtainable and profound, with real useful meditative purposes. The paintings explains the massive paths of the 3 cars of Buddhism, emphasizing the view of Yogācāra, and demonstrates the inseparability of expertise and vacancy. It deals an in depth presentation of the 3 natures of truth, a correct figuring out of which gives the antidotes to confusion and anguish. The translator’s advent provides a transparent evaluate of all of the recommendations explored within the textual content, making it effortless for the reader to bridge its principles to real perform.
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Extra info for Adorning Maitreya’s Intent: Arriving at the View of Nonduality
A formidable scholar and a mystic, he is regarded as an emanation of Maitreya as well as a reincarnation of some of the greatest Indian panditas of the past. In this masterful work, Rongtön Sheja Künrig elucidates with remark-able clarity the core teaching contained in the Madhyāntavibhāga, describing in detail the process of liberation from a state of total affliction to the realization of the inseparability of clarity and emptiness. Christian Bernert’s translation, Adorning Maitreya’s Intent: Arriving at the View of Nonduality, aptly conveys the essence of the great Sakya master’s treatise, while making it accessible to those readers who lack advanced philosophical training.
We would also like to thank Nikko Odiseos and the entire Shambhala team for taking on this project and assisting us throughout the last stages of publication. Finally, we would like to express our gratitude to the Khenchen Appey Foundation for funding this project. TRANSLATOR’S INTRODUCTION THE BUDDHIST PATH Buddhism is often referred to as the Middle Way, a path free of extremes. As a seeker, Siddhartha Gautama recognized the futility of a worldly life indulging in sense pleasures, and also the inefficacy of extreme forms of spiritual practice, and decided to renounce both.
13 According to the first one, the imputed and the perfected natures are two ways of seeing the dependent nature. A mind under the influence of ignorance sees a dualistic world divided into apprehended objects and the apprehending mind. This imagination of the unreal produces a mistaken view of reality, which is called the imputed. When the mind is free of the erroneous projection of duality (based on the latencies), it becomes aware of the dependent nature of experience (produced by the mind itself).