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A Feast Of The Nectar Of The Supreme Vehicle, Asanga,
A Feast Of The Nectar Of The Supreme Vehicle
Asanga

Hardback $79.99 - RANDOM HOUSE US
No Heading Text for this Section - Published: 18/Oct/2018 - ISBN: 9781611804676

A monumental work and Indian Buddhist classic, the Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras (Mahayanasutralamkara) is a precious resource for students wishing to study in-depth the philosophy and path of Mahayana Buddhism. This full translation and commentary outlines the importance of Mahayana, the centrality of bodhichitta or the mind of awakening, the path of becoming a bodhisattva, and how one can save beings from suffering through skillful means.

The root text, which makes up the the first part of the book, was revealed to Asanga by Maitreya in the fourth century. Asanga is considered by much of the Buddhist world to be as important to the history of Buddhism as Nagarjuna. His treatises lay the foundation for the Yogachara and Mind-Only traditions that continue to be important in both East Asia and Tibet to this day.

Jamgon Mipham, one of Tibet's greatest Buddhist masters of the nineteenth century, elucidated in detail the importance of Asanga's work. This book is yet another instant classic to be produced by the Padmakara Translation Group, whose translations are consistently lucid and reliable, thus making ancient and profound Buddhist texts accessible to the modern reader. JAMGIN MIPHAM (1846-1912) was a Tibetan Buddhist master of outstanding brilliance and versatility. He is a famous Nyingma master of the RimU tradition and is one of the greatest philosophers Tibet has ever produced.

The PADMAKARA TRANSLATION GROUP, based in France, has a distinguished reputation for all its translations of Tibetan texts and teachings. Its work has been published in several languages and is renowned for its clear and accurate literary style. A full translation of an important Mahayana Buddhist treatise with a commentary by the famous Tibetan luminary Jamgon Mipham.

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