This stand-alone book is the final volume of a trilogy on the Mind-Only School of Buddhist philosophy that Hopkins composed over the last 22 years. Here, Hopkins presents opinions on crucial issues from commentaries on Lama Tsong Khapa's "Essence of Eloquence", considered by his Gelugpa followers to be so challenging that it is called his steel bow and steel arrow - hard to pull but powerful when one succeeds. The careful and intense analysis with which these scholar-yogis probe these 170 issues over time opens a door into patterns of thought that constitute the environment of the text.
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Author Biography - Jeffrey Hopkins
Jeffrey Hopkins, PhD, served for a decade as the interpreter for the Dalai Lama. A Buddhist scholar and the author of more than thirty-five books, he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program in Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West.