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Description - The The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Six, Parts One and Two by Jamgon Kongtru Lodro Taye

"Among the ten books that make up this tour de force, Book Six is by far the longest concisely summarizing the theoretical fields of knowledge to be studied prior to the cultivation of reflection and discriminative awareness. The first two parts of Book Six, contained in this volume, respectively concern Indo-Tibetan classical learning and Buddhist phenomenology. The former analyzes the traditional subjects of phonology and Sanskrit grammar, logic, fine art, and medicine, along with astrology, poetics, prosody, synonymics, and dramaturgy. The principal non-Buddhist philosophical systems of ancient India are then summarized and contrasted with the hierarchical meditative concentrations and formless absorptions through which the summit of cyclic existence can genuinely be attained. Part Two examines the phenomenological structures of Abhidharma the shared inheritance of all Buddhist traditions from three distinct perspectives, corresponding to the three successive turnings of the doctrinal wheel."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559393898
ISBN-10: 1559393890
Format: Hardback
(231mm x 154mm x 58mm)
Pages: 992
Imprint: Snow Lion Publications
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jamgon Kongtru Lodro Taye

Jamg n Kongtr l (1813 1899) was a versatile and prolific scholar. He has been characterized as a "Tibetan Leonardo" because of his significant contributions to religion, education, medicine, and politics.

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