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Prajnaparamita in Tibetan Buddhism
Prajnaparamita in Tibetan Buddhism

Prajnaparamita in Tibetan Buddhism

by E Obermiller

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Language

English

Publisher

Classics India/Paljor

ISBN

8185132054 - Year: 1998 - Pages: 174

Binding

Hardcover

E Obermiller

Author: E Obermiller
Translator(s)/ Edito: Harcharan Singh Sobti
Publisher: Classics India/Paljor
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 174
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185132054

Description

This book, analysing the doctrine of Prajnaparamita (Tib.Sher-p’hin pronounced as Sh’er-Ch’hin) or Transcendental Wisdom is based on Tibetan exegetical literature viz. Abhisamayalamkara of Maitreya or as runs its full title, the Abhisamayalamkara-nama-Prajnaparamita-updesa-sastra which is considered by the learned Tibetan tradition to be the most important as, i. a summary of the Prajnaparamita-sutras, and ii. as the text containing the special theory of the marga or the path to the attainment of Nirvana according to the Mahayanistic standpoint.

Maitreya according to Tibetan tradition was one among those present when the Sakya (Tib. Bchom-Idanhdas) delivered his discourses on Prajnaparamita, later on compiled by Kashyap (Tib. Hod. Srung), consisting of 21 volumes.

Obermiller has taken recourse to those Indian and Tibetan Commetntaries which are held in great esteem by the learned Tibetan tradition and are considered to contain the most clear, thorough and full analysis of the subjects contained in the Abhisamayalamkara.

Contents

Preface by: Dr. Harcharan Singh Sobti
E Obermiller: A Biographical Note by Dr. Harcharan Singh Sobti
Editor’s Note
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Chapter One: Review of Literature
Chapter Two: The Path and its Varieties
Chapter Three: The Eight Hinayanistic Stages and Ten Stages of
the Bodhisattva
Chapter Four: The Eight Principal Subjects and the Seventy
Topics of the Abhisamayalamkara
Chapter Five: The Concordance
Chapter Six: The Author of the Abhisamayalamkara
Works of E Obermiller
Bibliography A
Bibliography B
Index
Technical Terms and Expressions: Sanskrit-Tibetan
Technical Terms and Expressions: Tibetan-Sanskrit
Sutras and Sastras: Sanskrit-Tibetan
Sutras and Sastras: Tibetan-Sanskrit
Authors and Schools: (A) Indian
(B) Tibetan

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