Author: The Third Dalai LamaTranslator(s)/ Edito: Dr. Chok Tensin MonlamPublisher: Library of Tibetan Works & ArchivesYear: 2007Language: multilingualPages: 137ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186470603
The Essence of Superfine Gold is the most famous literary compostion of the Third Dalai Lama (1543-1588). It is a condensed but comprehensive commentary on Je Tsongkhapa’s (1357-1419) A Song of Experience which is the seminal guide on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment of the Beings of Three Capacities. Although brief, this text summarizes the tree principal paths of the teachings of the Shakyamuni Buddha.Also included in this volume is Je Tsongkhapa’s A Song of Experience, puls a brief biography of the Third Dalai Lama and the relevant Tibetan texts for both teachings. Before receiving his doctrate in Buddhist Studies at the University of Delhi, India, Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam was awarded the Uma Rabjampa (a Master in Buddhist Philosophy) from the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala, India. At present he is heading the Research and Translation Department at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala.
Translator’s Note AcknowledgementsA Brief Biography of the Third Dalai LamaA Song of ExperiencePrologue to the Essence of Superfine Gold The Authenticity and Excellence of the Lamrim The Greatness of the Instructions of the LamrimHow to Listen to and Explain the TeachingsHow to Rely on the Spiritual Teacher Training the Mind after Reliance upon the Spiritual TeacherHow to Extract the Essence of this Life of Leisure and EndowmentTraining in the Path Shared with Beings of Lesser Capacity Training in the Path Shared with Beings Of Medium CapacityTraining in the Path of a Being of Greater Capacity Training in the Practices of Engaging BodhicittaHow to Specifically Train in the Last Two Perfections How to specifically Train in the VajrayanaDedication ColophonNotesRelevant Tibetan Texts