Author: W Y Evans-WentzPublisher: New Age BooksYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 389ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178222507
To embody orally transmitted traditions and teachings relating to texts collected from Late Lama Kazi Dawasamdup and to place on records not only a Catena (of carefully made translations of text) which are still a subject of inquiring for Occidental countries, all these have been successfully attempted by this book. Most attracting and interesting philosophy and religious text for Western thought described in principal yogas and meditations adopted by many Indian and Tibetan philosophers including Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa and Milarepa for attaining Right knowledge have been also described in a lucid and subtle style.The seven principal texts which belong to a date long way beyond the time to which the actual manuscripts and block prints can be referred by this book. The related studies of these seven (Gampora's Supreme Path, the Epitome of the Great Symbol, the Epitome of the Six Doctrines, the Transference of the Consciousness, the Method of Eradicating the Lower self, the Fivefold Wisdom Attribute of the Long, and Essence of the Transcendental Wisdom) open a new horizon of study for scholars of related disciplines.General introduction, a brief account of Buddhism before each treatise helps common reader which is in contrast to the European conception of religion, philosophy and science.
PREFACEDESCRIPTON OF ILLUSTRATIONS FOREWORDGENERAL INTRODUCTIONBOOK IThe Supreme Path of Discipleship: The Precepts of the GurusThe IntroductionThe Obeisance and ForewordThe Twenty-Eight Categories of Yogic PreceptsThe ConclusionThe ColophonBOOK IIThe Nirvanic Path: The Yoga of The Great SymbolThe IntroductionThe Obeisance and ForewordPART IThe Preliminary Instructions: The Temporal and Spiritual TeachingsPART IIThe Essential Subject MatterPART IIIThe Path of knowledge: The Yoga of the Six DoctrinesThe IntroductionThe Obeisance and ForewordCHAPTER IThe Doctrine of the Psychic-HeatPART IThe Five Preliminary ExercisesPART IIThe Three Fundamental PracticesPART IIIThe Practical ApplicationCHAPTER IIThe Doctrine of the Illusory BodyCHAPTER IIIThe Doctrine of the DreamstateCHAPTER IVThe Doctrine of the Clear LightCHAPTER VThe Doctrine of the after-death StateCHAPTER VIThe Doctrine of Consciousness TransferenceThe ColophonBOOK IVThe Path of Transference: The Yoga of Consciousness-TransferenceThe IntroductionPART IThe Profound Path of Consciousness-TransferencePART IIThe Transference of the Consciousness of one DeceasedPART IIIThe Description of the Line of the GurusBOOK VThe Path of the Mystic Sacrifice: the Yoga of Subduing the Lower Self The IntroductionThe ColophonThe AddendumBOOK VIThe Path of the five wisdoms: The Yoga of the Long HumThe Introduction: the Yoga of the Five wisdomsThe Symbolic Significance of the Long HumThe Obeisance and MeditationThe Concluding MantraBOOK VIIThe Path of the Transcendental Wisdom: the Yoga of the Void nessThe IntroductionThe ObeisanceThe Sanskrit and Tibetan TitleThe Question of Shari-PutraThe Replay by AvalokiteshvaraThe Mantra of the Prajna-ParamitaThe Buddha's ApprovalThe AddendumIndex