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Buddhadharma : Spring 2016
76 buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly spring 2016 literature associated in Tibet with the eleventh-century Bengali master Ati- sha, the twelfth-century founder of the Kagyu school Gampopa, and the late fourteenth- to fifteenth-century master Tsongkhapa, among many others. Other early Tibetan masters emphasized the possibility of a sudden enlightenment, a kind of breakthrough or instanta- neous moment of awakening. This latter approach has often been associated with Zen or Chan. Debates over the merits of gradual versus sudden approaches to the Buddhist path raged in Tibet for centuries and came to be associated also with assertions about the legitimacy of some Buddhist lineages over others, in particular with the superiority of Indian lineages over those from China. van Schaik presents fascinating new perspectives on these sudden/gradual debates. He revisits the most famous Tibetan account of a Buddhist debate between Chinese and Indian Buddhist experts over which form of Buddhism should prevail in Tibet. In the most well- known Tibetan version, an Indian monk named Kamalashila dramatically defeats a Chinese monk named Mohoyen, in the eighth century at Samye Monastery in Tibet, in front of the mighty Tibetan emperor Trisong Detsen. (One can in fact visit the very spot where this is believed to have occurred.) Kamalashila is said to have routed Mohoyen by demonstrating the superiority of the Indian presentation of a gradual path to buddhahood. After this the Chinese monk, who taught an approach of sudden enlightenment that seems to have been a form of Chan/Zen, was sent out of Tibet. This story, which appears in sources from the eleventh to twelfth century but not in earlier materi- als, plays an outsized role in many later influential Tibetan presentations of the Buddhist path and was often used by later Tibetan thinkers to refute the legit- imacy of teachings that lacked a clear Indian pedigree. revieWs ©thebritishlibrary©thebritishlibrary Details from manuscripts found at the caves in Dunhuang, ca 10th century. (Right, in Tibetan) The Single Method of Non-Apprehension; (opposite, in Chinese) The Brief Precepts of Bodhidharma AVAILABLE FROM: Diamond Lotus Foundation, Inc. P.O . Box 272 Ithaca, NY 14851 Part 1: hardcover, $25 Part 2&3: hardcover, $30 KÜN-ZANG LA-MAY ZHAL-LUNG Translated & edited by Sonam T. Kazi The Oral Instruction of Kün-zang La-ma on the Preliminary Practices of Dzog-ch’en Long-ch’en Nying-tig, as transcribed by Dza Pal-trül Rin-po-ch’e “These preliminaries contain the essence of the most extraordinary Paramitayana and Inner Vajrayana techniques, which are used to dissolve the original ignorance for the realization of the primordially existent, liberated Mind in all sentient beings. . . . Since these oral instructions contain extremely important information, extracts from various Indian and Tibetan root texts, and heartfelt advice, they will definitely be helpful to real seekers of realization.” — S. T. Kazi (888) 812-8809 www.diamondlotusfoundation.org The Oral Instruction of Kün-zang La-ma on the Preliminary Practices of Dzog-ch'en Long-ch'en Nying-tig by Jig-me Gyal-way Nyu-gu, as transcribed by Dza Pal-trül Rin-po-ch'e KÜN-ZANG LA-MAY ZHAL-LUNG Translated & edited by Sonam T. Kazi AVAILABLE FROM: Diamond Lotus Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 861 Beacon, NY 12508 (888) 812-8809 Add $6.00 S/H for first book and $3.00 for each additional book. For expedited shipping, please add $3.00 extra. “It is a universal truth that it is extremely enjoyable to live in this phenomenal world. Nobody wants to part with worldly pleasure. It is also a universal truth that everything that conditionally exists, sooner or later, must face ultimate destruction.... Those of us who are aware of this, in time, search for a solution to transcend death. Some of us come across the Buddhist teaching called Dzog-ch'en, whose superlative virtues excite us so much that we totally forget the proper approach to it. Just as a towering building must have an equally sound foundation, success in ultimate realization through Dzog-ch'en teaching depends entirely on a thorough understanding of the law of karma at the relative level. KÜN-ZANG LA-MAY ZHAL-LUNG explains how to attain the proper balance between the relative and absolute aspects of the practice in very simple language.” PART 1: 256 pp, 8 color plates, hardcover, $35 PART 2 & 3: 352 pp, 4 color plates, hardcover, $50 – S.T. Kazi THE ORAL INSTRUCTION OF KUN-ZANG LA-MA ON THE PRELIMINARY PRACTICES OF DZOG-CH’EN LONG -CH’EN NYING -TIG PART ONE As transcribed by Pal-trul O-gyen Jig-me Ch’o-kyi Wang-po Rin-po-ch’e NGA-GYUR NYING -MAY SUNG -RAB ENGLISH TRANSLATION SERIES VOLUME IV Translated from the Tibetan and edited by Sonam T. Kazi ̈ ̈ ̈ THE ORAL INSTRUCTION OF KUN-ZANG LA-MA ON THE PRELIMINARY PRACTICES OF DZOG-CH’EN LONG -CH’EN NYING -TIG PART ONE As transcribed by Pal-trul O-gyen Jig-me Ch’o-kyi Wang-po Rin-po-ch’e NGA-GYUR NYING -MAY SUNG -RAB ENGLISH TRANSLATION SERIES VOLUME IV Translated from the Tibetan and edited by Sonam T. Kazi ̈ ̈ ̈