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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 00:00

Buddhist Tantra

Systems of Buddhist Tantra - coverSystems of Buddhist Tantra
— by Jamgon Kongtrul
- The Treasury of Knowledge - Volume 6 — Book 6, Part 4

Jamgon Kongtrul is considered to be one of the great leaders of the nonsectarian movement in Tibetan Buddhism and his Treasury of Knowledge  is considered to be one of the most important texts for reference and study in Tibetan Buddhism. A unique, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as it was preserved in Tibet.

Buddha, the teacher, taught innumerable spiritual methods to guide sentient beings on the path to freedom. Fortunate ones with acute intelligence practice the heart of these teachings - the indestructible way of secret mantra.

Jamgon KongtrulThis way has many special qualities. It is superior tothe path of the sutras, includes many methods of practice, does not involve hardships, and is clear, direct, and enjoyable.

The tantric path is often referred to as the indestructible way of secret mantra, the essence of which is the indestructible union of wisdom (the understanding of emptiness) and method (immutable great bliss).

This volume sets forth the various systems that constitute this path, both those of the ancient tantra tradition and of the new tradition.

A superb resource for advanced Buddhist practitioners students and scholars.

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