Gateway to Knowledge - The Gate for Entering the Way of a Pandita — by Jamgon Mipham
The Tibetan master - Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche (1846–1912) was a student of Jamgon Kongtrul, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, and Paltrul Rinpoche. His chief disciple was Shechen Gyaltsab Pema Namgyal. He was blessed by Manjushri - the full accomplished Buddha of wisdom.
His work is an exceptional treasure of wisdom, compassion, and scholarship. His accomplishments in practice, learning, composition, and teaching are immense. Mipham Rinpoche became one of the greatest scholars of his time and his collected works fill more than thirty volumes.
The Gateway to Knowledge is a condensation of the Tripitaka and its accompanying commentaries. Consolidating the intent of Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings into a unified body of textbooks, it is the philosophical backbone of the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
This rich source book embodies the basics of Prajnaparamita and Madhyamika as well as Abhidharma from both the Mahayana and Hinayana perspectives.
1. The Aggregates
2. The Elements
3. The Sense-sources
5. The Correct and the Incorrect
6. The Faculties
Volume I elucidates the Ten Topics (don bcu) as well as the [four] truths, the [three] vehicles, and conditioned things and unconditioned things.
The student of the Gateway to Knowledge can begin to comprehend the meaning of the major works on Buddhist philosophy and of the traditional sciences. When you want to extract their meaning you need and "expert system", a key. The Gateway to Knowledge is like that key, a magical key - it opens up the treasury of precious gemstones in the expansive collection of Buddhist scriptures.