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Thursday, 05 April 2018 01:11

Two Truths Debate

The Two Truths Debate - Tsongkhapa and Gorampa on the Middle Way — by Sonam Thakchoe

This work digs into the debate of how the two truths are defined and how they are related by looking at two figures. It shows how their philosophical positions have dramatic implications for how one approaches Buddhist practice and how one understands enlightenment itself.

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Friday, 30 March 2018 22:55

Empty Sky

Echoes From an Empty Sky - The Origin of the Buddhist Doctrine of the Two Truths — by John B. Buescher

For the first time, eschews an exclusively Mahayana standpoint for the exploration of the two truths in order to examine the doctrine in the context of the Hinayana.

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Friday, 15 January 2016 17:21

Two Truths

The Two Truths - In the Madhyamika Philosophy of the Gelukpa Order of Tibetan Buddhism — by Guy Newland

Buddhist perspectives on ethics and emptiness centered on the distinction between two truths - the conventional and the ultimate.

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Friday, 15 January 2016 01:01

Appearance and Reality

Appearance and Reality - The Two Truths in the Four Buddhist Tenet Systems — by Guy Newland

This work examines the two truths - conventional and ultimate truth - in the four tenet systems from within the Tibetan Buddhist context.

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Saturday, 07 March 2015 22:07

Final Exposition of Wisdom

Tsongkhapa's Final Exposition of Wisdom — by Jeffery Hopkins

This book presents the final exposition of special insight by Tsongkhapa on the object of negation and on the two truths. It brilliantly explicates ignorance and wisdom, explains relationship between dependent-arising and emptiness, shows how to meditate on emptiness, and explains what it means to view phenomena as like illusions.

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Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:03

Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way

The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way - Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika — translated and commented by Jay L. Garfield

Nagarjuna's greatest philosophical work - the Mulamadhyamakakarika - read and studied by philosophers in all major Buddhist schools of Tibet, China, Japan, and Korea - is one of the most influential works in the history of Indian philosophy. This accessible translation of the foundational text for all Mahayana Buddhism offers insight to all those interested in the nature of reality.

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