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Freedom from extremes : Gorampa's "Distinguishing the views" and the polemics of emptiness

Author: Go-rams-pa Bsod-nams-seng-ge; José Ignacio Cabezón; Lobsang Dargyay.
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, ©2007.
Series: Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fifteenth-century Buddhist scholar Gorampa challenged his contemporaries' thinking about the fundamental concept of "emptiness," pioneering an approach that avoided what he critiqued as the traps of eternalism and nihilism. Freedom from extremes is his powerful polemic on the subject. This critical edition of a book renowned for its conciseness, lucidness, and profundity provides students and scholars with direct  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Go-rams-pa Bsod-nams-seng-ge, 1429-1489.
Freedom from extremes.
Boston : Wisdom Publications, ©2007
(DLC) 2006036944
(OCoLC)167763008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Go-rams-pa Bsod-nams-seng-ge; José Ignacio Cabezón; Lobsang Dargyay.
ISBN: 9780861718573 0861718577
OCLC Number: 851511321
Language Note: English translation with parallel romanized Tibetan text.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 415 pages).
Contents: Distinguishing the views of emptiness: moonlight to illuminate the main points --
Of the supreme path --
Thematic subdivisions of the text --
Three ways of understanding the Madhyamaka --
The refutation of Dol po pa --
The refutation of Tsong kha pa --
The middle way as freedom from extremes.
Series Title: Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism.
Other Titles: Lta baʼi śan ʼbyed theg mchog gnad kyi zla zer.
Responsibility: José Ignacio Cabezón and Geshe Lobsang Dargyay.
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Fifteenth-century Buddhist scholar Gorampa challenged his contemporaries' thinking about the fundamental concept of "emptiness," pioneering an approach that avoided what he critiqued as the traps of eternalism and nihilism. Freedom from extremes is his powerful polemic on the subject. This critical edition of a book renowned for its conciseness, lucidness, and profundity provides students and scholars with direct access to Gorampa's own words. The authors offer illuminating context in an extensive introduction on his life and work, along with an overview of Tibetan polemical literature.

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