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Tantric ethics : an explanation of the precepts for Buddhist Vajrayāna practice

Author: Tsong-kha-pa Blo-bzang-grags-pa; Gareth Sparham
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Wisdom Publications, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Wisdom edView all editions and formats
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"The scholar and tantric adept Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), one of the greatest philosophers produced by Tibet's Buddhist culture, composed works on every aspect of Buddhist philosophy and practice. This book contains a translation of his Fruit Clusters of Siddhis, an explanation of the tantric vows, and provides a clear explanation of the nature of each vow and the criteria for determining when a downfall has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tsong-kha-pa Blo-bzang-grags-pa; Gareth Sparham
ISBN: 0861712900 9780861712908
OCLC Number: 60664335
Notes: "The full title is: Fruit clusters of siddhis, an explanation of the way Bodhisattvas following the Bodhisattva's way of life by means of secret mantra should make their training in morality completlely pure"--Preface.
Description: x, 189 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Proclamation --
Taking Tantric vows --
Vows and consecrations --
Root downfalls --
How to keep --
Tantric ordination --
Gross downfalls, and the downfalls in the Kālacakra System --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Gsang sngags kyi tshul khrims kyi rnam bshad dngos grub kyi snye ma zhes bya ba.
Responsibility: Tsongkhapa ; translated by Gareth Sparham ; foreword by Jeffrey Hopkins.
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"The scholar and tantric adept Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), one of the greatest philosophers produced by Tibet's Buddhist culture, composed works on every aspect of Buddhist philosophy and practice. This book contains a translation of his Fruit Clusters of Siddhis, an explanation of the tantric vows, and provides a clear explanation of the nature of each vow and the criteria for determining when a downfall has occurred."--Jacket.

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