Friday, July 2, 2010
The Treasury of Knowledge, Book 6, Part 3: Frameworks of Buddhist Philosophy
This volume from the sixth book of the Treasury is his masterful survey of broad themes and subtle philosophical points found in more than 1500 years of Buddhist philosophical writings. In a clear and systematic manner, he sets out the traditional framework of Buddhism's three vehicles and four philosophical sytems and provides an overview of the key points of each system. His syncretic approach, which emphasizes the strengths of each of the systems and incorporates them into a comprehensive picture of philosophical endeavour, is well suited for scholar-practitioners, who seek awakening through the combination of analytical inquiry and meditation.
"The Treasury of Knowledge excellently presents the entire corpus of the sutra and mantra traditions, from the path of the common sciences all the way up to the uncommon Great Perfection, or Atiyoga (Dzogchen), which is the culmination of the nine vehicles." Dudjom Rinpoche.
"Jamgon Kongtrul was a true saint, a great scholar, an exemplary teacher, a renowned physician, a peacemaker, and one of the most prolific writers of Tibet…the Five Great Treatises of Kongtrul..enshrine all the wisdom of Tibet." Ringu Tulku.