Princeton University Library Catalog

Buddhist ethics / Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé ; translated and edited by the International Translation Committee.

Author:
Kong-sprul Blo-gros-mthaʼ-yas, 1813-1899 [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Ithaca, N.Y. : Snow Lion Publications, c1998.
Description:
564 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
  • "Jamgon Kongtrul's monumental Encyclopedia of Buddhism (Treasury of Knowledge) contains a complete account of the major lines of thought and practice that comprise Tibetan Buddhism. Buddhist Ethics is the fifth part of that work and considered by many scholars to be its heart."--BOOK JACKET.
  • "This text presents the three major systems of ethics found in the Tibetan tradition. Widely known simply as the "three vows," these are the vows of personal liberation (pratimoksa), universal liberation (bodhisattva), and secret mantra (tantra). Jamgon Kongtrul explains the need for and nature of an authentic teacher-student relationship as the support for one's training in each system.
  • He then provides the complete code of personal liberation as it applies to both monastic and lay persons, the precepts for those aspiring to the life of a bodhisattva, and the exceptional pledges for practitioners on the tantric path of pure perception."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [533]-544) and index.
Contents:
Foreword / Bokar Rinpoche -- Introduction / Sakya Trizin -- Ch. I. The Qualities of the Spiritual Teacher and Student -- Ch. II. The Vows of Personal Liberation -- Ch. III. The Commitments of Awakening Mind -- Ch. IV. The Vows and Pledges of Secret Mantra.
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ISBN:
1559390662 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
97033450
OCLC:
37527579
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RCP:
C - S