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Introduction to Emptiness: As Taught in Tsong-Kha-Pa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path

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Introduction to Emptiness: As Taught in Tsong-Kha-Pa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path

Introduction to Emptiness: As Taught in Tsong-Kha-Pa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path By Guy Newland
2012 | 144 Pages | ISBN: 1559393327 | PDF | 2 MB


Readers are hard-pressed to find books that can help them understand the central concept in Mahayana Buddhism—the idea that ultimate reality is emptiness. In clear language, Introduction to Emptiness explains that emptiness is not a mystical sort of nothingness, but a specific truth that can and must be understood through calm and careful reflection. Newland’s contemporary examples and vivid anecdotes will help readers understand this core concept as presented in one of the great classic texts of the Tibetan tradition, Tsong-kha-pa’s Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This new edition includes quintessential points for each chapter. “Introduction to Emptiness is a marvelously clear, marvelously precise exposition of Tsong-kha-pa’s understanding of emptiness and of the two truths as presented by Nagarjuna and Chandrakirti. . . . While the exposition is rich in technical detail and textual reference, it is absolutely accessible to the beginning student. It will be required reading in my Buddhist philosophy courses.” —Jay L. Garfield, author of Ocean of Reasoning and Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way “Guy Newland performs a remarkable feat by presenting the complex concept of emptiness with great clarity and lucidity. The book is highly recommended for those who are at the initial stage of entry into the vast realm of the Buddhist thought. It is equally useful for those who have traversed their journey quite a bit.” —Tibet Journal