Third Eye of the Buddhist
By reading this book, you will attain at least ten or more years of study in Buddhism. Even if you are new to Buddhism, this book will take you through its intricacies and will ensure that you master the correct formulae of Buddhism. It is also useful for scholars, both traditionalists and academics.
By taking sets of passages from relevant traditional Buddhist texts as those in Pāli as the Theravāda Tripiṭaka, and the works of the Sarvāstivādins, as well as those texts in Sanskrit as those of the Mahāsāṃghikas and the Madhyamaka, and the works of the Tibetans, including those of Bhāvaviveka, Rin-chen-grub Bu-ston and Tāranātha, the authors have explained the missing formulae that are vital in the understanding and practice of Mahāyāna and Tantric Buddhism. Only on understanding these principles of Tantricism, as delineated by these anecdotes or texts, can one understand the relevance of important Tantric systems as described in the Guhyasamāja Tantra and Hevajra Tantra.
It masterfully explains the details of the various schools, namely, the Theravāda, Sarvāstivāda, Mahāsāṃghika or the Bon-po, Mahāyāna, both the Madhyamaka and the Yogācāra as upheld by the Tibetans, and the extant Yogācāra such as the Ch'an/Zen in China and Japan. It offers the details of all these schools compacted into one volume.
- Date Published: September 01, 2001
- Publisher: Shri Kali Publications
- Authors: Shanmukha Anantha Natha & Kristina Baird
- Pages: 220
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 0958232415