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By Karl Brunnholzl

"Buddha nature" (tathāgatagarbha) is the innate capability in all dwelling beings to develop into an absolutely woke up buddha. This ebook discusses a variety of subject matters attached with the idea of buddha nature as provided in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and contains an summary of the sūtra sources of the tathāgatagarbha teachings and different methods of explaining the that means of this time period. It contains new translations of the Maitreya treatise Mahāyānottaratantra (Ratnagotravibhāga), the first Indian textual content at the topic, its Indian commentaries, and (hitherto untranslated) commentaries from the Tibetan Kagyü culture. most crucial, the translator’s advent investigates intimately the meditative culture of utilizing the Mahāyānottaratantra as a foundation for Mahāmudrā instructions and the Shentong strategy. this can be supplemented by means of translations of a couple of brief Tibetan meditation manuals from the Kadampa, Kagyü, and Jonang colleges that use the Mahāyānottaratantra as a piece to think about and become aware of one’s personal buddha nature.

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