By Klaus-Dieter Mathes

Maitreya's Ratnagotravibhaga, often referred to as the Uttaratantra, is the most Indian treatise on buddha nature, an idea that's seriously debated in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. In A Direct route to the Buddha Within, Klaus-Dieter Mathes seems at a pivotal Tibetan remark in this textual content through cross Lotsawa Zhonu friend, top often called the writer of the Blue Annals. move Lotsawa, whose academics spanned the spectrum of Tibetan faculties, constructed a hugely nuanced realizing of buddha nature, tying it in with mainstream Mahayana suggestion whereas fending off contested points of the so-called empty-of-other (zhentong) process. as well as translating key parts of pass Lotsawa's remark, Mathes presents an in-depth ancient context, comparing Go's place opposed to these of different Kagyu, Nyingma, and Jonang masters and interpreting how cross Lotsawa's view impacts his realizing of the buddha features, the concept that of vacancy, and the perform of mahamudra.

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