9781570626494-1570626499-Matrix of Mystery: Scientific and Humanistic Aspects of rDzogs-chen Thought

Matrix of Mystery: Scientific and Humanistic Aspects of rDzogs-chen Thought

ISBN-13: 9781570626494
ISBN-10: 1570626499
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Guenther, Herbert V.
Publication date: 2001
Publisher: Shambhala
Format: Paperback 328 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781570626494
ISBN-10: 1570626499
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Guenther, Herbert V.
Publication date: 2001
Publisher: Shambhala
Format: Paperback 328 pages

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Acknowledged authors Guenther, Herbert V. wrote Matrix of Mystery: Scientific and Humanistic Aspects of rDzogs-chen Thought comprising 328 pages back in 2001. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1570626499 and 9781570626494. Since then Matrix of Mystery: Scientific and Humanistic Aspects of rDzogs-chen Thought textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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World-renowned Buddhist scholar Herbert V. Guenther here offers the first comprehensive study of the rDzogs-chen or Ati tradition of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Matrix of Mystery explores man's ability to preserve as well as transmit essential insights into the structure of reality.

Utilizing a key root Buddhist scripture, the Guhyagarbha ("Matrix of Mystery"), along with dozens of commentarial Tibetan textual sources, Guenther presents the most profound teachings of the Buddhist tradition, which represent the culmination of religious thought and practice in Tibet. In relating these teachings in modern scientific and humanistic perspectives, he demonstrates how, in many cases, the traditional religious and modern secular perspectives on the nature of reality interface.

Professor Guenther discusses the mandala and the deities that reside therein; the organizing principles of body, speech, mind, quality, and action, the three bodies of the buddha (trikaya); the inseparability of prajna and skillful means; and the complex field of Buddhist iconography. Throughout, quotations from numerous Tibetan sources are used to illustrate various teachings. His book will appeal to any serious student of Tibetan Buddhism.

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