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Speech of Delight ~ Mipham's Commentary on Śāntarakşita's Ornament of the Middle Way
Speech of Delight ~ Mipham's Commentary on Śāntarakşita's Ornament of the Middle Way

By Ju Mipham; Foreword by Chökyi Nima Rinpoche; Translated by Thomas H. Doctor

In his Ornament of the Middle Way the great Indian master Santariksita reveals how the path of reasoning can lead the mind to increasingly profound insight and experience, and how the process of refining our view of reality through intelligent and open-minded enquiry can bring about complete liberation within the discovery of the natural state.

The Speech of Delight, Ju Mipham's illustrious commentary, highlights and explains the pithy reasoning of this classic treatise, and unfolds the expansive view of the Great Vehicle in a clear, engaging and compassionate way.

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Treasured dearly as "The Eyes of Ju Mipham Rinpoche," this commentary is a key element in the curriculum of many of the monastic colleges in Tibet and South Asia. Simultaneously direct and profound, it displays the hallmarks of Mipham's accomplished authorship.

Santaraksita, the great 7th century Indian master, is considered the founder of the Yogacaramadhyamaka approach, and together with Padmasambhava and King Trisong Deutsen he is credited with a crucial role in the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet. He remains a tremendous source of spiritual inspiration for Tibetan Buddhists.

Ju Mipham (1846-1912) displayed a universal genius by writing on all aspects of Buddhist theory and practice, as well as on the traditional sciences. His significance for the Nyingma school and the nonsectarian Rime movement can hardly be overestimated.

Thomas Doctor has worked as a translator for the Venerable Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and the Ka-Nying SHedrup Ling Monastary in Nepal since 1993. He holds an MA in Tibetan Studies from the University of Copenhagen.

778 pages. Hardcover. Includes the original Tibetan text.

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