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Maitreya's Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being with commentary by Mipham, translated by Jim Scott
Maitreya's Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being with commentary by Mipham, translated by Jim Scott

Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being was composed by Maitreya during the golden age of Buddhism in India.
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The text was recorded in written form by the noble Asanga, one of the greatest meditation masters of the two and a half millennia since Buddha Shakyamuni turned the Wheel of Dharma. Mipham's commentary cogently supports Maitreya's text in a detailed analysis of how ordinary confused consciousness can be transformed into wisdom. Precise and detailed instructions guide the reader through the incredibly profound meditation that gradually brings about this transformation.

The intention in publishing this translation is to provide a working basis for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the Buddha's teachings and all those wishing to comprehend the nature of their own mind and thereby realize their full potential as sentient beings.

To anyone brave enough to read this, a word of warning. Because it belongs to the category of texts devoted to what is called "the profound aspect of the teachings," it is said to be difficult to understand and difficult to realize. So don't expect it to be easy. And, because pure being, the very content of the profound secret hidden in this text, is not a conceptual construct, don't expect it to be difficult.
---- from the Translator's Preface

Ju Mipham Rinpoche (1849-1912) was a great master of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the leading figures in the Rime (nonsectarian) movement in Tibet.

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche considers this text to be of pivotal importance and teaches it extensively throughout the world. Jim Scott, a long-time student of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche's, translated this work at his request and under his guidance.

216 Pages. Paperback.

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