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Tsong Khapa's Speech of Gold in The Essence of True Eloquence: Reason and Enlightenment in the Central Philosophy of Tibet

Thurman, Robert A.F.

Published by Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1984
ISBN 10: 069107285X / ISBN 13: 9780691072852
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Title: Tsong Khapa's Speech of Gold in The Essence ...

Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good


Cloth. 442pp. First edition. Short tears to top of spine, else a very good, clean copy in dust jacket (some rubbing and scuffing). Bookseller Inventory # 09234

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This is the first full study, translation, and critical annotation of the Essence of True Eloquence, by Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), universally acknowledged as the greatest Tibetan philosopher. The work is a study of the major schools of Mahayana Buddhism, known as Vijnanavada and Madhyamika, and an explanation of the Prasarigika (Dialecticist") interpretation of Madhyamika ("Centrism").

Originally published in 1984.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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This is the paperback edition of the first full study, translation, and critical annotation of the Essence of True Eloquence by Jey Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), universally acknowledged as the greatest Tibetan philosopher. Robert Thurman's translation and introduction present a strain of Indian Buddhist thought emphasizing the need for both critical reason and contemplative realization in the attainment of enlightenment. This book was originally published under the title Tsong Khapa's Speech of Gold in the "Essence of True Eloquence."

"I am very happy that Tsong Khapa's masterpiece of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy has been translated into English, and can now be studied by Western philosophers and practitioners of Buddhism. It has long been one of my favorite works, and I hope that others will appreciate its deep thought and lucid insights as we have for centuries in Tibet."--From the foreword by the Dalai Lama

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