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Maitreya's Ratnagotravibhaga, sometimes called 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 appears to be like at a pivotal Tibetan observation in this textual content by way of cross Lotsawa Zhonu friend, most sensible often called the writer of the Blue Annals. cross Lotsawa, whose academics spanned the spectrum of Tibetan faculties, constructed a hugely nuanced figuring out of buddha nature, tying it in with mainstream Mahayana inspiration whereas keeping off contested points of the so-called empty-of-other (zhentong) method. as well as translating key parts of move Lotsawa's statement, Mathes presents an in-depth historic context, comparing Go's place opposed to these of different Kagyu, Nyingma, and Jonang masters and analyzing how pass Lotsawa's view impacts his realizing of the buddha characteristics, the concept that of vacancy, and the perform of mahamudra.

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