Wednesday, December 7, 2011

To Dispel the Misery of the World: Endorsement from Andrew Quintman

"To Dispel the Misery of the World presents an authoritative and expansive commentary on the essential Tibetan Buddhist tradition of lojong or mind training. Although brief, the author Ga Rabjampa provides an overview of the entire Mahayana path, from guru devotion to the generation of bodhicitta to realization of the ultimate. While true to the simple and profound lojong teachings of the early Kadam masters, the text expands the essential points of mind training to include detailed instructions on visionary meditation practice. The author's extended presentation of sending and receiving (tonglen) seems unique in the Tibetan tradition. The works of Ga Rabjampa deserve to be better known, and this eloquent translation makes a valuable contribution."

—Andrew Quintman, Yale University, translator of The Life of Milarepa

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