By Buton Rinchen Drup,Ngawang Zangpo,Lisa Stein

This fourteenth-century Tibetan vintage serves as an exceptional advent to uncomplicated Buddhism as practiced all through India and Tibet and describes the method of getting into the Buddhist direction via examine and mirrored image.

It starts with environment forth the constitution of Buddhist schooling and the diversity of its matters, and we’re taken care of to a rousing litany of the advantages of such guideline. We’re then brought to the buddhas of our global and eon—three of whom have already lived, taught, and handed into transcendence—before interpreting intimately the fourth, our personal Buddha Shakyamuni. Butön tells the tale of Shakyamuni’s prior lives after which provides the trail the Buddha (the similar that each one buddhas needs to follow). After the Buddha’s tale, Butön recounts 3 compilations of Buddhist scriptures after which costs from sacred texts that foretell the lives and contributions of serious Indian Buddhist masters, which he then relates, concluding with the story of the eventual dying and disappearance of the Buddhist doctrine. The textual content ends with an account of the inception and unfold of Buddhism in Tibet, targeted typically at the country’s kings and early adopters of the international religion. An afterword by means of Ngawang Zangpo, one of many translators, discusses and contextualizes Butön’s exemplary lifestyles, his turbulent occasions, and his prolific works.

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