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The Great Image : The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator - Ani Jinba Palmo

The Great Image

The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator

Paperback Published: 9th November 2004
ISBN: 9781590300695
Number Of Pages: 368

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This book is the autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairochana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century. Responsible for bringing seminal Buddhist teachings to Tibet from India, his deep understanding of the Dharma was what enabled him to translate the essence of enlightened mind, conveyed in the Sanskrit texts, with great accuracy.

"The great translator Vairochana, crown ornament of all the Indian and Tibetan scholars, who was equal in realization and accomplishment to the second buddha from Oddiyana, extended the life force of the Buddhist teachings and living beings in Tibet in one lifetime."--Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

"We should read biographies of sublime beings and ponder their qualities in order to receive their blessings and go beyond time and space as they have done."--Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Introduction : putting the story in historical context
Introduction : the significance of this biography
Introduction : a summary of the text
The homagep. 3
Preface : how the effortless Ati doctrine was taughtp. 5
How this precious doctrine occurred in Akanishtap. 7
The history of the appearance of this precious doctrine in the celestial and human realmsp. 12
The history of how the effortless vehicle appeared in the three celestial realmsp. 35
The history of the appearance of the effortless Ati doctrine in the human realmp. 43
The history of the effortless Ati doctrine flourishing in Indiap. 48
The history of the appearance of the effortless doctrine in Tibetp. 83
The trials of Vairotsanap. 92
Master Shri Singha entrusts Vairotsana with the entire doctrinep. 117
Vairotsana tames King Rahula Bhibhi's arrogancep. 125
Vairotsana's arrival in Tibetp. 133
Vairotsana is banished to Tsawarongp. 145
Vairotsana arrives in Tsawarong and entrusts Yudra Nyingpo with the Pith instructionsp. 179
Going to the pure lands after completing the instructions in Tibetp. 193
The nine vehiclesp. 245
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ISBN: 9781590300695
ISBN-10: 1590300696
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 9th November 2004
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49