The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Six, Part Four: Systems Of Buddhist Tantra

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 "Systems Of Buddhist Tantra"
Treasury of Knowledge: Book Six, Part Four

In Tibetan religious literature, Jamgön Kongtrül's Treasury of Knowledge in ten books stands out as a unique, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as it was preserved in Tibet. The tantric path is often referred to as the indestructible way of secret mantra, the essence of which is the indestructible union of wisdom (the understanding of emptiness) and method (immutable great bliss). This volume sets forth the various systems that constitute this path, both those of the ancient tantra tradition and of the new tradition.

"This crucial section of Jamgön Kongtrul's seminal masterpiece The Treasury of Knowledge will fill a long-standing critical gap in our understanding of Buddhist tantra. Never before has there been such a thorough and systematic exposition of the subject available in a Western language. Elio Guarisco and Ingrid McLeod have done an excellent job in translating this profound work to make it accessible to both scholars and practitioners. Finally, we might know what we are doing!"--Sarah Harding

by Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thayé