The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation : or the Method of Realizing Nirvana Through Knowing the Mind


VANS-WENTZ, W.Y., (ed.). The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation : or the Method of Realizing Nirvana Through Knowing the Mind. London : Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1954. First Edition. Pp. (11),[vii]-lxiv,[1]-261,(4) + color frontispiece, 8 b&w illustrated plates. 8vo (152 x 226 mm), green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, gilt illustration to spine and front board.

Title page sub-title "Preceded by an Epitome of Padma-Sambhava's Biography and Followed by Guru Phadampa Sangay's Teachings. According to English Renderings by Sardar Bahadur S. W. Laden La, C.B.E., F.R.G.S. and by the Lamas Karma Sumdhon Paul Lobzang Mingyur Dorje, and Kazi Dawa-Samdup."

Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz, M.A., D.Litt., D.Sc (b. February 2, 1878, Trenton, New Jersey – d. July 17, 1965, Encinitas, California) of Jesus College, Oxford. Also author of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead", "Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa", and "Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines, &c".

Carl Gustav Jung (b. July 26, 1875, Kesswil, Switzerland – d. June 6, 1961, Kusnacht, Switzerland) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung's work was influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies.

Guru Padma-Sambhava (Padmasambhava), also known as Guru Rinpoche, was an 8th-century Buddhist master from the Indian subcontinent.

Guru Phadampa Sangay (Dampa Sangye) was a Buddhist mahasiddha of the Indian Tantra movement who transmitted many teachings based on both Sutrayana and Tantrayana to Buddhist practitioners in Tibet in the late 11th century.

"In this volume, the fourth of my Tibetan Series, I have placed on record, in a manner intended to appeal equally to the learned and to the unlearned, to the philosopher and to the scientist, some of the most recondite teachings of Oriental Sages. In doing so, I have had the right guidance of an original text, heretofore unknown to Europe, the authorship of which is attributed to Tibet's Precious Guru Padma-Sambhava, the illustrious master of the Tantric Occult Sciences, of whose life-history an epitome is herein presented.

Inasmuch as this volume sets forth the very quintessence of the Great Path, the Mahayana, it not only supplements the three previous volumes, but is, in some respects, the most important member of the Series. At the time of the publication of Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines, I did not, however, foresee that it was my destiny to be the transmitter of this additional volume.

In the General Introduction and the textual annotations there have been incorporated, to serve as a very necessary commentary, complementary teachings which were orally transmitted through a long line of Gurus of the Kargyutpa School to my own Tibetan Guru, the late Lama Kazi DawaSamdup. Also, in Book III, the teachings of the Guru Phadampa Sangay supplement those of the Gurus.

... I am especially grateful to Dr. C. G. Jung, the distinguished dean of Western psychologists, for his erudite Foreword, which serves as a bridge between the best thought of Occident and Orient. Today, even more than in the days of the Greek Philosophers, East and West not only are meeting, but are recognizing their inherent and inseparable oneness. Only the vulgar notice and advocate racial and religious differentiation. To the clear-seeing, Humanity is One Family, eternally transcending geographical demarcations, national limitations, and every fettering concept born of the unenlightened mind." - from Preface

Bondage and Liberation, The Buddha, "Samyutta Kikaya" (based upon H. C. Warren's Translation);
Preface;
It Were Better to Live One Single Day, The Buddha, from "The Dhammapada" (based upon N. K. Bhagwat's Translation);
The Buddha's Sermon on "What is True Blessedness?". A recension by the Editor, based on Professor Childer's Translation and on that by Irving Babbitt in "The Dhammapada";
The Five Hindrances, The Buddha, "Tevigga Suttanta (according to the translation in "The Library of Original Sources", edited by Oliver J. Thatcher).

Foreward : A Psychological Commentary, by Dr. C.G. Jung;
1. The Difference Between Eastern and Western Thinking;
2. Comments on the Text - The Obeisance - The Foreword - Salutation to the One Mind - The Result of Not Knowing the One Mind - The Results of Desires - The Transcendent At-one-ment - The Great Self-Liberation - The Nature of Mind - The Names given to the Mind - The Timelessness of Mind - Mind in its True State - Mind is Non-Created - The Yoga of Introspection - The Dharma Within - The Wondrousness of These Teachings - The Fourfold Great Path - The Great Light - The Yoga of the Nirvanic Path.

General Introduction:
1. Reality According to the Mahayana;
2. Nirvana;
3. Time and Space;
4. The Nature of Mind;
5. Individualized and Collective Mind;
6. Wisdom versus Knowledge;
7. Illiteracy and Utilitarianism;
8, The Great Guru;
9. Good and Evil;
10. Tantric Buddhism;
11. Astrology;
12. The Yoga;
13. The Problem of Self (or Soul);
14. The Psychology and the Therapy;
15. Origin of the Text;
16. The Translators;
17. The Translating and Editing;
18. Englishing;
19. Criticism by Critics;
20. Conclusion.

Book I : An Epitome of the Life and Teachings of Tibet's Great Guru Padma-Sambhava.

Book II : The Yoga of Knowing the Mind, the Seeing of Reality, Called Self-Liberation (according to Lama Karma Sundhon Paul's and Lama Lobzang Mingyur Dorje's English Rendering);
Introduction;
1 : The Introductory Preliminaries;
2 : The Practical Application;
3 : The Concluding Sections.

Book III : The Last Testamentary Teachings of the Guru Phadampa Sangay (according to the late Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English rendering);
1. Introduction;
2. The Guru's Teachings;
3. Concluding Thoughts : Power, Conquest, Security.

List of Illustrations :
1. The Great Guru Padma-Sambhava;
2. The Translators and the Editor;
3. Manjushri's Book of Divine Wisdom;
4. Manjushri, the God of Divine Wisdom;
5. The Eight Gurus;
6. Emanation;
7. The Tri-Kaya, or Three Divine Bodies;
8. Bodhidharma;
9. Maitreya, the Coming Buddha.

With index.

Very good 60.00

Title: The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation : or the Method of Realizing Nirvana Through Knowing the Mind

Author Name: EVANS-WENTZ, W.Y., (ed.); JUNG, Carl (commentary); Guru Padma-Sambhava; Guru Phadampa Sangay

Categories: 3,

Publisher: London - New York - Toronto, Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press: 1954

Seller ID: 116451

Keywords: BUDDHIST BUDDHISM TIBET NIRVANA BUDDHA RELIGION SPIRITUALITY SIDDHARTHA ZEN,