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by Padmasambhava / Jamgon Kongtrul / Jamyang Drakpa
translated by Erik Pema Kunsang
softcover | 252 pages
The Final Volume in the Light of Wisdom Series.
The role of a Vajra Master in a student's spiritual development to clear away hindrances on the path and enhance self-realization forms the core of this final volume in the Light of Wisdom series. Padmasambhava, the lotus-born founder of Vajrayana Buddhism, established Buddhist doctrine in Tibet during the eighth century. He concealed teachings in the form of hidden treasures, to be revealed at an appropriate time in the future.
The book is a combination of three texts: the root text, The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence comprising oral instructions of Padmasambhava, recorded by his chief female disciple, Yeshe Tsogyal; The Light of Wisdom by Jamgon Kongtrul, one of the most prominent Buddhist masters of nineteenth-century Tibet, an extensive commentary on this sacred scripture; and Entering the Path of Wisdom, annotations on the commentary by Jamyang Drakpa, a student of Jamgon Kongtrul as dictated to the scholar Jokyab Rinpoche.