The Golden Key

The Golden Key

A Commentary to Difficult Questions in the Mind-Only School of Buddhism

by Je Tsongkapa, Lobsang Drakpa (1357-1419), by Fearless Blade: Jikme Rikpay Reltri (fl. 1775)

"The Golden Key" is a wondrous exploration of some of the deepest ideas in Buddhist philosophy. It is truly a key for unlocking some of the deepest wisdom ever espoused in world history!  Jigme Rikpay Reltri's commentary to Je Tsongkapa's classic work on the Mind only school is both easy to read and deep in its import.  The annotations Jigme Rikpay Reltri provides makes this very difficult subject clearer.  One of the most difficult philosophical subjects in the world is finally accessible in the English language.

Our author takes a poem written over six hundred years ago and makes the finer points clear for today's audience. The original poem is in effect a summary of over four thousand pages of difficult philosophy from ancient India. Without a good commentary, reading this sort of text can be daunting at best. It is exciting to consider how much this book can change how the world thinks! This might be the most comprehensive book translated on the Mind Only school into English today.

Difficult Questions In the Mind-Only School Of Buddhism

Difficult Questions In the Mind-Only School Of Buddhism

written by Je Tsongkapa, Lobsang Drakpa (1357-1419)

Je Tsongkapa's "Difficult Questions in the Mind Only School" is an auto commentary to one of his earlier works. It helps to clarify many of the finer points discussed in his original poem.  He gives an in depth description of the two additional consciousnesses of the Mind Only school.  His work is founded upon and backed by the great works of the Mind only scholars of India including Masters Asanga and Vasubandhu and of course Buddha Shakyamuni.  The contents of this text codifies the works of 1900 years before it in one place.

It is hard to imagine this much knowledge packed into one book.  Je Tsongkapa's amazing intellect and unsurpassed knowledge of Buddhist literature allowed him to write a text that no one else could.  Due to the vast knowledge required to write this book, it also takes a great deal of ability to translate as well.  Thankfully the text has been translated by scholar's directly in Je Tsongkapa's lineage allowing them to make clear the  most esoteric points in the text some six hundred years later.  This text along with its companion, The Golden Key, is intended to do nothing less than change how the world thinks.

Word Smith ist in New York geboren und aufgewachsen. Er erwarb einen Bachelor of Arts in Philosophie an der Temple University in Philadelphia. Gegen Ende seines Studiums rutschte Word in eine existenzielle Krise, in der er seine Ausbildung und den Sinn des Lebens allgemein in Frage stellte. Diese Erfahrung und das monatelange Überdenken eröffneten Word tiefere Wahrheiten über das Leben, als er bis dahin hatte finden können.

Er reiste 3 Jahre umher und bildete sich in allen Bereichen fort, zu denen er sich hingezogen fühlte. In dieser Zeit studierte Word Permakultur, chinesische Medizin, Tai Chi, Capoeira sowie ganzheitliche Ernährung und erwarb den schwarzen Gürtel in Tae Kwon Do. Später besuchte er vier Jahre lang das Heartwood Institute, das sich auf ganzheitliche Heilung spezialisierte und wo er auch als Lehrer tätig war.

Word setzte seine Studien für weitere 3 Jahre fort, um Doktor des medizinischen Qi Gong zu werden und eröffnete mit einem seiner Lehrer eine Klinik in Santa Cruz, Kalifornien.

Derzeit arbeitet er als Lehrer und Übersetzer des Mixed Nuts Teams für die Diamond Cutter Classics (DCC) zusammen mit Geshe Michael Roach. Er leitet das Electronic Dictionary Project (EDP) und veröffentlichte kürzlich “The Golden Key”, ein Buch über die Mind only-Schule des Buddhismus.

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