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 nació y creció en Nueva York. Se licenció en Filosofía por la Universidad Temple de Filadelfia. Casi al final de sus estudios, Word sufrió una crisis existencial en la que se cuestionó profundamente su educación convencional y la utilidad de la vida en absoluto. Tras esta experiencia y largos meses de reflexión, Word pasó a descubrir verdades más profundas sobre la vida, más allá de lo que había considerado en el pasado.

Viajó durante los tres años siguientes, estudiando por su cuenta lo que le atraía. Durante este tiempo, Word estudió: permacultura, medicina china, Tai chi, Capoeira y nutrición integral, y recibió su cinturón negro en Tae kwon do. Más tarde asistió durante cuatro años al Instituto Heartwood, especializado en curación holística, donde también enseñó.

Word continuó sus estudios durante otros 3 años para convertirse en Doctor en Qi Gong Médico y abrió una clínica con uno de sus maestros en Santa Cruz, California.

Actualmente, Word enseña y traduce como parte del Diamond Cutter Classics (Mixed Nuts) con Gueshe Michael Roach. Dirige el Proyecto del Diccionario Electrónico y recientemente publicó “La Llave de Oro”, un libro sobre la escuela de Budismo Solo Mente.

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