Cloth. 442pp. First edition. Short tears to top of spine, else a very good, clean copy in dust jacket (some rubbing and scuffing). Bookseller Inventory #
This is the first full study, translation, and critical annotation of the Essence of True Eloquence, by Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), universally acknowledged as the greatest Tibetan philosopher. The work is a study of the major schools of Mahayana Buddhism, known as Vijnanavada and Madhyamika, and an explanation of the Prasarigika (Dialecticist") interpretation of Madhyamika ("Centrism").
Originally published in 1984.
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This is the paperback edition of the first full study, translation, and critical annotation of the Essence of True Eloquence by Jey Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), universally acknowledged as the greatest Tibetan philosopher. Robert Thurman's translation and introduction present a strain of Indian Buddhist thought emphasizing the need for both critical reason and contemplative realization in the attainment of enlightenment. This book was originally published under the title Tsong Khapa's Speech of Gold in the "Essence of True Eloquence."
"I am very happy that Tsong Khapa's masterpiece of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy has been translated into English, and can now be studied by Western philosophers and practitioners of Buddhism. It has long been one of my favorite works, and I hope that others will appreciate its deep thought and lucid insights as we have for centuries in Tibet."--From the foreword by the Dalai Lama
Title: Tsong Khapa's Speech of Gold in The Essence ...
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: 1984
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 069107285X Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders. Bookseller Inventory # 298879
Book Description Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Jacket with slight shelf wear otherwise As New. Table of contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Preface; Note; Introduction (with 8 sections); The Short Essence of True Eloquence; The Great Essence of True Eloquence (with Prologue and 7 sections); Glossary of technical terms; List of abbreviations; Bibliography of principal sources; Index. 12 full page B&W plates of th'ankas and th'anka details. xviii + 442 pages + 12 pages of B&W plates. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 117327
Book Description Princeton University Press, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. First Edition. 069107285X. Bookseller Inventory # 699985
Book Description Princeton University Press, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P02069107285X
Book Description Princeton University Press, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11069107285X
Book Description Princeton University Press, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-247-X5-1695601