'Gos Lo Tsa Ba Gzhon Nu Dpal's Commentary on the Ratnagotravibhagavyakhya (Theg Pa Chen Po Rgyud Bla Ma'i Bstan Bcos Kyi 'Grel Bshad De Kho Na Nyid Rab Tu Gsal Ba'i Me Long) (Book Review)
The Journal of the American Oriental Society 2005, Jan-March, 125, 1
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'Gos Lo tsa ba gZhon nu dpal's Commentary on the Ratnagotravibhagavyakhya (Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos kyi 'grel bshad de kho na nyid rab tu gsal ba'i me long). Edited by KLAUS-DIETER MATHES. Nepal Research Centre Publications, no. 24. Stuttgart: FRANZ STEINER VERLAG, 2003. Pp. xix + 576. [euro]70. 'Gos Lo-tsa-ba gZhon-nu-dpal (1392-1481) was one of the most brilliant scholars in Tibet and is famous for his religious history, the Blue Annals (Deb ther sngon po). He is also known as a translator (lo tsa ba) and for his contributions to Buddhist doctrine and philosophy. However, except for the Blue Annals his own work has not been available until now. For this reason this first publication of a doctrinal commentary, Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos kyi ' grel bshad de kho na nyid rab tu gsal ba'i me long (ZhP), is most welcome. In this commentary he presents a unique interpretation of the teaching of the Buddha-nature (tathagatagarbha) in the Ratnagotravibhaga/vyakhya (RGV/V) following the mahamudra tradition. Of more than fifty commentaries on the RGV known to have been written in Tibet, the ZhP is one of the most extensive and remarkable.
- Category: Social Science
- Published: 01 January 2005
- Publisher: American Oriental Society
- Print Length: 8 Pages
- Language: English