Transcending Ego: Distinguishing Consciousness from Wisdom(Book)

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The entire path of Buddhism can be characterized as a quest for understanding the mind. Thrangu Rinpoche often quotes verses from this book to explain how the mind functions. This book by the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje is a treatise called Distinguishing Consciousness from Wisdom. In this book Rangjung Dorje describes the difference between the true nature of the mind and the constant flow of thoughts, feelings, and ideas we have in our mind. He then describes how the eight consciousnesses are transcended and  transformed into the five Buddha wisdoms at realization. 

Thrangu Rinpoche then gives a extensive verse by verse explanation of these verses which is a virtual textbook of Buddhist psychology by an authentic teacher of a lineage that continues to be alive today and describes how this understanding effects the meditation of the practitioner.

“An illuminating text which provides the ‘missing link’ between Yogacara philosophy and Mahamudra practice, demonstrating how we might transform our confusion and emotional obscurations into wisdom. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche has lucidly and generously provided a commentary which will deepen your understanding and enliven your practice. A must for all practitioners of Vajrayana!”

Judith Simmer-Brown
Professor Naropa University

This book of 128 pages is published by Namo Buddha Publications and translated by Peter Roberts. It contains extensive notes, a glossary, a glossary of Tibetan terms, a bibliography, and index.

Available also is an exact copy of this book as a PDF for $ 1.25 in the PDF section of this website.

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 08 November, 2018.