"Ocean of Nectar" is the first complete commentary in English to Chandrakirti's classic "Guide to the Middle Way," one of the most important scriptures in Mahayana Buddhism and regarded to this day as the principal text on emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality. In this long-awaited major work Geshe Kelsang provides an entirely new translation of Chandrakirti's verse masterpiece and explains with outstanding clarity the philosophical reasoning establishing Buddha's most profound view of the middle way. In the course of the book he also charts the progress of a Mahayana practitioner from the initial cultivation of compassion through to the attainment of full enlightenment, providing an indispensable guide for the serious student of Mahayana Buddhism.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
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Excellent exposition of the different Buddhist schools and their approach to emptiness, yet easy to understand although the called root text is quite deep material. An enlightening reading, a profound writing, wonderful!
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's Ocean of Nectar, is the first complete commentary in English to the famous Buddhist text, Guide to the Middle Way by Chandrakirti. Guide to the Middle Way is regarded to this day as the principal text on emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality.
In Geshe Kelsang's completely new and authoratative translation of Chandrakirti's root text, he explains clearly and completely, the philisophical reasoning establishing Buddha's most profound view of the middle way, a term that means: anything that is free from the two extremes of existence and non-existence. These different reasonings are indispensable in improving our ability to cut the root of our ignorance and understand the selflessness of all phenomena.
Not only does Geshe Kelsang provide the reader with a faultless presentation of the most profound view of emptiness, he also gives a clear explanation of the stages of the vast path.
I recommend this book to the serious student...
heavy but easy reading from lama gyatso of important points in buddhism the book is the true nature of all things.
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