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Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages: Practical Instructions in the King of Tantras, The Glorious Esoteric Community

Robert Thurman

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January, 2011
Cloth, 742 pages,
ISBN: 978-1-935011-00-2
American Institute of Buddhist Studies
$72.00 / £49.50

The Extremely Brilliant Lamp (Shin tu gsal ba'I sgorn me) is Tsong Khapa's most important commentary on the perfection stage practices of the Esoteric Community, the Tantra he considered fundamental for the practice of the "Father Tantra" class of Unexcelled Yoga Tantras. It draws heavily on Nagarjuna's Five Stages and Aryadeva's Lamp that Intergrates the Practices, as well as a vast range of perfection stage works included in the Tibetan Kangyur and Tengyur collections. It is an important work for both scholars and practitioners.

Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS)

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About the Author

Robert A. F. Thurman is Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University.

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