Reburying the treasure—maintaining the continuity: Two texts by śākya mchog ldan on the Buddha-essence [Book Review]

Journal of Indian Philosophy 34 (6):521-570 (2006)
The rich and interconnected universe of Śākya Mchog Ldan’s views, including those on the buddha-essence, cannot be limited to or summarized in a few neat categories. Nevertheless, the following two interrelated ideas are crucial for understanding Śākya Mchog Ldan’s interpretation of the buddha-essence: 1) only Mahāyāna āryas (’phags pa) have the buddha-essence characterized by the purity from adventitious stains (glo bur rnam dag).
Keywords Buddha-nature  Buddhist philosophy  Buddhism  Tibetan Buddhism  Madhyamaka  Other-emptiness views  Less known / alternative Buddhist theories on reality  Buddhist theories of cognition  Buddhist tantric views
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DOI 10.1007/s10781-006-9004-2
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