The Third Eye of the Buddhist By reading this one book, you will attain at least ten or more years of study in Buddhism.
Even if you are new to Buddhism, this book will take you through its intricacies and will ensure that you master the correct formulae of Buddhism.
It also explains the importance of understanding Buddhism as preserved in the texts and not as an imagined ideal.
Basing on these texts and for the first time in contemporary history, this work shows that right from the beginning there was a complete system of Buddhism. This is contrary to the view of the Orientalists, who not being able to piece together a correct interpretation of Buddhism, offered a theory of an "Early Buddha" to explain the evolution of Buddhism. The idea of evolution in Buddhist philosophy is just a hypothesis of the academicians and not to be taken as veritable fact.
By piecing together the original textual material, this book offers a new, rational enunciation of Buddhism. This naturally does away with the Orientological theory of "Early Buddhism" and opens new vistas into the study of Buddhism.
This novel view has made it possible to define the terms "Hinayana" and "Mahayana" for the first time and therefore precisely understand the teachings of the traditions represented by these terms.
Hitherto, neither Orientology nor even Buddhist orthodoxy could offer any rational explanation of these terms or the traditions that they represent.
By taking sets of passages from relevant Tibetan anecdotes, for instance the works of Bhavaviveka, Rin-Chen-Gru-Bu-ston and Taranatha, the authors have explained the missing formulae that are vital in the understanding and practice of Tantric and Mahayana Buddhism.
Only on understanding these principles of Tantricism, as delineated by these anecdotes or texts, can one understand the relevance of important Tantric systems as delineated in the Guhyasamaja Tantra and Hevajra Tantra.
By offering a detailed "word for word" Châ€™an or Zen textual translation and interpretation, the authors have shown the correct and complete ideology of Châ€™an or Zen. This incidentally shows the philosophical errors made by D. T. Suzuki in his three-volumed work "Essays on Zen Buddhism."
For the first time in contemporary history, the Bon-po and its philosophy is retraced. The authors, by correctly interpreting the text known as the Mahavastu, are able to retrieve the ideology of the hitherto lost Mahasanghika tradition.
The Mahasanghika is surprisingly the Bon-po and is an antecedent of Mahayana Buddhism that is vogue as current-day Tibetan Buddhism.
It is therefore clear that the Bon-po tradition of Tibet is not any animistic pre-Buddhist religion as speculates Orientology, or its branch, Buddhology.
This book is written in a unique Buddhist format and is therefore condensed. It is a lifetime work of the authors. Even if you are new to Buddhism, this book will take you through the intricacies of Buddhism and will ensure that you master the correct formulae. It is also useful for scholars, both traditionalists and academics.