Absorption in No External World: 170 issues in mind-only Buddhism
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This stand-alone book is the final volume of a trilogy on Mind-Only that Hopkins composed over the last twenty-two years. Here Hopkins presents opinions on crucial issues from twenty-two commentaries on Dzong-ka-ba’s The Essence of Eloquence, considered by his followers to be so challenging that it is called his steel bow and steel arrow, hard to pull but powerful when one succeeds. The careful and intense analysis with which these scholar-yogis probe these 170 issues over time opens a door into patterns of thought that constitute the environment of the text. Hopkins’ lively style draws the reader into the drama, stimulating the reader’s metaphysical imagination.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Honored by his peers and readers alike, Jeffrey Hopkins is considered a seminal and influential Western scholar of Tibetan Buddhism. A professor emeritus at University of Virginia, he is the author of numerous books, including Cultivating Compassion, and translator of many books including How to Practice. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.