"The student of The Gateway to Knowledge
can begin to comprehend the meaning of the major works on Buddhist philosophy and of the traditional sciences. When you want to extract their meaning you need an 'expert system,' a key. The Gateway to Knowledge
is like that key, a magical key—it opens up the treasury of precious gemstones in the expansive collection of Buddhist scriptures.... The extremely gifted and learned Tibetan master, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912) studied with many great masters from all traditions. Accomplished in all five fields of knowledge, he remains the example of perfect scholarship. His unexcelled deeds in teaching and composing Buddhist treatises are immense."
—Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, author of The Bardo Guidebook and Present Fresh Wakefulness
About the Author
Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912) was a student of Jamgön Kongtrul, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, and Paltrul Rinpoche; he was blessed by Manjushri, the full accomplished Buddha of wisdom. His work is an exceptional treasure of wisdom, compassion, and scholarship. Mipham Rinpoche became one of the greatest scholars of his time and his collected works fill more than thirty volumes. His chief disciple was Shechen Gyaltsab Pema Namgyal.