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Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought (Volume 2) Paperback – October 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0861712714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0861712717
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #538,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Geshe Tashi Tsering was born in Tibet in 1958 and received his Geshe Lharampa degree (similar to a doctorate in divinity) from Sera Monastery in India in 1987. Since 1994, he has been the guiding teacher of the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, while also teaching at other Buddhist centers worldwide.

Gordon McDougall was director of Cham Tse Ling, the FPMT's Hong Kong center, for two years in the 1980s and worked for Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London from 2000 to 2007. He helped develop the Foundation of Buddhist Thought study program and administered it for seven years. Since 2008 he has been editing Lama Zopa Rinpoche's lamrim teachings for Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive's FPMT Lineage series.

Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a worldwide network of Buddhist centers, monasteries, and affiliated projects, including Wisdom Publications. Rinpoche was born in 1946 in the village of Thami in the Solo Khumbu region of Nepal near Mount Everest. His books include Transforming Problems into Happiness, How to Be Happy, and Ultimate Healing. He lives in Aptos, California.

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A must read for those who want to learn about Buddhism seriously.
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The material in this book is difficult, yet he manages to explain it thoroughly and clearly without watering it down.
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He explains these ideas in a straight forward and accessible manner for the western reader.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A seeker on December 27, 2010
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Geshe Tashi is blessed with a clear mind and an extraordinary command of the english language. The material in this book is difficult, yet he manages to explain it thoroughly and clearly without watering it down.

One thing I like about his writings is the many examples he offers from everyday life that we as westerners can relate to. He goes a long way toward neutralizing the strangeness of eastern cultures so that we can grapple with the ideas directly - which is enough of a challenge on its own.

This is one of the few books I own that is worth re-reading. Most of us can't absorb it all the first time through, even when highly motivated. If you have ever wondered about the true nature of reality, if you are interested in Buddhist philosophy, if you are studying the Buddhist tenet systems, or if you are looking for a great teacher, then this is the book for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 22, 2013
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This a book I really enjoyed reading. Ghese Tashi is an accomplished writer and teacher. He explains the evolution of Buddhism thinking from lower schools to Nagarjuna`s Middle Way in an accessible, intelligent and fun way. The book is a historic journey through the different interpretations of relative truth and absolute truth, a core concept in Buddhism. A must read for those who want to learn about Buddhism seriously. I recommend to further read the six book series.
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A most comprehensive look at the four schools of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. Geshe Tashi Tsering presents difficult concepts concerning the. differences and similarities among the schools which can be subtle in a way that is understandable to the average reader who is interested in Buddhist ways of thinking about the way things exist. He explains that, unlike Western philosophy, Buddhist philosophy was created for the sole purpose of enlightenment rather than an ontological study.
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Geshe Tashe Tsering is an amazing teacherr and he once again shows his ability to clearly write to the western student about complex ideas of Buddhism. He explains these ideas in a straight forward and accessible manner for the western reader. His teachings are deep and often quite subtle and profound, just like the dharma. This and the entire series on the Foundation of Buddhist Thought are a worthy investment into the path of the Buddha.
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Was feeling blocked in my contemplations, a friend suggested this book and thats when many other study's and philosophies fell into place! Extremely well written.
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