The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles: Rog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the Teachings by Jose Ignacio Cabezon

The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles: Rog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the Teachings

byJose Ignacio Cabezon

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Following the fall of the Tibetan empire and the ensuing "period of fragmentation," the twelfth and thirteenth centuries saw tremendous religious efflorescence in Tibet. Although the Tibetan scholars and adepts of this period continued to draw from the texts and practices of Indian Buddhism,they also began to craft distinctly Tibetan intellectual and spiritual traditions. Hundreds of important masters lived and worked during this time, some of whom founded institutions that still exist today. Equally important were the scholars who lived on the margins of institutionalized Buddhism,teachers and meditators whose works, despite their great creativity, never entered mainstream Tibetan Buddhism. Jose Cabezon offers a study of the life and most important extant work of one such figure, Rog Bande Sherab, also known as Rogben (1166-1244). Rogben studied under some of the greatest teachers of his day. An itinerant scholar and yogi, he devoted his life to collecting important textual cycles andmeditation techniques. Rogben's most important work, The Lamp of the Teachings, cuts across the genres of history, doctrinal studies, and doxography. It is one of the earliest philosophically robust explanations of the "nine vehicle" system of the Ancient or Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles is the first scholarly study of Rog Bande Sherab, a pivotal figure in both the Pacification and Ancient traditions of Tibet, and one of the most original thinkers in Tibetan intellectual history.

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Jose Ignacio Cabezon is Dalai Lama Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California R Santa Barbara.
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Title:The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles: Rog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the TeachingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:January 16, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionThe Life of Rog Bande Sherab TMA Lamp for the TeachingsPart I: The Buddha and His Doctrine, What Is To Be Known1. Introduction2. How the Buddha Was Enlightened3. How the Dharma Was Taught and Compiled4. The Categorization of the Dharma and the Dissemination of Tantra5. Exoteric Scriptures and Treatises6. The Esoteric Tradition7. Types of Tantras and Tantric Literature8. The Differences Between Various Doctrinal CategoriesPart II: The Nine Vehicles, Knowing Agents9. Non-Buddhists10. The Hinayana11. The Mind Only School12. The Madhyamaka13. The Outer Tantras14. The Inner TantrasPart III: The Nonduality of Knowledge and Known Things15. Nonduality and the Buddhist PathAppendix I: Teachings Rogben ReceivedAppendix II: The Relationship of Rogben's Lamp to the Two Deu HistoriesBibliographyIndex