De bzhin gshegs pa'i snying po bstan pa'i bstan bcos
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Relevance to Buddha-nature
Though the text is a brief overview of issues discussed in the Uttaratantra, the Third Karmapa clearly views the treatise as not merely a sūtra work. As he states in the closing of the text, "This completes the determination of the buddha heart, the essence of the vajrayāna." (sangs rgyas kyi snying po gtan la dbab pa rdo rje theg pa'i snying po rdzogs so). The authors presents a theory of buddha-nature which is the base of all existence and endowed with the qualities of the Buddha and not empty of these transcendent qualities. He integrates many well known verses from the sūtras and tantras in his text.
Translations of This Text
- Brunnhölzl, Karl, trans. Luminous Heart: The Third Karmapa on Consciousness, Wisdom, and Buddha Nature. Nitartha Institute Series. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 2009.
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|Other Titles||~ de bzhin gshegs pa'i snying po bstan pa zhes bya ba'i bstan bcos|
~ snying bstan
|Text exists in||~ Tibetan|
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