Bde gshegs snying po'i stong thun chen mo seng+ge'i nga ro

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bde gshegs snying po'i stong thun chen mo seng+ge'i nga ro
Lion's Roar: Exposition of Buddha-Nature

Mipam lays out his view of buddha-nature in a short text called Lion's Roar: Exposition of Buddha-Nature, which draws on another of the five treatises of Maitreya, the Sublime Continuum. Here he presents three main arguments showing why all beings have buddha-nature. He also distinguishes his view of buddha-nature, which he portrays as the unconditioned unity of emptiness and appearance, from other traditions' views. Namely, he contrasts his view with traditions that maintain buddhanature as truly real and not empty (Jonang), traditions that hold buddhanature to be simply the mind's absence of true existence (Geluk), and traditions that maintain that the cognitive quality of buddha-nature—the element that is in unity with emptiness—is impermanent (a Sakya view).

(Source: Duckworth, Douglas. Jamgön Mipham: His Life and Teachings. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2011: p 58.)
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According to the colophon this work was written to fulfill a request for explanation of verse I.28 in the Uttaratantra.

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  • Duckworth, Douglas S. Mipam on Buddha-Nature: The Ground of the Nyingma Tradition. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008.
  • Duff, Tony, trans. The Lion's Roar of the Ultimate Non-Dual Buddha Nature: A Text by Ju Mipham Namgyal and Explanation by Tony Duff. Kathmandu: Padma Karpo Translation Committee, 2015.
  • Fletcher, Wulstan, and Helena Blankleder (Padmakara Translation Group), trans. Lion of Speech: The Life of Mipham Rinpoche. By Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications, 2020.

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Bod sprul mdo sngags bstan pa'i nyi ma. Stong thun gnad kyi zin thun. In Gsung 'bum mdo sngags bstan pa'i nyi ma, Vol. 1: 261-274. Khreng tu'u: si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang, 2004. Buda by BDRC Logo.jpg

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