Gzhan stong khas len seng ge'i nga ro
Mipam's other "lion's roar"—his Lion's Roar: Affirming Other Emptiness—shows the way he establishes an other-emptiness view that affirms the existence of the ultimate truth as not empty of its own essence.(Source: Duckworth, Douglas. Jamgön Mipham: His Life and Teachings. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2011: p 58.)
Relevance to Buddha-nature
This text argues that buddha-nature is not empty of its natural qualities but only the adventitious impurities in the context of establishing what is ontologically existent or non-existent on the conventional level. Thus, it justifies the position of the other emptiness in the context of the verifying conventional ontic reality.
Translations of This Text
- Waldo, Ives, trans. The Lion’s Roar Proclaiming Emptiness of Other. By Mipham Gyatso (mi pham rgya mtsho). Unpublished translation. N.p: n.p., n.d.
- Pettit, John W. Mipham's Beacon of Certainty: Illuminating the View of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection. Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1999.
- Duff, Tony, trans. The Lion's Roar That Proclaims Zhantong. By Ju Mipham Namgyal ('ju mi pham rnam rgyal). Kathmandu: Padma Karpo Translation Committee, 2010.
Recensions of This Text
Philosophical positions of this text
Definitive in terms of conventional ontology.
While Mipham argues that buddha-nature is empty, it is only in the context of ultimate ontological analysis, not on the conventional level.
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