A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart

The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra and Its Commentaries
Author(s): Karl Brunnholzl
Original Publish Date: Nov 27, 2018
Product Number: EB00724751
Released: Nov 27, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781614295174
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
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A key Dzogchen text-available together with its Tibetan commentaries, including from the fifteenth Karmapa-from a preeminent translator. The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra, one of the most famous and often-recited Dzogchen texts, is at once an entreaty by the primordial buddha, Samantabhadra, that all sentient beings recognize the nature of their minds and thus become buddhas, and also a wake-up call by our own buddha nature itself. This monumental text outlines the profound view of Dzogchen in a nutshell and, at the same time, provides clear instructions on how to discover the wisdom of a buddha in the very midst of afflictions. In this volume, Karl BrunnhOlzl offers translations of three versions of theAspiration Prayerand accompanies them with translations of the commentaries by Jigme Lingpa, the Fifteenth Karmapa, and TsUltrim Sangpo. He offers further contextualization with his rich annotation and appendices, which include additional translation from Jigme Lingpa, Longchenpa, and Patrul Rinpoche. This comprehensive, comprehensible book illuminates this profound text and greatly furthers our understanding of Dzogchen-and of our own nature.

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