ISBN-10: 0861714547

ISBN-13: 9780861714544

Tsongkhapa's A Lamp to light up the 5 Stages (1419) is a accomplished presentation of the top yoga category of Buddhist tantra, in particular the main practices - the so-called 5 levels (pancakrama) - of the complex section of Guhyasamaja tantra. starting with a radical exam of the Indian assets, Tsongkhapa attracts rather from the writings of Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Candrakirti, and Naropa to boost a definitive figuring out of the Vajrayana of entirety degree. while within the iteration degree, meditators visualize the Buddha within the type of the deity living in a mandala palace, within the crowning glory level mentioned within the current quantity, meditators go beyond traditional attention and actualize the kingdom of a buddha themselves. between different issues, Tsongkhapa's paintings covers the sophisticated human body structure of channels and winds besides the method of death, the bardo, and rebirth. This definitive assertion on Guhyasamaja tantra profoundly affected the process Buddhist perform in Tibet.

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