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Confusion Arises as Wisdom: Gampopa's Heart Advice on the Path of Mahamudra
by Ringu Tulku
How could confusion arise as wisdom? According to the Mahamudra view, confusion arises as wisdom when we realize that everything we experience is the radiance of the mind’s own nature. And what is the nature of our mind? And how do we come to recognize that? These are the questions Gampopa answers for his students in the text commented upon here, known as the Great ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Shambhala
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One of the best general interest books I've read on Mahamudra. It's clearly written and free of jargon while still communicating the profundity of this tradition of meditation to people with a wide variety of different levels of experience and background.
Ringu Tulku has a straightforward way of explaining Gampopa's text which takes some of the mystery out of it. His explanation of Bodhichitta clarifies what often leads to confusion about the meaning of the term and how it should be held. Probably not the best introduction to Mahamudra, but an excellent supplementary text.