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Karl Brunnholzl
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Straight from the Heart: Buddhist Pith Instructions

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A treasure trove of inspired Buddhist works, selected from teachings representative of the vast tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
ebook, 460 pages
Published June 25th 2007 by Snow Lion Publications (first published May 11th 2007)
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May we thus, through the blessings of the divine three roots,
Swiftly resolve our own empty minds,
And, from the royal capital of primordial pure great perfection,
Promote the great welfare of limitless sentient beings. — The vagabond Gendün Chöpel

A magnificent collection. I am truly grateful to Mr. Brunnhölzl for this absolutely beautiful translations of essential and rare pith instructions by great Masters of Indian and Tibetan tradition. This is a text book I will come back to many times. And I
Yontan Gyatso
Karl B's translations are excellent. This book is full of pithy instructions and stories. My main reason for getting it was for the translation of Janggya Rolpa'i Dorje's Song on the View, and Mipham's commentary. Mipham sets out his view via this small song by a Geluk, and does it concisely and clearly. Might be a bit more meaningful to those who've read Mipham's Beacon and Speech of Delight, where he covers much of the same ground more thoroughly.
Also of note in this book are a short instructi
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