tathāgatagarbha) is the innate potential in all living beings to become a fully awakened buddha. The book gives an overview of the sūtra sources of the tathāgatagarbha teachings and the different ways of explaining the meaning of this term. In particular, it includes new translations of the Mahāyānottaratantra (Ratnagotravibhāga), the primary Indian text on the subject, its Indian commentaries, and two (hitherto untranslated) commentaries from the Tibetan Kagyü tradition. Most important, the book investigates in detail the meditative tradition of using the Mahāyānottaratantra as a basis for Mahāmudrā instructions and the Shentong approach.
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