By Matthew Flickstein
The Meditator’s Atlas actually is a accomplished and reliable "roadmap of the internal international" for a person who meditates. What makes this publication detailed is the way in which Flickstein makes use of vintage Buddhist texts — the trail of Purification, and the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness—to aid readers clarify experience out of the hot, attention-grabbing, and sometimes hard states that one could come upon at the lengthy trip to enlightenment. Readers will come clear of this ebook with their very own insights clarified and with a important feel of what lies forward. The Meditator’s Atlas also will attract "spiritual sightseers" — those that simply are looking to take pleasure in a guided journey of the compelling internal territory of meditation.
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2. Vibhiiticandra, Go-rams-pa, and Their Works of the Three-Vow Genre 29 written in reply to questions about or objections to the contents of the sDom gsum rab dbye " [L e. the Clear Differentiation of the Three Vows] (Jackson 1983 : 16). It was Go-rams-pa' s answer to Shakya-mchog-Idan's "challenge, " the one-hundred and eight questions about Sa-pa�' s Clear Differentiation set down in the sDom gsum rab dbye la dn ba legs pa (Collected Works, vol. 17, pp. 448-462) . ) . 60. Th e Essential Summary of the Topics of All Satras and Tantras That is Completely Removing the Darkness of the Mind (mDo rgyud kun gyi don bsdus pa snying po yid kyi mun pa mam par set ba).
59 Taranatha (p . 485) says that Vibhiiticandra stayed in 'Bri-gung-gling during that time and became very influential. ) , and Stearns correctly points out that Vibhiiticandra is not 55 For S akyasn"bhadra' s reply to Vibhiiticandra concerning the 'Bri-gung-pa, see Jackson (1990: 20-2 1 , n. ) . 56 O n that date, see Sa-pill}, rJe btsun rin p o che 'i rno. m thar, Lam 'bras slob bshad, vol. 1, fo1. 28r, 1. 5, Sa skya pa 'i bka ' 'bum, vol. 5, p. 148-1-4. Cf. Jackson (1987: 35, n. 37). 57 On receiving that epithet, see van der Kuijp (198 3 : 100 and n.
With SakyasrThhadra he travelled for eleven years in Tibet, starting around 1204, learning innumerable topics of Mantra and Mahayana. It is known that they spent the summer retreat of 1206 at Srin-po-ri in Central Tibet. 54 Khro-phu Lo-tsa-ba Byams-pa'i-dpal (1 172-1236) , the Tibetan interpreter of Sakyasrf, reports that 53 These notes are based on Cyrus Stearns pioneering article, "The Life and Tibetan Legacy of the Indian MaluipalJ4ita Vibhiiticandra, " pp. 127-17 1 . 5 4 O n 'Jig-rten-mgon-po, see the biographical notes in chapter 1 4 , section 1 .