Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Mipham’s Beacon of Certainty - Foreword

Illuminating the View of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection

Foreword
by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

Lama Mipham was a great Nyingma scholar of the nineteenth century who wrote a prodigious number of works on all subjects, including numerous brilliant commentaries on both sūtra and tantra. His work translated here by John Whitney Pettit as the Beacon of Certainty is particularly famous and is one of the most beneficial for clearing away confusion and doubt regarding views, paths, and meditation.

It is my earnest hope that John Pettit’s translation will bring great benefit to foreign students and scholars in the study of both philosophy and meditation practice.

This work is valuable indeed. I pray that all sentient beings may benefit from this text and ultimately attain enlightenment.

Drubwang Pema Norbu

 

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