Ornament of Precious Liberation - Table of Contents

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Foreword by His Holiness the Karmapa vii Editor’s Preface ix Translator’s Introduction 1 Ornament of Precious Liberation: A Wish-Fulfilling Gem of Sublime Dharma Gampopa Sonam Rinchen (1079–1153) Author’s Preface 11 I. The Prime Cause 1. Buddha Nature 15 II. The Basis 2. A Precious Human Existence 25 III. The Condition 3. Relying on the Dharma Master 37 IV. The Means: The Dharma Master’s Instruction 4. The Impermanence of Conditioned Existence 47 5. The Suffering of Samsara 59 6. Karma and Its Effects 77 7. Loving Kindness and Compassion 89 8. Taking Refuge 99 9. The Proper Adoption of Bodhicitta 111 10. Precepts for Generating Aspiring Bodhicitta 145 11. Presentation of the Six Perfections 151 12. The Perfection of Generosity 155 13. The Perfection of Moral Discipline 169 14. The Perfection of Forbearance 181 15. The Perfection of Diligence 191 16. The Perfection of Meditative Concentration 199 17. The Perfection of Wisdom 215 18. The Presentation of the [Five] Paths 247 19. The Presentation of the Levels 253 V. The Result 20. The Bodies of Perfect Buddhahood 275 VI. Enlightened Activities of the Buddhas 21. Enlightened Activities of the Buddhas 291 Notes 297 Glossary 319 Bibliography 331 Index 341 About the Contributors 357