Preservation of Inner Environment

The Buddha said, “Mind is the forerunner of all the things, mind is supreme and the things are of the nature of mind.” (Dhammpada, V.1). Upon examination by a rational or scientific inquiry the Buddha’s words are found to be literally true for all time and under any condition. The …

Preface to the text of Saying Mañjuśrī Names

By Kyabjey Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche Inseparable from Teacher, Exalted Gentle Splendour Youthful—homage [to You!] Devoid of the coarse touch of afflictions, thus You are gentle; Having knowledge obscurations exhausted, thus You are splendid; Endowed with the sixty branches [of melody], thus You are melodious: May You, Teacher Gentle Splendour Melody, …

Tibetan Debate, a Dialectic Process of Disputation

Development of Buddhist logic The science of logic spread rapidly in India. By the time of the Buddha it was considerably developed and had also become complex. But the Buddha, who revolutionized all the knowledge, changed the tone of logic from its former empirical nature (Vyavaharika- prakti) to being a …

Tibet: A Future Vision

POLITY The polity of future Tibet will be committed to the three cardinal principles, truth, non-violence (ahimsa) and genuine democracy. Compassion will be the guiding spirit and ideal of universal responsibility based on the principle of interdependence will be the basic philosophy.