Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Teachings on duhkha, the determination to be free of samsara, and the mind as the basis for samsara and nirvana.

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Nothing is to be removed

Explaining how the uninterrupted path leads to liberated path, transforming buddha nature and the third…

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Turning the Dharma wheel and buddha nature

Explaining how the progression of teachings in the three turnings of the wheel presents the…

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Four puzzling points

Explaining the four puzzling points, from the section, "A Puzzle", in Chapter 13.

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Three aspects of the Tathagatagarbha

Explaining the three aspects of the Buddha Essence, from the section "Three Aspects of the…

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What obscures our buddha nature

Explaining the remaining five similes, from the section, "Nine Similes for Tathāgatagarbha" and beginning the…

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Like gold in filth

Explaining the third and fourth similes, from the section “Nine Similes of Tathagatagarbha”, in Chapter…

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Nine similes for Tathāgatagarbha

Explaining the first two similes from the section, "Nine Similes for Tathāgatagarbha", in Chapter 13,…

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Review of tenets and buddha nature

Reviewing two types of buddha nature and their relationship to the buddha bodies, from Chapter…

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Are sentient beings already Buddhas?

Explaining whether sentient beings are already buddhas and covering the buddha nature according to tantra,…

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Transforming and naturally abiding Buddha nature

Explaining the meaning of naturally abiding buddha nature and transforming buddha nature, from the section…

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Review of Buddha nature

Explaining Buddha Nature according to different tenet systems, reviewing the sections “Arya Disposition according to…

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Arya disposition and Buddha nature

Describing the arya dispositions according to different tenet systems, from the sections "Ārya Disposition according…

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