“Variegations of Mind” Article

Rangjung Dorje’s Variegations of Mind: Ordinary Awareness and Pristine Awareness in Tibetan Buddhist Literature

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A discussion on Tibetan Buddhist understandings about the nature of consciousness or “awareness.” An examination of a root psychological text composed by the Tibetan scholar and meditative adept, the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339) with reflections from its commentaries by Jamgon Kongtrul (1813-1922) and the Fifteenth Karmapa Khakyab Dorje (1871-1922).