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Peacock in the poison grove: two Buddhist texts on training the mind ; the wheel weapon (mtshon chakhor lo and the poison-destroying peacock (rma bya dug joms) attributed to Dharmarakṣita
Format: Book
Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Place of Publication: Boston, MA
Source ID: shanti-sources-21384

The introduction has a clear summary of the history of mind training (blo sbyong) reflecting recent research. The two texts translated are interesting examples of an early lineage of the mind training genre that included tantric elements. This tradition was overshadowed by purely sutra-based mind training propigated by early Kadampa masters. (BJN)

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