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Title page, Copyright

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Contents

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Preface

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pp. vii-x

Wonhyo's Exposition of the Vajrasamadhi-Sûtra (Kumgang sammaegyong non) is one of the finest examples of a scriptural commentary ever written in the East Asian Buddhist tradition. The Exposition is the longest of Wonhyo's extant works and is widely regarded as his masterpiece. His commentary is especially ...

Abbreviations and Conventions

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pp. xi-xii

PART 1. Study

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pp. 1-2

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I. Contemplative Practice in the Exposition of the Vajrasamâdhi-Sûtra

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pp. 3-16

East Asian Buddhism is founded on the assurance that the prospect of enlightenment is something innate to the mind itself and inherently accessible to all living creatures. This doctrine of "original enlightenment," along with its related teaching of the "womb (or embryo) of buddhahood," is basic to most of the indigenous schools of East Asian Buddhism and holds ...

PART 2. Wínhyo's Exposition of the Vajrasamâdhi-Sûtra: An Annotated Translation

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pp. 45-46

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Roll One. Exposition of the Vajrasmâdhi-Sûtra. (Kumgang Sammaegyõng Non)

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pp. 47-115

Now, the fountainhead of the one mind (ekacitta), which is distinct from existence (bhava) and nonexistence (abhava), is independently pure. The sea of the three voidnesses (trayah sûnyatah),1 which subsumes absolute (para­martha) and conventional (sanwrti), is profoundly calm. Profoundly calm, it subsumes dualities and yet is not unitary. Independently pure, it is far ...

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Roll Two. Exposition of the Vajrasamâdhi-Sûtra

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pp. 116-210

Among the six divisions of the sequential elucidation of contemplation practices, the first - the [contemplation] Rejecting All Characteristics of Sense­-Objects to Reveal the Signless Contemplation - has been completed as above. From this point on is the second [division of contemplation prac­tice]: Extinguishing the Mind Subject to Production in order to Explain ...

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Roll Three. Exposition of the Vajrasamâdhi-Sûtra

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pp. 211-308

Among the six divisions of contemplation practice that are being explained sequentially, the fourth division, Abandoning the Spurious to Access Reality, has been completed above. From here onward is the fifth division, a clarification that All the Sanctified Practices Emerge from the Voidness of the True Nature. The main outline of this chapter is in two ...

Appendix

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pp. 309-334

Notes

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pp. 335-376

Glossary of Sinitic Logographs

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pp. 377-384

Bibliography

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pp. 385-410

Index

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pp. 411-424

Cultivating Original Enlightenment

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pp. 425-426