The most profound and fundamental teaching of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is that of the Path Including Its Result. This unique teaching of Virupa, one of India’s extraordinary Mahasiddhas, covers the entire Buddhist path from the time of entering the spiritual discipline up to the attainment of full and perfect enlightenment. It serves as a manual for contemplating and meditating upon the various stages leading to the final result of ultimate happiness and liberation. The Three Visions examines the state of those experiencing suffering, those engaged in the methods leading towards freedom from unhappiness and misery, and those fully enlightened ones who have attained the highest goal of omniscient awakening. In a very direct and simple manner, the text leads the reader step-by-step over the vast path culminating in ultimate peace.
About Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub
Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub was born in 1497 at Sakya Monastery in central Tibet. He received extensive training from teachers such as Ngor Evam Choden, Konchok Pelwa, and Muchen Sanggye Rinchen. At the age of 38, he was ordained as the… More about Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub
“The Three Visions is important to more than just the Sakya tradition, as the teachings within are relevant to Buddhists of all traditions and lineages. A comprehensive synthesis of the views and practices of the Bodhisattva path, it is a definitive handbook that guides a practitioner on the path in a manner that is systematic, succinct, and easy to understand.” —Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding
“I am delighted to see this republished translation of The Three Visions; an important teaching of benefit to all sentient beings.” —His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya
“The higher levels of spiritual development depend upon transforming one’s level of perception of reality. When in time the deeper realities present themselves as perceptions or visions, spiritual growth is experienced and is as subjective, personal, and flexible as the perceptions themselves, not as insurmountable as once thought.” —Lama Pema Wangdak, Palden Sakya New Jersey