I put this booklet together because I wanted to offer an alternative to a normal literal translation from a Tibetan monastic text book and out of my desire to share dharma information that I have access to because of knowing Tibetan, and which may otherwise perhaps be hard to come by.
This text is primarily based on different parts of the Collected Topics by Yongdzin Purchok Ngawang Jampa, who was a tutor of the thirteenth Dalai Lama. The section on the three conditions according to the Mind Only comes from the Ornament of the Seven Valid Cognitions, Dispelling Mental Darkness , which was composed by Khedrub Je, one of the two main disciples of Lama Tsong Khapa. The section on direct and indirect realization is based on the same text.
The section on the substantial cause of the eye sense power comes from the Ornament of Reasoning by the first Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Gedun Drub, as does the main part of the section on fake direct perceptions. There are also many other smaller parts based on Gyalwa Gedun Drub.
A tiny part is my own but still hopefully based on the above mentioned texts. I apologise for any mistakes in this text, which are entirely mine. If you feel there are mistakes please do not hesitate to contact me.
Concerning the debates:
Debates 1, 2, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16 I have composed. Debates 3 through 7 are from Purbu Chok’s Middling Collected Topics ,the Greater Cause and Effect chapter. Debates 8, 9, 12, 14, 17, 18, and 19 are from Purbu Chok’s Awareness and Knower .
Debates 1 though 8 concerning the substantial cause of the eye sense power are from the Ornament of Reasoning.