I put this booklet together out of my desire to share dharma information. Most of it I have translated from different Tibetan sources, or closely relied on them. 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, who was one of the two main disciples of Lama Tsong-Khapa. The section of direct and indirect realisation is base on the same text.
The section on the substantial cause of the eye sense power comes from the ‘Ornament of Valid Cognition’ by the first Dalai
Lama, Gyal-wa Gedun Drub. The source for most of the rest is the ‘Collected Topics’, which was composed by Yong-dzin Purchok Rinpoche, who was a tutor of the thirteenth Dalai Lama. Here and there I have added my own comments or used alternative terms, such as visual consciousness for eye consciousness. Eye consciousness is the more correct translation.
Any faults in this text are entirely mine.
© Fedor Stracke 2008