Best translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra?

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Best translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra?

Post by Temicco » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:42 am

I hope this is the right place to post this. There seem to be a few different translations of Tashi Namgyal's Moonbeams of Mahamudra:

Mahamudra: The Moonlight (trans. Lhalungpa)

Moonbeams of Mahamudra (trans. Kyabgon)

Essentials of Mahamudra (w/ Khenchen Thrangu's commentary)

I might be missing one or two, I'm not sure.

Does anyone have any opinion of the pros/cons of each?

Also, any recommendations for books that talk about the history and/or theory of Mahamudra, and the differences in how it's taught between different schools? I already have "Mind of Mahamudra" and "The Royal Seal of Mahamudra", but these are very practice oriented and I'm looking for something more meta so long as I don't yet have a teacher.
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Just get rid of delusive attachments, and merge with realization of thusness."
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Re: Best translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra?

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