WSTB No. 106

Gregory Forgues: Radical Nonduality. Ju Mipham Namgyal Gyatso’s Discourse on Reality. 2024, 382 p.

The Open Access publication of this volume was financially supported by Khyentse Foundation.

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Ju Mipham (1846–1912) stands as one of the preeminent scholars within the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The objective of this study is to present Mipham’s nonconceptual nondualism by analyzing his discourse with regard to the ground (gzhi), the path (lam), and the result (’bras bu).

In the initial sections of the book, the examination centers on Mipham’s teaching on the core components of the path: view, practice, and conduct. In the first part of the book, Mipham’s interpretation of the view primarily as a form of ontological nondualism is examined within the wider context of the path. This discussion presents in detail Mipham’s utilization of an array of ascending views in his discourse on the two truths. The subsequent part delves into the interplay between knowledge and liberation that shapes Mipham’s soteriological project through the central notions of practice and conduct. This exploration sheds light on how practices rooted in cognitive nondualism facilitate the actualization of ontological nondualism. The concluding part of the book shifts focus to Mipham’s soteriological nondualism in which the ground of being taken as the starting point of the path and the result of the path itself are understood to be beyond any distinction or separation.

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