Avadhutipa is also known as Maitripa who is an important figure both in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. It is through him that Maitreya and Asanga’s crucial work on buddha nature, the Uttara Tantra Shastra, became widely followed in Tibet. He also transmitted the esoteric aspect of buddha nature, embodied in the Mahamudrateachings, which treat the topic of mind in great detail and provide a wide range of progressive, highly-refined meditations. The life of .
Buddhists consider Nagarjuna to be a “Second Buddha.” His development of the doctrine of sunyata, or emptiness, was a significant milestone in Buddhist history. However, little is known about his life. It is believed Nagarjuna was born into a Brahmin family in south India, possibly in the latter part of the 2nd century, and he was ordained as a monk in his youth. Most of the other details of his life have been lost .
After reading THE BUDDHA’S WAY OF VIRTUE we will go through “The Twin Truths“. For the proper understanding of Buddhism, these opening stanzas are all-important. One of the Buddha’s key-thoughts was what modern psychologists call the “law of apperception”: the value of things depends upon our attitude to them. Part of Gautama’s work of reform was a “transvaluation of values,” a shifting of emphasis; and, like the Stoics, he taught the indifference of the .