Description Treasury of Knowledge de Jamgon Kongrul:
In Tibetan religious literature, Jamgon Kongtrul's "Treasury of Knowledge" in ten books stands out as a unique, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as it was preserved in Tibet. Tibetan Buddhist teachers expected their students to study Buddhist philosophical texts as well as practice reflection and meditation- present-day students have also realized that awakening has its source in study as well as in reflection and practice. This volume, "Esoteric Instructions," deals with meditation--specifically tantric meditation. "Esoteric Instructions" is a collection of intimate records of personal teachings by masters that simplify tantric meditations by providing pertinent examples and very personal and helpful hints to disciples based on the master's own experience. Although originally oral in nature, they have been codified and passed down through specific lineages from teacher to student.
Jamgon Kongtrul (1813-1899) was a versatile and prolific scholar. He has been characterized as a "Tibetan Leonardo" because of his significant contributions to religion, education, medicine, and politics.