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A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes: Essentila Distinctions among the Individual Liberation, Great Vehicle, and Tantric Systems. By Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen, trnaslated by Jared Douglas Rhoton. State Univeristy of New York Press.
Perfecdt Conduct: Ascertaining the Three Vows by Ngari Panchen, Pema Wangyi Gyalpo]]. With Commentary by His Holidness Dudjom Rinpoche, Translated by Khenpo Gyurme Samdrub and Sangye Khandro. Boston: Wisdom publications.
Jan-Ulrich Sobisch (2002) Three-Vow Theories in Tibetan Buddhism: A Comparative Study of Major Traditions from the Twelfth through Nineteenth Centuries. (Contributions to Tibetan Studies 1). David P. Jackson (ed.). 596 pp., hardcover. Reichert Verlag, Wiesbaden. (3-89500-263-1) (external link: http://www.reichert-verlag.de/)
Some strategies for solving the conflict between vows were attempts to derive from the postulated superiority of Vajrayana either an automatic "upward transformation" of the "lower vows," or a complete "outshining" of conventional moral codes.
Others explained particulars of the Vajrayana, such as "sexual yoga," as an exception in the practice of a few, exceedingly accomplished yogis, while in general passages of the Tantras referring to such practices were to be interpreted conforming with convention.
One of its results is the realization that the same term may be used by different authors in quite different ways and that positions that seem contrary originate from a differing appraisal of merely some aspects.
The book contains, apart from an introduction, biographical notes on all authors whose works were utilized, topical summaries of themost important works with detailed annotation, a chapter analysing the history of ideas of some key terms, documentation and translation of Tibetan texts on 227 pages, and detailed indices.
Works of mainly the following authors are presented:
The Indian pandita Vibhuticandra, the Tibetan masters Go-rams-pa (Sa-skya-pa), sGam-po-pa (bKa'-brgyud-pa), Karma-'phrin-las-pa and Karma-nges-don (Karma bKa'-brgyud-pa), Kong-sprul (Ris-med), 'Jig-rten-mgon-po and rDo-rje-shes-rab ('Bri-gung bKa'-brgyud-pa) as well as mNga'-ris Pan-chen and Lo-chen Dharmashri (rNying-ma-pa).