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Questioning the Buddha About Contradictions in His Teachings: Jam-yang-shay-pa's Great Exposition of the Interpretable and the Definitive: 2 by William Magee. December 2015 version

Composed in 1686, the Great Exposition of the Interpretable and the Definitive is used at Go-mang Monastic College and related institutions throughout inner Asia as textbook for the study of Tsong-kha-pa’s The Essence of Eloquence. In this book, Jam-yang-shay-pa explores Tsong-kha-pa’s analysis of the Bodhisattva Paramārtha­samudgata’s question to Buddha regarding an apparent contradiction in Buddha’s sutras.