Tsong Khapa's Speech of Gold in the Essence of True Eloquence
Reason and Enlightenment in the Central Philosophy of Tibet
Robert A.F. Thurman


This is the first full study, translation, and critical annotation of the Essence of True Eloquence, by Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), universally acknowledged as the greatest Tibetan philosopher. The work is a study of the major schools of Mahayana Buddhism, known as Vijnanavada and Madhyamika, and an explanation of the Prasarigika (Dialecticist") interpretation of Madhyamika ("Centrism").

First published in 1984.