Gorampa Sönam Senge (1429-1489) was a renowned master and prolific writer within the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He gained fame for his systematic consolidation of philosophical teachings, and his works are regarded as standard treatises studied in philosophical institutions across various traditions.
This particular text represents one of Gorampa’s major contributions to the Madhyamaka school of thought. Gorampa begins by critiquing two perspectives on reality that he considers erroneous: the teachings of Dolbuba Sherab Gyaltsen (1292-1361), often recognized as the founder of the Jonang school, and Tsongkhapa Lobsang Dragpa (1357-1419), the founder of the Gelug tradition. Gorampa then presents his school’s interpretation of the Middle Way, highlighting its fidelity to the original intent of the Indian tradition. This treatise serves as a valuable key to unravel the profound ideas of one of Tibet’s eminent luminaries and influential teachers.