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Tantric Buddhist Practice in India - Vilasavajra's commentary on the Manjusri-namasamgiti (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,528
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Tantric Buddhist Practice in India - Vilasavajra's commentary on the Manjusri-namasamgiti (Hardcover): Anthony J. Tribe

Tantric Buddhist Practice in India - Vilasavajra's commentary on the Manjusri-namasamgiti (Hardcover)

Anthony J. Tribe

Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

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Using a commentary on the influential text, the Manjusri-namasamgiti, `The Chanting of the Names of Manjusri', this book deals with Buddhist tantric meditation practice and its doctrinal context in early-medieval India. The commentary was written by the 8th-9th century Indian tantric scholar Vilasavajra, and the book contains a translation of the first five chapters. The translation is extensively annotated, and accompanied by introductions as well as a critical edition of the Sanskrit text based on eight Sanskrit manuscripts and two blockprint editions of the commentary's Tibetan translation. The commentary interprets its root text within an elaborate framework of tantric visualisation and meditation that is based on an expanded form of the Buddhist Yoga Tantra mandala, the Vajradhatu-mandala. At its heart is the figure of Manjusri, no longer the familiar bodhisattva of wisdom, but now the embodiment of the awakened non-dual gnosis that underlies all Buddhas as well their activity in the cosmos. The book contributes to our understanding of the history of Indian tantric Buddhism in a period of significant change and innovation. With its extensively annotated translation and lengthy introductions the book is designed to appeal not only to professional scholars and research students but also to contemporary Buddhists.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions
Release date: June 2016
First published: 2016
Authors: Anthony J. Tribe
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
ISBN-13: 978-1-138-65093-0
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Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts
LSN: 1-138-65093-5
Barcode: 9781138650930

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