Tantric Buddhist Practice in India: Vil?savajra's commentary on the Mañju?r?-n?masa?g?ti PDF download by Anthony Tribe

Tantric Buddhist Practice in India: Vil?savajra's commentary on the Mañju?r?-n?masa?g?ti

Routledge
Publication date: June 2016
ISBN: 9781317230854
Digital Book format: PDF (DRM-Free)

Buy PDF

List price:
$54.95
Our price:
$50.99

You save: $3.96 (7%)
Using a commentary on the influential text, the Mañjusri-namasa¿giti, 'The Chanting of the Names of Mañjusri', 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-ma¿¿ala. At its heart is the figure of Mañjusri, 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.
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
PDF
Devices:
Tantric Buddhist Practice in India: Vilasavajra's commentary on the Mañjusri-namasa¿giti PDF can be read on any device that can open PDF files.

File Size:
3316 Kb
Language:
ENG
Other books by Anthony Tribe
Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Anthony Tribe
Buddhist Thought
Anthony Tribe & Paul Williams & Alexander Wynne
Routledge, March 2012
ISBN: 9780415571784
Format: ePub
List Price: $32.95 Our price: $30.99
Buddhist Thought PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Anthony Tribe
Buddhist Thought
Anthony Tribe & Paul Williams & Alexander Wynne
Routledge, December 2000
ISBN: 9780415207003
Format: PDF, ePub
List Price: $29.95 Our price: $27.99