By Paul Williams
From a box essentially of curiosity to professional orientalists, the examine of Buddhism has built to embody inter alia, theology and non secular stories, philosophy, cultural reports, anthropology and comparative reviews. there's now higher direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever earlier than, and Buddhist experiences are attracting expanding numbers of students.
This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist stories from an enormous variety of educational disciplines, released during the last 40 years. With a brand new advent by way of the editor, this assortment is a special and unrivalled study source for either scholar and scholar.
vOLUME VI TANTRIC BUDDHISM (INCLUDING CHINA
AND JAPAN); BUDDHISM IN NEPAL AND
73 Reflections at the Mahesvara subjugation delusion: lndic
materials, Sa-skya-pa apologetics, and the start of Heruka
RONALD M. DAVIDSON
74 Tibetan scholastic schooling and the position of soteriology
75 difficulties of language in Buddhist Tantra
GEORGE R. ELDER
76 at the heritage and psychology of the 'das-log
77 Ambiguous sexuality: imagery and interpretation in Tantric
ROGER R. JACKSON
78 at the thought of sahaja in Indian Buddhist Tantric
79 The examine of Bon within the West: previous, current, and future
80 a contemporary Newar advisor for Vajrayana life-cycle rites: the
Nepiil Jana ./ivan Kriyii Paddhati
TODD T. LEWIS
81 the original gains ofNewar Buddhism
JOliN okay LOCKE. S J
82 Seeing Chen-yen Buddhism: conventional scholarship and the
Vajrayana in China 308
CHARLES D. ORZECH
83 actual phrases, silence, and the adamantine dance: on Japanese
Mikkyo and the formation of the Shingon discourse 334
84 The Jo-nail-pas, a faculty of Buddhist ontologists according
to the Grub mtha' set gyi me ion 363
85 Vajrayana: foundation and function
86 Sakyamuni's enlightenment in line with the Yoga Tantra 409
87 A serious Tantrism
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They are ready to move to final part of the curriculum. 3) The third part is the esoteric curriculum, the study of tantras. In the seventh and eighth years, general presentations of the tantric path are examined. The study focuses on the Guhya garbha tanlra, which plays basically the same role in the rNying rna tradition as the Guhya samaja in the dGe lugs tradition. The main texts are: - Yon tan rgya mtsho's (yon ten gya tso) commentary on 'Jigs med gling pa's (jik-may-ling-pa, 1729-1789) Treasury of Qualities (yon tan mdzod) 23 - Mi pham's commentary on the Guhya-garbha tantra24 - rDo grub chen's (do-grub-chen) commentary on the Guhya-garbha tantra25 This study is completed by an introduction during the ninth year to the view of the Great Perfection, the main standpoint of the rNying rna tradition.
6. 3. 30 Sa-chen was doubtless considering his various commentaries to the basic texts of the Lam- 'bras (To. 2284), traditionally considered eleven in number; see Musashi Tachikawa, "The Tantric Doctrine of the Sa skya pa according to the Sel gyi me Ion," Acta Asiatica 29 ( 1975): 95-106. 4), Heruka tramples on Brahma, lndra, Kamadeva, and Mahe5vara, while Ghasamrl tramples on Isana-Mahe5vara, apparently considered the principal variety of the species Mahe5vara. 4-277, esp. seep. 6. 33 The standard work on the legends and concerns of the Lam- 'bras remains the Yongs rdzogs bstan pa rin po ch 'i nyams len gyi man ngag gsung ngag rin po che 'i byon tshul khog phub dang bcas pa rgyas par bshad pa legs bshad'dus pa 'i rgya mtsho of Jam-mgon A-mes zhabs (1597-1659; text completed 1621 ), The Tshogs Bsad Tradition of the Sa-skya Lam-'bras vol.
Yukei Matsunaga, The Guhyasamiija Tantra (Osaka: Toho Shuppan, 1978), p. 98. 6. 3. 30 Sa-chen was doubtless considering his various commentaries to the basic texts of the Lam- 'bras (To. 2284), traditionally considered eleven in number; see Musashi Tachikawa, "The Tantric Doctrine of the Sa skya pa according to the Sel gyi me Ion," Acta Asiatica 29 ( 1975): 95-106. 4), Heruka tramples on Brahma, lndra, Kamadeva, and Mahe5vara, while Ghasamrl tramples on Isana-Mahe5vara, apparently considered the principal variety of the species Mahe5vara.