By Paul Williams

From a box basically of curiosity to professional orientalists, the learn of Buddhism has built to include inter alia, theology and spiritual stories, philosophy, cultural reviews, anthropology and comparative stories. there's now larger direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever sooner than, and Buddhist experiences are attracting expanding numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist experiences from an unlimited 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.

73 Reflections at the Mahesvara subjugation fable: lndic
materials, Sa-skya-pa apologetics, and the start of Heruka
74 Tibetan scholastic schooling and the function of soteriology
75 difficulties of language in Buddhist Tantra
76 at the historical past and psychology of the 'das-log
77 Ambiguous sexuality: imagery and interpretation in Tantric
Buddhism 147
78 at the inspiration of sahaja in Indian Buddhist Tantric
79 The examine of Bon within the West: earlier, current, and future
80 a latest Newar consultant for Vajrayana life-cycle rites: the
Nepiil Jana ./ivan Kriyii Paddhati
81 the original gains ofNewar Buddhism
JOliN okay LOCKE. S J
82 Seeing Chen-yen Buddhism: conventional scholarship and the
Vajrayana in China 308
83 precise phrases, silence, and the adamantine dance: on Japanese
Mikkyo and the formation of the Shingon discourse 334
84 The Jo-nail-pas, a college 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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1. The BuddhaÕs traditional and supreme Tooth
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2. Ask a Farmer: final research and Conventional
Existence in Tsong kha pa's Lam rim chen mo
Ð man Newland
3. portray the objective: at the id of the
Object of Negation (dgag bya) Ð Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
4. slicing the Roots of advantage: Tsong kha pa on the
Results of Anger Ð Daniel Cozort
5. Ethics because the foundation of a Tantric culture: Tsong kha pa
and the Founding of the dGe lugs Order in Tibet
Ð Elizabeth Napper
6. Bon rDzogs chen on Authenticity (pramÝna, tshad ma):
Prose and Poetry at the direction Ð Anne Carolyn Klein
7. The dGe ldanÐbKaÕ brgyud culture of MahÝmudrÝ:
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8. Demons at the mom: Objections to the Perfect
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9. Gung thang and Sa bzang Ma ti Paû chen on the
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10. Authorship and Literary creation in
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I, pp. 432-473, esp. 462; also see the pasticcio of Sangs-rgyas phun-tshogs, rDo rje 'chang kun dga' bzang po 'i rnam par thar pa legs bshad chu bo 'dus pa 'i rgya mtsho, sLob bshad, vol. I, pp. 475-585, esp. pp. 537,546. " in Lawrence Epstein and Richard F. , Riiflections on Tibetan CultureEssays in Memory of Turrell V. Wylie, Studies in Asian Thought and Religion, Volume 12 (Lewiston I Queenston I Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1990), pp. 149-163. 59 See his dPal brtag pa gnyis pa 'i rnam par bshad pa rdo rje mkha' 'gro rna rnams kyi gsang ba 'i mdzod, in The Collected Works of The Lord mKhas Grub Rje Dge Legs Dpal Bzang Po, rJe yab sras gsum gyi gsung 'bum 27 (New Delhi: Mongolian Lama Gurudeya, 1980), vol.

They are the "great texts" revered by Tibetan scholiasts. They provide the basis and model for the education of Tibetan scholars, who take them as setting the standards against which contemporary achievements are measured. 41 TANTRIC BUDDHISM (INCLUDING CHINA AND JAPAN) Comparing curriculums: commentary vs. debate On the side of differences, a striking feature is the number of texts and the time devoted to the study of each of them in rNying rna and dGe lugs curricular models. Whereas in the dGe lugs curriculum of Se rwa, only five texts are studied during a period of fifteen to twenty years, rNam grol gling monks study at least thirteen texts in half that time.

2-3. Cf. the bDe-mchog lu hi pa 'i lugs with the Sarpvara section of Roerich, Blue Annals, pp. , Deb ther sngon po (Szechuan: Mi rigs dpe skrun khang, 1984), vol. I, pp. 460-464. , The Collected Works of Bu-ston, Satapitaka Series, vol. 64 (New Delhi: International Academy of Indian Culture, 1971), pt. 6, pp. 54-61. 'Ba'-ra-ba (131(}--1391, according to the Blue Annals, p. 692), A Tibetan Enclyclopedia of Buddhist Scholasticism: The Collected Writings of 'Ba '-ra-ba rGyal mtshan dpal bzang (Dehradun: Ngawang Gyaltsen and Ngawang Lungtok, 1970), vol.

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