The Rise of Esoteric Buddhism in Tibet

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1998 - Всего страниц: 272
In most Asian countries esoteric buddhism (Tantrayana) declined in the past, while the Tibetans alone preserved the full richness of tantric traditions to our times. Thus this study is based on several Tibetan sources never presented in any modern language-some of them were translated, some were given as a summary.

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Стр. 16 - Mantra-yäna was originally preached. But what is written in the glosses by some older Tibetan scholars in defiance of this, is unknown in India. To write that this place — the name of which should be known even to the foolish Tibetans — was called...
Стр. 5 - Lop nor region and western Kansu, had infiltrated from the West and were living in great numbers in eastern Kansu, Shensi and Ssuch'uan.
Стр. 19 - He held a crystal vessel in his hand which had the letters om a hum svähä engraved upon it. Three times he set the vessel upon the crown of her head, and light then shone from it. While this happened, she beheld the threefold world perfectly and clearly.
Стр. 8 - This truth is a vision; it is not in the words of the text-books themselves but lies behind the words. It cannot be learned but must be experienced. It is discovered in moments of 'ecstatic acceptance...
Стр. 17 - Saddharma-megha-visàlaganja (chosbzang-sprin-gyi-yang-rdsong) is due only to a bias for what is baseless and to the tendency of placating (the older scholars ) . This is nothing but the way in which fools befool other fools.
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Стр. 55 - Some think about Nirvana as different from what is manifested by Samsara (the epistemic referent of the situation ); it is by thinking of Samsara and Nirvana as each being identical in the immediate psychic event that the logical constructions of Samsara and Nirvana are resolved in noetic being (chos-sku) as such and that expectations and fears which accompany all fictions come to an end by themselves.
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