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The Kalacakratantra: The Chapter on the Individual together with the Vimalaprabha
     

The Kalacakratantra: The Chapter on the Individual together with the Vimalaprabha

by Vesna A. Wallace (Translator), Robert Thurman (Introduction), Robert A. Thurman (Editor)
 

This is the first complete English translation of the second chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kalacakratantra text, and its eleventh-century commentary, the Stainless Light (Vimalaprabha) , often accorded pride of place as the first volume of the Tibetan Tanjur. This chapter elaborates the human "individual" in terms of the cosmic human who embodies

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This is the first complete English translation of the second chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kalacakratantra text, and its eleventh-century commentary, the Stainless Light (Vimalaprabha) , often accorded pride of place as the first volume of the Tibetan Tanjur. This chapter elaborates the human "individual" in terms of the cosmic human who embodies the cosmos within, showing the homology of macrocosm and microcosm, the outer and inner aspects of the person. The translation is supplemented with copious references to Tibetan commentaries, and includes the first critical edition of the Mongolian version of the second chapter.

Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS)

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Religious Studies Review
This important volume belongs in research libraries, but is also affordable for Buddhist scholars.

— Frederick Smith

Religious Studies Review - Frederick Smith
This important volume belongs in research libraries, but is also affordable for Buddhist scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975373415
Publisher:
American Institute of Buddhist Studies
Publication date:
06/16/2004
Series:
Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Vesna A. Wallace is associate professor of South and Central Asian religions at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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