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  Origin of the Tara Tantra
By: Jonang Taranatha




 
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Author: Jo Nang Taranatha
Translator: David Templeman
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 8186470662
Publication Date: 1981/1995/2007

Product Code: 3808
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"Origin of Tara Tantra" by Taranatha, one of the most accomplished scholars of the unorthodox Jo-nan sect, strings together from various fragmentary sources a mine of legends and episodes in the origin and diffusion of Tara's tantra.

Translated by David Templeman, this work is supplemented with voluminous notes, an excellent appendix and a comprehensive bibliography for the serious reader. Similar in style to the author's "bkah.babs.bdun.ldan" (1600), this work heralded Taranatha's major historic work "History of Buddhism in India written four years later in 1608.

"Origin of Tara Tantra," though dependent on legends and largely anecdotal, has nevertheless about it a strong feeling of historic time and provides an important and accurate account of the lineages of the Siddhas who worshipped Tara and passed on her Upadesas, revelations and Tantra, besides giving a background to the masters of the Tibetan Siddhas who grew from India's rich tantric soil.

Origin of Tantra, Jo Nang Taranatha, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 126 pages, $9.00

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