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Rise of Esoteric Buddhism in Tibet
By: Dargay

Rise of Esoteric Buddhism in Tibet

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Author: Dargyay
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 8120815793 / 9788120815773
Publication Date: 1977/1998

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Product Code: 3894

This study is based on several Tibetan sources never presented in any modern language. The main concern of this study is to exhibit and analyze the traditions of the Old School of Tibetan Buddhism, i.e. the rnyig-ma-pa. For the first time there is shown that the history of the Old School goes far beyond the eminent tantric master Padmasambhava; some sources hint at a non-Indian origin of some tantric cycles. The whole tradition of the Old School is divided into two lineages; one of the Pronouncements and the other of the Concealed Treasures. Each lineage is discussed in detail- more than twenty biographies of the famous masters of the Old School are rendered. The author's commentary on these facts and events aims at giving an impression of the spiritual life within the Old School and links the result of this study with the hitherto existing knowledge of esoteric Buddhism. This study exhibits a great deal of so far unknown facts and events that are indispensable for understanding thought and history of Tantric Buddhism in Tibet.

Rise of Esoteric Buddhism in Tibet, Eva M. Dargyay, Motilal Banarsidass, Hardcover, 272 pages, $23.00

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