The Buddhist Tantras: Light on Indo-Tibetan Esotericism

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When this child grew up he appointed a regent for temporal concerns, called Deb Kaja, 2 but this latter office seems to have lapsed long ago, and the temporal power is in the hands of the lay governors (Pen-lo) of the country. To maintain social order, punishment is a regrettable necessity. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1986. [BQ 130 R54 1986] Akanuma Chizen 赤沼智善. Critics claim this was the beginning of a rift between Kelsang and the FPMT.

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Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass (September 2, 2014)

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And I am deeply indebted to the kind courtesy of Professor C. Bendall for much special assistance and advice; and also generally to my friend Dr. Of previous writers to whose books I am specially under obligation, foremost must be mentioned ('soma Korosi, the enthusiastic Hungarian scholar and pioneer of Tibetan studies, who first rendered the Lamaist stores of information accessible to Europeans. 1 Though to Brian Boughton Hodgson, the father of modern critical study of Buddhisl doctrine, belongs the credit of dis- covering 8 the Indian nature of the bulk of the Lamaist literature and of procuring the material for the detailed analyses 1>\ Csoma and Burnouf Awakening the Kind Heart: How to Meditate on Compassion. Hirai Naofusa. “Studies on Shintō in Pre- and Post-War Japan.” Acta Asiatica 51 (1987): 96–118. Hasshū kōyō 八宗綱要 [Outline of the Eight Schools], vols. 39A-B of Butten Kōza. Tokyo: Daizō Shuppan, 1980. [BQ 1217 B87] Note: Hirakawa’s comments on each section of his translation conclude with a brief history of premodern and modern scholarship on the particular Buddhist school under discussion Rain of Clarity: The Stages of the Path in the Sakya Tradition.

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