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Possibly, it was once the shape of Buddhism categorized "Esoteric Buddhism" that had the best geographical unfold of any type of Buddhism. It left its imprint not just on its local India, yet a long way past, on Southeast Asia, primary Asia, together with Tibet and Mongolia, in addition to the East Asian international locations China, Korea and Japan. not just has Esoteric Buddhism contributed considerably to the advance of Buddhism in lots of cultures, however it additionally facilitated the transmission of non secular artwork and fabric tradition, technology and expertise. This quantity, the results of a world collaboration of 40 students, offers a complete source on Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras of their chinese language, Korean, and jap contexts from the 1st few centuries of the typical period correct as much as the current. participants contain: Barbara Ambrose, Anna Andreeva, Sarah Aptilon, Ian Astley, Clemente Beghi, Heather Blair, William Bodiford, Chen Jinhua, Paul Copp, Ronald M. Davidson, Lucia Dolce, Athanasios Drakakis, Donald Drummond, Ruth Dunnell, Jay Ford, David Gardiner, Rolf Giebel, Robert M. Gimello, David grey, Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis, Nobumi Iyanaga, George Keyworth, Martin Lehnert, Hun Y. Lye, Shinya Mano, Richard M. McBride, Laura Meeks, Regan Murphy, Charles D. Orzech, Richard ok. Payne, Klaus Pinte, Fabio Rambelli, Thierry Robouam, James Robson, Brian Ruppert, Neil Schmid, Gaynor Sekimori, Shen Weirong, Henrik H. Sorensen, Mark Unno, Pamela Winfield

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SOURCES AND INSPIRATIONS: ESOTERIC BUDDHISM IN SOUTH ASIA Ronald M. Davidson The development of mature tantric Buddhism was the consequence of a number of factors, some internal to the Buddhist communities in South Asia and some not. E. This precipitated a number of events, all of which were to have profound consequences for Buddhist institutions. Heretofore subordinate, South India became a source of political and military power, precipitating invidious raids against the north for the next several centuries.

Often we find multiple usages coexisting in the same milieu. 3. Esoteric understandings often resulted in attempts at hegemonic reinterpretation. For instance, Kūkai argued to the Nara clerical 18 Tandaluo 壇怛囉 occurs only once, in the Ruixiye jing 蕤呬耶經 T. 18:770b5. The text is attributed to Amoghavajra and is also known as the Yuxiye jing 玉呬耶經 and the Juxitandaluo jing 瞿醯壇怛囉 or Guhyatantra. 19 A. M. Hocart 2004, 46–52 has a perceptive critique of approaches that take such usage as the exclusive definitional criteria.

Volume 18 §1. Mahāvairocana sūtra and related texts This section consists of the Mahāvairocana sūtra (or Vairocanābhisaṃ bodhi sūtra) [848], a separate version of fasc. 7 (which, strictly speaking, is not part of the Mahāvairocana sūtra proper) [849], four lengthy ritual manuals [850–853], a text giving all the mantras appearing in the Mahāvairocana sūtra in Siddham script [854], and several further ritual texts [855–864]. Bibliography: [848] Tajima 1936, Kiyota 1982, Yamamoto 1990, Wayman and Tajima 1992, Giebel 2005.

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