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The Resource The Kālacakra tantra : the chapter on sādhanā, together with the Vimalaprabhā commentary, translated from Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Mongolian, introduced and annotated by Vesna A. Wallace

The Kālacakra tantra : the chapter on sādhanā, together with the Vimalaprabhā commentary, translated from Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Mongolian, introduced and annotated by Vesna A. Wallace

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The Kālacakra tantra : the chapter on sādhanā, together with the Vimalaprabhā commentary
Title
The Kālacakra tantra
Title remainder
the chapter on sādhanā, together with the Vimalaprabhā commentary
Statement of responsibility
translated from Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Mongolian, introduced and annotated by Vesna A. Wallace
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Contributor
Language
  • eng
  • mon
  • mon
  • tib
  • san
  • eng
Summary
  • This is the first complete English translation of the fourth chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kalacakra Tantra text and its eleventh-century commentary, the Stainless Light (Vimalaprabha). Building upon the Chapter on the Cosmos and particularly the Chapter on the Individual (AIBS, 2004)---which provide the theoretical background to the Chapter on Sadhana, and the reasons for the given structure and contents of the Kalacakra sadhana practice---this fourth chapter illuminates the intricate connection between the practice of the Kalacakra sadhana and the Kalacakra Tantra's worldview. This fourth chapter describes Buddhist Tantric generation stage practices (utpatti-krama), including instructions on protecting the place of practice, the meditative practices of the origination of the body and the deities abiding in the body, and the diverse mundane sadhanas designed to induce the mundane siddhis. It then also describes the more advanced Buddhist Tantric completion stage practices (sampatti-krama), designed to lead directly to the attainment of buddhahood, called here the "Adibuddha" (Primordial Buddha). --
  • The translation is supplemented with annotations and references to Tibetan commentaries and other esoteric Buddhist works. It also includes the first critical edition of the Mongolian version of the fourth chapter. --Book Jacket
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DLC
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Mañjuśrīyaśa
Dewey number
294.3/85
Index
index present
Language note
In English and romanized Mongolian
LC call number
BQ7699.K34
LC item number
M3613 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wallace, Vesna A
  • Puṇḍarīka
  • American Institute of Buddhist Studies
Series statement
Treasury of the Buddhist sciences
Label
The Kālacakra tantra : the chapter on sādhanā, together with the Vimalaprabhā commentary, translated from Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Mongolian, introduced and annotated by Vesna A. Wallace
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
667213284
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 379 pages
Isbn
9780975373446
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010075008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)667213284
Label
The Kālacakra tantra : the chapter on sādhanā, together with the Vimalaprabhā commentary, translated from Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Mongolian, introduced and annotated by Vesna A. Wallace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
667213284
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 379 pages
Isbn
9780975373446
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010075008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)667213284

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