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Riassunto: The Enlightenment of Vairocana is a covering for two books that study a famous Buddhist scripture with given Sanskrit titles of Vairocanabhisambodhitantra or Mahavairocanasutra. The first book, by Alex Wayman, translates the second chapter, which contains the body mandala of Vairocana's Compassion, copiously using Buddhaguhya's commentary, study of some other chapters such as the final one on fire lineage, and includes much introductory material, stressing the Indo-Tibetan approach, on such topics as the Dharmadhatu and the deities of the second chapter. The second book, by Ryujun Tajima, translates the first chapter, with the scripture's theory of becoming a Buddha in one life, copiously using Subhakarasimha's commentary, summary of the remaining chapters, and includes introductory material stressing the Sino-Japanese approach, especially introducing the reader to the positions of the Shingon sect.
The two books complement each other, and provide the interested reader with a veritable feast of information. Hopefully the reader will appreciate the beauty of religious message, and the efforts of the two authors to render the words of the scripture sensitively and carefully. It should be admitted that this is a profound Buddhist scripture with numerous well-crafted verses, and that it is resistant to the understanding, requiring lengthy attention for its penetration.
About the Author: Alex Wayman became Professor Emiritus of Sanskrit at Columbia University in 1991. He is well-known for his works an Tantra, but has also published extensively in the field of non-tantric Buddhism. He is the editor of the Buddhist Tradition Series.
Ryujan Tajima taught for many years at Taisho University in Tokyo where he was the second Director of the Shingon Study Center. Before his death, in 1958, he received the high honarary title of Daisojo (Grand Abbot of Busan sect, Shingon school).
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Descrizione libro Om Books, India. Hardbound. Condizione libro: New. Contents: Preface. Chronological table. I. The Indus Valley civilisation: 1. The altar of fire. 2. The tracing of the temple ground plans. 3. The cave and the mountain. 4. The Nagara temple and its structures. II. Madhya Pradesh, heart of India: 1. Sanchi, the hill of stupas. 2. Khajuraho, the paradise of the Surasundari. 3. Eroticism, between the sacred and the profane. 4. The raja forts: Gwalior, Orchha and Datia. 5. Orchha, the kingdom of Rama. III. Orissa, the realm of the Gods: 1. Udayagiri, the caves of the ascetics. 2. Bhubaneswar, city of the thousand temples. 3. Konarak, Surya's carriage. 4. Various types of shikhara. IV. Gujarat, chiselled masterpieces: 1. Modhera, the abode of the sun. 2. The sacred mountains of the Jain. 3. Jainism, the way of the ascetics. V. The terracotta temples of Bengal. VI. Ladakh, the land of the diamond sceptre: 1. A complex iconographic world. 2. Gonpa, solitary places. 3. Buddhism and its development. VII. Haryana, in the heart of Islamic India: 1. The mosque, the tomb and the fort. 2. The eight cities of Delhi. 3. Fatehpur Sikri, the ideal court. 4. Agra, aesthetic perfection. 5. Islam in India. VIII. Rajasthan, the land of the Rajput: 1. Abu, Rishabdeo and Ranakpur, marble filigrees. 2. Chittorgarh and Udaipur, the courts of the maharana of Mewar. 3. Jodhpur and Bikaner, the forts of Marwar. 4. The solar dynasties of Amber and Jaipur. 5. The haveli of Jaisalmer. 6. The miniatures of Rajasthan. IX. Other sites of Moslem art: 1. Gaur and Pandua in Bengal. 2. Ahmadabad and Junagadh in Gujarat. 3. Mandu in Madhya. Codice libro della libreria 430
Descrizione libro Motilal Banarsidass Pub, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX8120806409
Descrizione libro Motilal Banarsidass Pub, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P118120806409
Descrizione libro Motilal Banarsidass Pub, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P028120806409
Descrizione libro Motilal Banarsidass Pub, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P018120806409