Mahavairocana Sutra

ISBN 13: 9788177420937

Mahavairocana Sutra

 
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Chikyo Yamamoto (Author) & Lokesh Chandra (preface)
Published by Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi (2009)
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Book Description Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. 5th or later edition. This, is the first translation of the complete Mahavairocana-sutra in any modern European language. Though fragments of the Sutra were translated in Europe as early as 1723, no complete translation has been attempted so far. In 1936 R. Tajima translated its first chapter, and gave a resume of the whole text. Prof. Chikyo Yamamoto has taken courage of presenting an English translation of the complete Chinese text of the Sutra, comprising 31 chapters as well as the five supplementary chapters (32-36) of the offering rites (kuyobo). These five chapters are an Appendix to the Original sutra. The Chinese text of the Taisho Edition has been followed. The 297 Mantras have been given in Roman transliteration as well as from a manuscript in the Siddham form of the Nagari script. Tradition has it that this manuscript of Sanskrit mantras was brought from China to Japan by Kobo Daishi in A.D. 806. This Sutra refers to Vaipulya-yana which was an early designation for the Traditions centering around phototropism and erototropism as embodied in the Avtamsaka-Sutra and Tantras dedicated to Rocana?Vairocana?Mahavairocana and Naddhayuga deities. This term introduces an unexpected and entirely new Factor in the studies on the evolution of tantras. As the root Tantra or fundamental text of the division of carya-tantras, this work was widely prevalent in Tibet in early centuries. In Japan it is the source of Garbhadhatu Mandala and thus it constitutes a fundamental text for understanding the Philosophy and symbolism of Esoteric Art. It sheds new light on the bronzes and Tantric traditions of Indonesia. The present English translation of the Chinese text is a milestone in the understanding of this tantra, as well as of the entire Tantric tradition all over Asia. Prof. Yamamoto has widened the field of Tantric studies. Printed Pages: 228. Seller Inventory # 14499

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Published by Aditya Prakashan (2009)
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Book Description Aditya Prakashan, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M8177420933

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