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Ninth Century Scroll of the Vajradhatu Mandala

Lokesh Chandra

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ISBN 10: 8186471138 / ISBN 13: 9788186471135
Published by Aditya, 1997
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Contents: Introduction. 1. Chinese translations of the STTS. 2. Quaternary structure of the STTS. 3. The samaya system. 4. Six mandalas of each samaya. 5. Six mandalas represent two kramas. 6. Vajradhatu-mahamandala (I.1) is the prototype of other mandalas in the STTS. 7. The Gobu-shinkan : the earliest graphic representation of the STTs. 8. Gobu=Vajradhatu. 9. Commentary on the Gobu-shinkan. 10. Extant copies of the Gobu-shinkan. 11. Analysis of the Gobu-shinkan. 12. Interrelationship of the Gobu-shinkan and the Genzu. 13. Variations in STTs, Gobu-shinkan, Genzu and Tib. version: number of mandalas. 14. Number of mandalas in the Tibetan and Genzu versions. 15. Nomenclature of mandalas. 16. Nomenclature of the 37 deities. 17. Nomenclature of the groupings of 37 deities. 18. Twenty Devas.19a. Vajradhatu-mahamandala. b. Guhya-dharani-mandala. c. Suksma-mandala. d. Karma-puja-mandala. e. Naya-mandala. f. Catur-mudra-mandala. g. Ekamudra-mandala. 20. Literature cited. Plates: 1. Vajradhatu-mahamandala (37 deities). 2. Guhya-dharani-mandala (34 deities). 3. Suksma-mandala (32 deities). 4. Karma-puja-mandala (32 deities). 5. Naya-mandala. 6. Caturmudra-mandala. 7. Ekamudra-mandala. 8. Subhakarasimha (the author). Index. 350 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 8676

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Publication Date: 1997

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