Buddhism, Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, Volume 6 by Paul Williams

By Paul Williams

From a box basically of curiosity to expert orientalists, the examine of Buddhism has constructed to embody inter alia, theology and non secular reviews, philosophy, cultural experiences, anthropology and comparative reviews. there's now larger direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever prior to, and Buddhist reports are attracting expanding numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist stories from an enormous variety of educational disciplines, released over the past 40 years. With a brand new creation by means of the editor, this assortment is a special and unrivalled study source for either pupil and scholar.

vOLUME VI TANTRIC BUDDHISM (INCLUDING CHINA
AND JAPAN); BUDDHISM IN NEPAL AND
TIBET
Acknowledgements
73 Reflections at the Mahesvara subjugation fantasy: lndic
materials, Sa-skya-pa apologetics, and the beginning of Heruka
RONALD M. DAVIDSON
74 Tibetan scholastic schooling and the position of soteriology
GEORGES DREYFUS
75 difficulties of language in Buddhist Tantra
GEORGE R. ELDER
76 at the heritage and psychology of the 'das-log
LAWRENCE EPSTEIN
77 Ambiguous sexuality: imagery and interpretation in Tantric
Buddhism 147
ROGER R. JACKSON
78 at the inspiration of sahaja in Indian Buddhist Tantric
literature
PER KVAERNE
xii
162
CONTENTS
79 The examine of Bon within the West: prior, current, and future
PER KVAERNE
80 a latest Newar advisor for Vajrayana life-cycle rites: the
Nepiil Jana ./ivan Kriyii Paddhati
TODD T. LEWIS
81 the original positive aspects ofNewar Buddhism
JOliN okay LOCKE. S J
82 Seeing Chen-yen Buddhism: conventional scholarship and the
Vajrayana in China 308
CHARLES D. ORZECH
83 real phrases, silence, and the adamantine dance: on Japanese
Mikkyo and the formation of the Shingon discourse 334
FABIO RAMBELLI
84 The Jo-nail-pas, a faculty of Buddhist ontologists according
to the Grub mtha' set gyi me ion 363
D.S. RUEGG
85 Vajrayana: foundation and function
ALEXIS SANDERSON
392
86 Sakyamuni's enlightenment in keeping with the Yoga Tantra 409
TADEUSZ SKORUPSKI
87 A severe Tantrism
SHINiCHI TSUDA

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We may wonder about the reason for this difference. Does it reflect a difference in the content of the education? It is true that there are differences in the number of topics covered by the two curriculums. , are not covered in the Se rwa curriculum and neither are the tantras, which are studied privately in the tantric colleges. For the most part, however, the content of the two curricular models is similar. Both curriculums cover the same five main topics, albeit quite differently. If we group the different texts into areas of study, we can then discern five main areas: Madhyamaka philosophy, logic and epistemology, the study of the path, monastic discipline and tantra.

145, and lyanaga, p. 675, who gives the readings of the edition of Horiuchi Kanjin, (BonZo-Kan taisho) ShoeKongo-cho-kyo no kenkyii Bompon Kotei-hen, jo (Koyasan, 1983), Ilia, p. 32. Chandra, p. 59, gives Bhasmacchatra. L. lgraha, Part 1, Buddhist Sanskrit Text Series, No. 17 (Darbhanga: Mithila Institute, 1961), p. 304, but see lyanaga's p. 675, n. 66, where he indicates that, whatever its occurrence in the Nepali manuscript tradition, it was missing in the recensions translated into Tibetan and Chinese.

In a general vein, I must acknowledge my debt to Ngor Thar-rtse mKhan Rin-po-che (1933-1987), who gave me the benefit of his instruction in Sa-skya-pa and Lam- 'bras traditions for over a decade. I also wish to thank John Thiel for his excellent criticism of a preliminary draft of this paper. M. Davidson, "An Introduction to the Standards of Scriptural Authenticity in Indian Buddhism," in Robert E. , Chinese Buddhist Apocrypha (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1990), pp. 291-325. Davidson, "Standards," pp.

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