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The Enlightenment of Vairocana and the research of the Mahavairocana Sutra represent essentially the most very important textual content in Esoteric Buddhism. it really is in line with this article that Nagarjuna propagated the doctrine and created the Matrix and Diamond global Mandalas that Kobo Daishi introduced again to Japan within the ninth century. it's primarily an outline of the 2 mandalas, how they need to be manage, which deities could be positioned in what place, and what their particular mantras and mudras are, for the aim of worship, instructing initiates, and settling on with the character of the buddhas.
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Takata, "The Relations ... " (n. 15, above), p. 36, where he mentions as found in the tantric scripture 'compassion as a root' amounting to sixteen great compassions, and 'the means as a conclusion' amounting to thirty-two actions. However, neither the Chinese commentary on the V-A-S nor the Tibetan commentary on the V-A-T in the respective canons, when coming to the place of the scripture's Chap. I, where this formula is given, show any knowledge of the 'sixteen great compassions' or 'thirty-two actions'.
In the following, besides the beginning numbers of chapters in the commentary ('unedited' version), using the Peking canon, I shall present the beginning numbers for the corresponding V-A-T chapters, order in the Tibetan canon, giving the Peking photo edition (PTr) reference in terms of page, folio side and line numbers. Commentary chapters MAHA y ANA INTRODUCTION' t. 111-2-7 Different Minds MA~I;>ALA OFTHE LORD'S INEXHAUSTIBLE BODY 2. 9ala 3. 157-3-4 Suppression of Demons 4. 159-4-3 (Introduction to) Treasury of General Mantras 5.
Gupta (p. 180) took a position agreeing, in effect, with Dhavalikar; While D. C. Sirkar (109) argued for the East India origin of Tara, appealing to the Tarastotra by Candragomin, whom he identifies with the grammarian of fifth or sixth century who lived in Candradvlpa in Southern Bengal. The trouble with Sircar's position is that there are probably three Buddhist authors named Candragomin, the grammarian being the earliest; a second placed in the seventh century by Mark Tatz ("The Life of Candragomin in Tibetan Historical Tradition", The Tibet Journal, VII:3, 1982, pp.
The Enlightenment of Vairocana by Alex Wayman, Ryujan Tajima