The Great Image: The Life Story of Vairochana, the Translator

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Shambhala Publications, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages
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This book is the autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairochana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century. Responsible for bringing seminal Buddhist teachings to Tibet from India, his deep understanding of the Dharma was what enabled him to translate the essence of enlightened mind, conveyed in the Sanskrit texts, with great accuracy.
 

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This book is the autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairochana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century. Responsible for bringing seminal ... Read full review

The great image: the life story of Vairochana the translator

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Considered an incarnation of the Buddha Vairochana, Variochana (or Vairotsana) was a heroic figure in Tibetan Buddhism. This eighth century C.E. monk was a scholar and a multilingual translator of ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
Historyofthe Appearance
The History of How the Effortless Vehicle Appeared in
The History of the Appearance of the Effortless Doctrine
Vairotsana Tames King Rahula Bhibhis Arrogance
Vairotsanas Arrivalin Tibet
VairotsanaArrivesin Tsawarong and Entrusts Yudra Nyingpo with the Pith Instructions
TheNine Vehicles
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