The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual
The Kalacakratantra, the latest and most comprehensive Buddhist Tantra available in its original Sanskrit, has never been the topic of a full scale scholarly study. This fascinating volume fills that gap, concentrating on the inner Kalackaratantra and discussing the nature of human beings.
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A History of the sad angayoga of the Kalacakratantra and Its Relation to Other Religious Traditions of India
The Nature of Syncretism in the Kalacakratantra
The Concept of Science in the Kalacakra Tradition
The Cosmic Body
The Social Body
The Gnostic Body
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The Inner Kālacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual
Vesna A. Wallace
Limited preview - 2001
Abhidharmakosa According Adibuddhatantra arise aspects asserts Bodhisattvas bodily Brahmanas Buddha Buddhahood Buddhist tantric cakra cakratantra cessation characterized classification consciousness consort conventional reality cosmic cosmos cyclic existence deities dependent origination devoid Dharma Dharmakaya elements emptiness five four bodies gnosis gnostic habitual propensities Hevajratantra Ibid immutable bliss imperishable bliss India individual individual's initiations innate bliss interpretation JambudvTpa Jnanakaya Kala Kalacakra tradition Kalacakra tradition's Kalacakratantra karma knowledge Likewise links of dependent lunar Madhyamika Mahayana mandalas manifests means meditation mental afflictions mundane nadis nature Nirmanakaya nondual one's own mind path perfect awakening phenomena pilgrimage sites practice prakrti prams prana psycho-physical aggregates purified Sahajakaya Sambhogakaya semen sense-faculties sentient sexual bliss siddhis six-phased yoga social classes spiritual awakening spiritual ignorance spiritual mentor sublime supreme Svabhavikakaya syncretism tantras tantric adept tantric system tantric tradition teachings thousand leagues Tibetan tion twelve links types ultimate reality vajra vajra-family Vajrasattva Vimalaprabha commentary yoga yogis
Page 11 - ... the empty nature of phenomena. One who practices the generation of sexual bliss without emission, which is referred to as sublime, imperishable bliss, is considered to be like a young virgin. Such bliss is believed to empower one's mind, just as the mind of a young virgin, who has not experienced sexual bliss with emission, can be empowered by deities and mantras that enable her to see appearances in a prognostic mirror.