Meeting the Buddhas: A Guide to Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Tantric Deities

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Windhorse Publications, 1993 - Religion - 356 pages
An introduction the most well-known and important Buddhas, deities and other sacred figures of Buddhism. Each is imaginatively brought to life for the reader presenting their major characteristics along with illustrations, visualizations, symbols, mantras and myths.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
Chapter One The Fountainhead OF BUDDHisM
13
Chapter Two The DEVELOPMENT OF BUDDHist Visualization
25
Chapter Three THE BENEFITS OF VISUALIZATION
35
Chapter Five ENTERING THE MANDALA
57
Chapter Seven The WishFulfilling Jewel IN THE South
81
Chapter Eight THE RED BUDDHA AND THE MUDRA OF MEDITATION
93
Chapter Nine CRossED THUNDERBOLTS AND THE BUDDHA OF ACTION
105
Chapter Nineteen PRAJNAPARAMITATHE BOOK THAT BECAME A GoDDESS
219
Chapter TwentyOne THE Esoteric BUDDHA AND THE LOTUSBorn GURU
241
Chapter TwentyTwo THE OATHBound DEITIEs
261
Chapter TwentyThree DANCING IN THE SKY
279
Not ES
323
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
331
SELECTED READING
341
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Chapter Eighteen THE TANTRIC APPROACH 2 05
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