The Weaving of Mantra: Kűkai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse

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Columbia University Press, Jun 28, 1999 - Religion - 620 pages

The great Buddhist priest Kűkai (774-835) is credited with the introduction and establishment of tantric -or esoteric -Buddhism in early ninth-century Japan. In Ryűichi Abé examines this important religious figure -neglected in modern academic literatu

 

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Ryűichi Abé is Kao Associate Professor of Japanese Religious Studies in the Departments of Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He is the coauthor of Great Fool: Zen Master Ryôkan -- Poems, Letters, and Other Writings, and has been a recipient of the Philip and Ruth Hettleman Award for distinguished teaching.


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