Mkhasgrub-rje’s Survey of the Buddhist Tantras (1385-1438), is a sample of the extensive literature on the topic in Tibetan. Tsonkha-pa’s tantric reform following the theory of how Gautama Buddha became enlightened, the author presents the non-tantric materials that are necessary for tantric study. F.D. and Alex Wayman collaborated on the translation in 1950s. Lessing and Alex Wayman, Berkeley, California. Wayman, who annotated the text and published it in 1968 after Lessing’s death, has now provided an introduction to the current reissue. Lessing was the first American University professor to offer courses on the Tibetan language. Contents Chapter 1: Chapter Two: II. How Teacher Bhagavat became Abhisambuddha. The Method of Setting the Wheel of the Law into motion; Chapter Three; The Method of setting the Law of the Mantrayana into motion; Chapter Four; Fundamentals of Initiation and holding of vows in the Kriya Tantra. Chapter Five: Fundamentals of the Carya Tantra. Chapter Six: Fundamentals of the Yoga Tantra. Chapter Seven: Fundamentals of the Anuttarayoga Tantra. Chapter Eight: Method of Conferring initiation. Index of Work Cited. Index of Names and Subjects and Subjects. About the Authors: Professor of Sanskrit Alex Wayman is at the forefront of Western Buddhist Scholarship through his series of books on Buddhism. In his articles and books, he uses both Sanskrit as well as Tibetan languages. He is the author of many articles and honorary volumes.
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