Drawing a wide variety of texts and images from Dunhuang, the six original contributions to this collection advance our understanding of the development of . Esoteric Buddhism in late first millennium Tibet and China is nowhere in evidence so clearly as in materials from Dunhuang. In the original contributions. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jun 1, , Christian K. Wedemeyer and others published Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang: Rites and Teachings for.

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The appearances of all things [arise] when mistaken conceptions have proliferated. MTRK pas kyi: The visual programs of cave shrines that likely were associ- ated with the post-Tibetan Guiyijun rulers indicate a continued interest in Tibetan artistic styles and certain iconographic forms dunhuanb after the ouster of Tibetan rule from Dunjuang. KAPSTEIN the Smin sgrol gling tradition gives us, therefore, is an ideal reconstruction and not a simple reproduction of an eleventh-century ritual corpus.

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Sha 73r-v; R Vol. The right palm a snake-head. While it is therefore possible that some artefacts stemming from the early Zur lineages survived into the twentieth century, there is no hint, of which I am aware, of material remains that would shed light on our present topic. He answers Question 31, saying: Hence we think it likely that the badzra phur bu shared by all our editions here arises from an error in an archetype.

Examination of the images and texts within duhnuang, archeological, and artistic contexts may better illuminate factors relating to the emergence of these prints and to their religious meanings and functions. The ten fingers ga.


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Fahai attempted to reconcile Tantrism and Chan, claiming that Dunuuang “can be aligned with the overcoming of the last barrier in Chan”. Shaanxi Museum of History. The tantric deity Mahakala was used in military campaign to protect the armies during their war against China and became the protector deity of the Yuan state. The same text appears in Or. Photographs by ddunhuang author.

The Treasury of Knowledge, Book Five: MG bder zhe: MG thon mtshams: The right ring finger pressed by the thumb. The use of ritual magic and spells for spiritual and worldly benefit was also a feature of Chinese esoteric Buddhism.

A ritual item featuring Vajrasattva and reproduced on the front cover of this volume is decorated with the expensive pigments lapis lazuli and vermilion IOL Tib J This samaya is a great wonder!

Dietrich Reimer Verlag GmbH, The value of our Dunhuang documents is that they tell us that it was not always thus.

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What parallels we have found in other sources have not crossed over the divisions between the three. How does one become a Lineage Holder? Hanging scroll; opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on silk. Thus multiple vow systems, each derived from different tantras and indeed different stages in the development of tantric Buddhism all exist together in the Dunhuang manuscripts.

It begins and ends by stating the goal of transformation into Vajrasattva.

Fists with middle fingers connected. Representations of Sacred Geography Honolulu: Though it is not precisely my present topic, for convenience of reference I summarise elements of this correspondence here.


Between the Profane and the Sacred? Its brief opening section begins with the classic justification for the Phurpa practice: The three therein described are: Though Dunhuang is far from Central Tibet, in the tenth century it was a neighbour of two thriving centres of Tibetan Buddhist culture in northeastern Amdo and Gansu: References to practices involving subtle body technologies are, in fact, quite rare among the Dunhuang Tibetan manuscripts in general.

A Scripture esoterric the Ancient Tantra Collection: If the topic of your question existed [i.

And why was it so esteemed? The frontispiece has been widely published. Initially, perhaps, practitioners would be bound by the vows of the tantra into which they had been initiated.

Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang: Rites and Teachings for this Life and Beyond

The followers of the Baotang school of Chan, founded by Baotang Wuzhu also seem to have had a strong affiliation with the Zhenyan tradition.

See bibliography for details. Chi v; T Vol. MG bkas shing bdug cing brdeg brnag: Many Ming literati and courtiers continued to attack and ridicule the religion as demon worship and sorcery. MTRK rgyab mthe: Do not develop bad thoughts, desire and aversion, or derisory feelings towards the vajra master and brothers and sisters.

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