Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India
Oxford University Press, Apr 1, 2004 - Literary Collections - 184 pages
Roger Jackson provides accurate, accessible translations of three classics of medieval Indian Buddhist mysticism: the "couplet-treasuries" of the great tantric masters Saraha, Kanha, and Tilopa. Since their composition around 1000 CE, these poems have exerted a powerful influence on spiritual life, as well as poetry and song, in India, Nepal, and Tibet. Jackson's fresh translations allow the poetry to shine through, capturing the sense and spirit of the poems in the original. Jackson offers a thorough introduction that deftly summarizes the latest scholarship, situating the poems in their historical context and making them accessible not only to scholars but also to students and practitioners.
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anfinfia Apabhramfisa attained awakening Bagchi bliss bodhicitta bodhisattva brahmin breath Buddha bzhin central channel citta concepts context cosmos crown cakra dang doha Doha¯kosfia doha¯s ecstasy ekku empty gnosis energies enlightenment example existence experience fool gnosis Guenther guru guru’s feet gyur Hevajra Hindu Indian inmost nature innate ecstasy innate gnosis Ka¯nfiha Kabı¯r Kagyu Maha¯ya¯na manfia manfidfiala circle meditation Milarepa mind mokkha nfia nfiau nirva¯nfia nondual nyid Nyingma one’s paradox path realization of emptiness refer religious saala sahaja samarasa samfisa¯ra Sanskrit Saraha Saraha says Saraha’s Treasury Schaeffer 2000 seal sense Shahidullah 1928 siddhas Snellgrove 1987 songs spiritual stainless Su¯tra subtle body syllable symbol tahi tantras tantric Buddhism tantric practice tantric traditions tantric treasures term texts things thought Tibet Tibetan Tilopa Tilopa’s Treasury translation Treasury of Couplets triple world tshe ultimate utmost vadfiha various verse what’s wisdom yoga yogic practices Yoginı