2021-10-19

A Scripture of the Ancient Tantra Collection: The Phur-pa bcu-gnyis

Nearly half the volume is taken up by an elaborate Tibetan text edition of four chapters from the Phur pa bcu gnyis (PCN), a well-known but so far little-studied tantric text of the Nying-ma-pa school of Tibetan Buddhism, accompanied by a lengthy and highly technical discussion of the problems involved in editing texts of this type ...The introductory material of Mayer's book presents a masterly and original summary of the issues raised by these problems. The questions involved, those of canonicity, authenticity, vision and revelation, are vital to the understanding of Tibetan and other traditions of Buddhism in the west. Mayer's book is the first substantial attempt to present an overall picture of these issues ...Appealing to students of Tibetan Buddhism to broaden their horizons, Mayer provides impressive evidence of the advantages in doing so ...He sets this work in a broad intellectual framework drawn from the sociology of religion.


Book Details

Book Title: A Scripture of the Ancient Tantra Collection: The Phur-pa bcu-gnyis

Book Author: Dr Robert Mayer

Book Category: -

ISBN: 0700711783