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Author Karmay, Samten Gyaltsen.

Title The great perfection (rDzogs chen) : a philosophical and meditative teaching of Tibetan Buddhism / by Samten Gyaltsen Karmay
Edition Second edition
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Brill's Tibetan studies library ; v. 11
Brill's Tibetan studies library ; v. 11
Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part One; I. The Legend of Vairocana; Part Two; II. The Ancient Documents of rDzogs chen from Tun-Huang; III. The Cig car ba Tradition in Tibet; IV. The Development of the rDzogs chen Doctrine and its Literature in the Tenth Century; V. rDzogs chen Thought and its Critics in the Eleventh Century; Part Three; VI. The Provenance of the Fusion of Tantric and Pure Meditational Teachings (the Role of MTPh); VII. rDzogs chen Theories and their Origins; VIII. rDzogs chen in the Bonpo Tradition; IX. The Three Trends of the rDzogs chen Tradition
Summary The Great Perfection (rDzogs chen in Tibetan) is a philosophical teaching. Its inception is attributed to Vairocana, one of the Tibetan Buddhist monks ordained at Samye in the eight century AD. This work deals with the legends of Vairocana, analysing documents containing elements of the doctrine and comparing them with the Ch'an tradition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-237) and index
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Subject Rdzogs-chen -- Bon (Tibetan religion)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007276085
ISBN 9047419782 (electronic bk.)
9789047419785 (electronic bk.)