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Indian Esoteric Buddhism

A Social History of the Tantric Movement
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Buddhism, History of religion, Religion, Religion - World Religions, Buddhism - General, Religion / General, History, India, Tantric Bud
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ISBN 100231126190
ISBN 139780231126199

"Indian Esoteric Buddhism" is a remarkable and ambitious work. As Davidson goes through an account of the political and economic pressures besieging the Indian monastic establishment, he advances the thesis--with partial success, I think--that Vajrayana arose from the threat to institutional monastic Buddhism caused by the feudalization of Indian politics and the erosion of the traditional monastic 4/5(6).

Drawing on primary documents—many translated for the first time—from Sanskrit, Prakrit, Tibetan, Bengali, and Chinese, Ronald Davidson shows how changes in medieval Indian society, including economic and patronage crises, a decline in women's participation, and the formation of large monastic orders, led to the rise of the esoteric tradition in India that became the model for Buddhist.

Indian Esoteric Buddhism book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Despite the rapid spread of Buddhism -- especially the esot /5. Drawing on primary documents -- many translated for the first time -- from Sanskrit, Prakrit, Tibetan, Bengali, and Chinese, Ronald Davidson shows how changes in medieval Indian society, including economic and patronage crises, a decline in women's participation, and the formation of large monastic orders, led to the rise of the Indian Esoteric Buddhism book tradition in India that became the model for Buddhist cultures in 5/5(1).

Despite the rapid spread of Buddhism—especially the esoteric system of Tantra, one of its most popular yet most misunderstood forms—the historical origins of Buddhist thought and practice remain obscure. This groundbreaking work describes the genesis of the Tantric movement in early medieval India, where it developed as a response to, and in some ways an example of, the 5/5(1).

Read this book on Questia. Despite the rapid spread of Buddhism -- especially the esoteric system of Tantra, one of its most popular yet most misunderstood forms -- the historical origins of Buddhist thought and practice remain obscure.

book is scholarly, loaded with footnotes, and appendices reflecting the author's research. It is very well written. While the book is not designed as an encomium to Buddhist mythology, it serves well those who wish to understand Buddhism's historical context.

"Indian Esoteric Buddhism" is a remarkable and ambitious work. As Davidson goes through an. Indian Esoteric Buddhism - A Social History of the Tantric Movement by Ronald M.

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Mr Sinnett’s book misnamed ‘Esoteric Buddhism,” while there is not a single village or hamlet in the whole of India in which people are not more or less acquainted with the sublime tenets of the Vedânta philosophy The effects of Karma in the next birth, the enjoyment of its fruits, good or evil, in aFile Size: KB.

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'Karma' and 'Reincarnation' and other such terms, almost unknown in the West, thereafter came to be used in literary and theological circles. The author candidly acknowledges that it was the 'favour' (of the Adepts) rather than 'effort' on his part that.

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The emergence of Esoteric Buddhism in Japan is a vast subject, but briefly, Kukai, (Kobo Daishi) recognised as the 8th Patriarch of Esoteric Buddhism, embraced the richness of ritual and symbolism for his studying in China, he was recognised and initiated by Huiguo, the sole Chinese master of the teachings given by Amoghavajra, the great Indian mystic, at Qinglong-si Author: Charley Linden Thorp.

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ISBN (cloth) — ISBN (paper) 1. Tantric Buddhism—India—History. Title. Columbia University Press books are printed on permanent and durable acid-free paper. Printed in the United States of America.

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About the Book In most Asian countries esoteric Buddhism (Tantrayana) declined in the past, while the Tibetans alone preserved the full richness of tantric preserved the full richness of tantric traditions to our times. Thus this study is based on several Tibetan sources never presented in any modern language-some of them were translated, some were given as a summary.

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Our survey of the background vicissitudes of India and the somewhat reduced frame of reference for aspects of medieval Buddhism have so far set aside a specific discussion of esoterism and its development, but we now turn fully to this the most ritually evolved form of Buddhism, esoteric Buddhism had its genesis in the Buddhist experience of the medieval Indian horizon.

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— Rev. Tantra is an ancient, esoteric Indian spiritual tradition, common to both Hinduism and Buddhism, dating back to before the time of Christ--and even the Buddha, who lived in the sixth century B.C.E.

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Indian Esoteric Buddhism: A Social History of the Tantric Movement. Author. Ronald M. Davidson. Publisher. Columbia University Press. Publication Date. Buy This Book. Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism is a major contribution to our understanding of Indian esoteric (or Tantric) Buddhism.

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