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vOLUME VI TANTRIC BUDDHISM (INCLUDING CHINA
AND JAPAN); BUDDHISM IN NEPAL AND
TIBET
Acknowledgements
73 Reflections at the Mahesvara subjugation fable: lndic
materials, Sa-skya-pa apologetics, and the start of Heruka
RONALD M. DAVIDSON
74 Tibetan scholastic schooling and the position of soteriology
GEORGES DREYFUS
75 difficulties of language in Buddhist Tantra
GEORGE R. ELDER
76 at the background and psychology of the 'das-log
LAWRENCE EPSTEIN
77 Ambiguous sexuality: imagery and interpretation in Tantric
Buddhism 147
ROGER R. JACKSON
78 at the inspiration of sahaja in Indian Buddhist Tantric
literature
PER KVAERNE
xii
162
CONTENTS
79 The examine of Bon within the West: prior, current, and future
PER KVAERNE
80 a latest Newar consultant for Vajrayana life-cycle rites: the
Nepiil Jana ./ivan Kriyii Paddhati
TODD T. LEWIS
81 the original beneficial properties ofNewar Buddhism
JOliN ok LOCKE. S J
82 Seeing Chen-yen Buddhism: conventional scholarship and the
Vajrayana in China 308
CHARLES D. ORZECH
83 real phrases, silence, and the adamantine dance: on Japanese
Mikkyo and the formation of the Shingon discourse 334
FABIO RAMBELLI
84 The Jo-nail-pas, a college of Buddhist ontologists according
to the Grub mtha' set gyi me ion 363
D.S. RUEGG
85 Vajrayana: starting place and function
ALEXIS SANDERSON
392
86 Sakyamuni's enlightenment in keeping with the Yoga Tantra 409
TADEUSZ SKORUPSKI
87 A serious Tantrism
SHINiCHI TSUDA

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In using Bhasmacchanna, I am following Tucci's text, p. 145, and lyanaga, p. 675, who gives the readings of the edition of Horiuchi Kanjin, (BonZo-Kan taisho) ShoeKongo-cho-kyo no kenkyii Bompon Kotei-hen, jo (Koyasan, 1983), Ilia, p. 32. Chandra, p. 59, gives Bhasmacchatra. L. lgraha, Part 1, Buddhist Sanskrit Text Series, No. 17 (Darbhanga: Mithila Institute, 1961), p. 304, but see lyanaga's p. 675, n. 66, where he indicates that, whatever its occurrence in the Nepali manuscript tradition, it was missing in the recensions translated into Tibetan and Chinese.

1-121, esp. p. 20. E. 1041. Sometime later, Nag-tsho traveled with Mar-pa to central Tibet and heard nothing of a meeting. Finally, some of Mar-pa's disciples denied that a meeting had taken place. Grags-pa rgyal-mtshan appears to agree in his reply to Byang-chub seng-ge's request for his opinion on the matter; rNa! 6. George N. Roerich, The Blue Annals (Reprint, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1976), pp. 118-121. The biography of Rwa lo-tsa-ba rDo-rje grags by Bande Ye-shes seng-ge, mThu stabs dbyang phyug rje btsun rwii Ia tsa ba 'i rnam par thar pa kun khyab snyan pa 'i rnga sgra, (Lhasa xylograph: 1905) presents a wealth of stories concerning early Tibetan religious intrigue, esp.

Clearly, Heruka and his retinue do not enjoy acting in a manner similar to that of Mahdvara but have undertaken this form of divine activity to attract those addicted to perverse behavior. We are thus impressed by how far the Buddha's compassion extends, including even degraded beings. As an antidote to personal guilt, the scenario is as attractive to the myth's listeners as Amitabha's saving power in another erano one need feel irredeemable, whatever their crimes may have been. In the Cakrasarrzvara system, the exact locales are important, and their specification is an extension of that lineage's concern for the integration of the macrocosm and microcosm, each of the twenty-four external locales being identified with an internal locale within the body of the yogin.

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