Home » Hevajra and Lam Bras Literature of India and Tibet as Seen Through the Eyes of A-Mes-Zhabs by Jan-Ulrich Sobisch
Hevajra and Lam Bras Literature of India and Tibet as Seen Through the Eyes of A-Mes-Zhabs Jan-Ulrich Sobisch

Hevajra and Lam Bras Literature of India and Tibet as Seen Through the Eyes of A-Mes-Zhabs

Jan-Ulrich Sobisch

Published November 7th 2008
ISBN : 9783895006524
Hardcover
249 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

English description: The Hevajra Tantras and teachings of the Path with Its Fruit (lam bras) that originated in India have been central practices of Tibetan tantric Buddhism for a millenium. The Tibetans translated eight Hevajra transmissions withMoreEnglish description: The Hevajra Tantras and teachings of the Path with Its Fruit (lam bras) that originated in India have been central practices of Tibetan tantric Buddhism for a millenium. The Tibetans translated eight Hevajra transmissions with their tantras, commentaries, rituals, and instructions and authored countless scriptures in the context of the tantra and the Path with Its Fruit that originated with the Indian Mahasiddha Virupa. Drawing on title lists (dkar chag), colophones, and commentaries authored between the 11th and 17th centuries, the author attempts a reconstruction of the Indian and Tibetan corpora of these transmissions, its literary history and relations to one another. German description: Die aus Indien stammenden Hevajra-Tantras und Lehren des Pfades mitsamt Frucht (lam bras) sind seit eintausend Jahren zentrale Praktiken des tibetischen tantrischen Buddhismus. Die Tibeter ubersetzten acht Hevajra-Uberlieferungslinien mit ihren Tantras, Kommentaren, Ritualen und Instruktionen und verfassten zahllose Schriften im Umfeld des Tantras und des auf den indischen Mahasiddha Virupa zuruckgehenden Pfades mitsamt Frucht. Das vorliegende Buch versucht auf der Basis von zwischen dem 11. und 17. Jahrhundert verfassten Titellisten (dkar chag), Kolophonen und Kommentaren die indischen und tibetischen Korpora dieser Uberlieferungen, ihre Literargeschichte und ihre Bezuge zueinander zu rekonstruieren.