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Title: Penetrating the Secret Essence Tantra: Context and Philosophy in the Mahāyoga System of rNying-ma Tantra
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Nathaniel Garson
One Sentence Summary: Summary of the history and philosophy of the Mahāyoga system from the perspective of a 20th century rNying-ma commentary.

Description: This Ph.D. dissertation provides an introductory overview to the Mahāyoga system based on a general commentary on its root tantra, The Secret Essence. The first part contains five chapters on 1. Methodology and Background, 2. Mahāyoga's Doxographical Position within rNying-ma, 3. Legends and History of Mahāyoga, 4. Mahāyoga Literature, and 5. the Philosophy of Mahāyoga. The second part of the dissertation is a translation of 'Jigs-med-bstan-pa'i-nyi-ma's important general commentary on the Secret Essence (Tib. gsang ba'i snying bo, Skt. guhyagarba), The Key to the Treasury (Tib. mdzod kyi lde'u mig).

Publisher Place: Ann Arbor, MI
Publisher: UMI
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 2004
Subject: Nyingma (rnying ma)
The Collected Tantras of the Ancients (rnying ma rgyud 'bum)
Cultural Coverage: India
Tibet and Himalayas
Temporal coverage: 7th century CE
8th century CE
20th century CE
Original Language: Tibetan
Interface Language: English
Format: Print media (print or manuscript)
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Dissertation
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Date Record Checked: 2009-04-27
Date Last Modified: 2009-04-27 12:24:35
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