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The Origin of Tara Tantra (Third Edition)

By: Jonang Taranatha

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Paljor Publications/Library of Tibetan Works & Archives: 2007

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 103564

ISBN: 8186470662

Condition: New


Is one of the most accomplished scholars of the unorthodox Jo-nan sect, strings together from various fragmentary sources a mine of legends and episodes on the origin and diffusion of Tara's tantra. The Origin of Tara tantra, though not dependent on legends and largely anecdotal, has nevertheless about it a strong feeling of historic time and provides an important and accurate account of the lineages of the Siddhas who worshipped Tara and passed on her Upadesas, revelations and Tantra besides giving a background to the masters of the Tibetan Siddhas who grew from India's rich tantric soil.Prin... View more info

The Seven Instruction Lineages

By: Jonang Taranatha (Tr.) & David Templeman (Ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Paljor Publications/Library of Tibetan Works & Archives: 2007

Seller ID: 103572

ISBN: 8186470654

Condition: New


In the present work, Taranatha paints a miraculous picture of the great Siddhas of India-their lives and the lineages which sprang from their Teachings. In all, the lives of some 59 Siddhas are related-some well known, Others more obscure, but all linked by their various lineages and by the instructions handed down from Siddha to disciple. Taranatha's account of these remarkable lives is especially valuable as he had as his gurus, and as the sources of these accounts, three Indians from the very traditions about which he wrote with such conviction.The lineage accounts are very important for A ... View more info