tingdzin wrote:I am interested in knowing about the current state of historical studies on early (Chinese) Shingon. I've read Taiko Yamasaki's book, the "Tantric Buddhism in East Asia" anthology, and Orzech's book on Amoghavajra. Are there any other major works in English or French available? Have Japanese scholars come up with any new insights that could be easily summarized? Any information is appreciated.
Japan shingon from China.
Chinese tantra, called Tang Mi again,
Subhakarasimha Amoghavajra, Vajrabodhi,
This is the three big Chinese tantra savants,
Later, the disciple Master handed the secret to the Kobo Daishi,
Tantric was spread to Japan,
If you want to understand the tantric carefully,
It's a long story,
That is about to understand the Chinese Buddhism,