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Postby WuMing » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:03 pm

I am very much interested in Amoghavajra. Does anybody have this thesis:
Orlando, Raffaello: A Study of the Chinese Documents Concerning the Life of the Tantric Buddhist Patriarch Amoghavajra Princeton, 1981
Now, observing with the eye of the Buddha, both the Buddha and ordinary beings are in the same liberated state. There is neither this nor that: there is only non-duality and identity.
- 空海 Kūkai 弘法大師 in Unjigi 吽字義 The Meaning of the Letter Hūṃ
new translation: Kūkai on the Philosophy of Language by Takagi Shingen and Dreitlein Eijō
Our life is very simple, very direct, very beautiful, very vast and very terrifying, but it is not at all convenient.
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Re: Amoghavajra

Postby DGA » Wed May 01, 2013 8:52 pm

I was able to track it down at the library today. Looks interesting...
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Re: Amoghavajra

Postby tingdzin » Tue May 28, 2013 10:38 pm

You might also be interested in the works of Charles Orzech, whho has written extensively about Amoghavajra.

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