The Teachings of the Mahavairocana Sutra Shingon Buddhism takes the seven chapters of the Mahavairocana Sutra (Dainichi-kyo) as the basic sutra for. The Mahāvairocana Sūtra was a seminal work in the history of Esoteric or tantric Buddhism, offering one of the first fully developed expositions. Mahavairocana This Esoteric sutra is extremely difficult to procure. It runs $ in book form. It is the center piece of Shingon.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? To date no manuscript of the original Sanskrit text has been found, but it was translated into Chinese and Tibetan, and the translators of the Chinese version also produced an extensive commentary. The Mahavairocana Sutra states that when the Buddha was enlightened, all buddhas suddenly appeared like sesame seeds filling all space.

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Finally, though one has mahaviarocana the true emptiness of the individual and phenomena, one does not yet realize that the natural state of mind is the Tathagata’s inherent Awareness and that it is the all-pervasive Body of Vairocana with all the manifested Buddha realms. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days. The Enlightenment of Vairocana.

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The perennially confused and confusing Wayman does little to illuminate the interpretation of this text or its traditions. This book is written for one, mahavairocaan wants to know more about Tantric Buddhism.

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Buddhist Books International, Hopefully the reader will appreciate the beauty of religious message and the efforts of the two authors to render the words of the scripture sensitively and carefully. Retrieved from ” https: Thank you for your feedback. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited mahavwirocana 14 Octoberat Or Chikyo Yamamoto’s translation from the Sino-Japanese side.

Francis, the bishop of Rome and the leader of the Roman Catholic Church —. I salute you who are the source of Enlightenment! Christina McCoy marked it as to-read Sep 24, Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: Alison rated it really liked mahavairoczna Jul 19, The latter was a groundbreaking study of the Mahavairocana Sutra as it is known in Japanby Tajima.

The lineage of Tantric Buddhism arises from Vajrasattva, who personally received the transmission from Vairocana. When we contemplate our own minds, bodies, and lives, we see that the doctrinal teachings of Shingon Buddhism from the beginning to the end explain the centrality of the aspiration for the realization of enlightenment and the unity of ourselves with the Buddha, and we come to understand the teaching of nonduality in which human beings are equal with and not distinct from the Buddha.


The Enlightenment of Vairocana is a covering for two books that study a famous Buddhist scripture with given Sanskrit titles of Vairocanabhisambodhitantra or Mahavairocanasutra.

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The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: Los Angeles and Tokyo: Want to Read saving…. Vajrapani salutes the Buddha Vairocana with the following words:.

Sign in via your Sjtra. The process by which one develops a single drop of the aspiration for the realization of enlightenment and becomes a buddha in this body is explained in the Mahavairocana Sutra in three phrases.

Return to Book Page. Its fundamental doctrine is explained in the “Chapter on the Stages of the Mind” in the first chapter. Thank You for Your Contribution! Wayman, Alex, and R.

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