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Everyone’s heard of mandalas; we have a uniquely wealthy heritage and rationalization in their historical past and meaning.

This ebook is a heritage of the genesis and improvement of the mandala from the 5th and 6th centuries, whilst the mandala first seemed in India, to the 11th century, while the Kalacakratantra seemed earlier than the disappearance of Buddhism in India. The six hundred years of Indian esoteric Buddhism that concluded the 1,700-year heritage of Indian Buddhism might be stated to were the background of the improvement of the mandala. (The Kalacakratantra built-in past mandala theories right into a unmarried method and demonstrated a huge process exceptional within the heritage of esoteric Buddhism. It was once hence the end result of the advance of Indian Buddhism over a interval of 1,700 years.) The research is on the micro point and comprises quite a few illustrations and charts. specific cognizance is paid to right names, mudras, and mantras which were ignored by way of students in philosophy and doctrine, and the writer tackles concerns that can't be defined exclusively from a ancient standpoint, equivalent to geometric styles, the association of deities, the colours, and their which means in Buddhist doctrine.

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