The Kālacakratantra

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The Chapter on the Individual together with the Vimalaprabhā

Vesna A. Wallace

This is the first complete English translation of the second chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kālacakratantra text, and its eleventh-century commentary, the “Stainless Light (Vimalaprabha),” often accorded pride of place as the first volume of the Tibetan Tengyur. This chapter elaborates the human “individual” in terms of the cosmic human who embodies the cosmos within, showing the homology of macrocosm and microcosm, the outer and inner aspects of the person. The translation is supplemented with copious references to Tibetan commentaries, and includes the first critical edition of the Mongolian version of the second chapter.

book information
  • Hardcover
  • 398 pages, 6 x 9 inches
  • $59.95
  • ISBN 9780975373415
about the author
The Kālacakratantra

Vesna A. Wallace is professor of South and Central Asian religions at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Other books by Vesna A. Wallace:
The Kālacakra Tantra

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