Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the IATS, 2000. Volume 10: The Many Canons of Tibetan Buddhism

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Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the IATS, 2000. Volume 10: The Many Canons of Tibetan Buddhism

Role

Co-Editors: Helmut Eimer and David Germano

Contributing author: Ronald M. Davidson

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Description/Summary

Ronald M. Davidson is a contributing author, "Gsar ma Apocrypha: The Creation of Orthodoxy, Gray Texts, and the New Revelation", pp. 203-224.

Subject of The Many Canons of Tibetan Buddhism are both the mainstream Tibetan canons of translated Buddhist classics (known as the Bka' 'gyur & Bstan 'gyur), and the alternative canons of literature of the Nyingma sectarian traditions (known as the Rnying ma rgyud 'bum). The first section discusses the formation and transmission of Tibetan "canonical" texts, but also includes important works of reference, such as a Bka' gdams pa handbook and several unique catalogues. It also features a first report on Tibetan textual transmission in Mongolia. The second section not only presents interpretative analysis of one of the most important alternative canons in Tibet, the Rnying ma rgyud 'bum, but also discusses essential issues of legitimacy, authority and lineage during the "gray" period of the tenth to twelfth centuries which laid the foundation for the formation of all ensuing Tibetan canons. The volume thus develops fresh perspectives on the nature, plurality and contents of canons in Tibetan Buddhism.

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9789004125957

Publication Date

2002

Publication Information

Davidson, Ronald M., "Gsar ma Apocrypha: The Creation of Orthodoxy, Gray Texts, and the New Revelation," in Helmut Eimer and David Germano, eds. Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the IATS, 2000. Volume 10: The Many Canons of Tibetan Buddhism, pp. 203-224. Leiden: Brill, 2002.

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Copyright 2002 Brill