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Introduction

Roger R. Jackson

in Tantric Treasures

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195166415
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784783 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195166418.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the possible origins of the verses translated in this book: the three surviving Apabhramśa-language collections of rhyming couplets, dohākosa, literally “treasuries of dohā” attributed to three Buddhist tantric masters who probably lived in northern India sometime around 1000 CE: Saraha, Kānha, and Tilopa. Conflicting accounts about the lives and uncertainties about their relation to the written works are described. Known facts about these three Treasuries and the men who are believed to have composed them are also presented.

Keywords: Saraha; Kanha; Tipola; India; Nepal; Tibet; poems; siddhas; dohā

Chapter.  22045 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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