THE ORIGIN AND SPIRIT OF VAJRAYANA: An Interpretation of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. Dr. Herbert V. Guenther.

THE ORIGIN AND SPIRIT OF VAJRAYANA: An Interpretation of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism

Marysville, California: Epicenter Press, 1959. First Edition. Wraps. The first separate printing of this article, which appeared in Stepping Stones, Volume 2, Numbers 1 and 2 (1951). A form of Tantric Buddhism that developed in India and neighboring countries, most notably Tibet, Vajrayana marks the transition from Mahayana speculative thought to the enactment of Buddhist ideas in individual life. Gunther (1917-2006), a German-born scholar, was a pioneer in addressing contemporary philosophical issues from a deep and learned Buddhist perspective. Introduction by Robert P. Jackson. Octavo, [20] p. Original printed paper wrappers, bound with staples. Near fine. Scarce, OCLC locates only one copy (Valparaiso). Near fine. Item #72708

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