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Esoteric Buddhism and the Illustrated Manuscripts

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the rationale behind the introduction of powerful Tantric Buddhist deities of the mahāyogaand yogiñ tantrasin the iconographic programs of the AsPmanuscripts. I suggest that the ... More


The Visual World of Buddhist Book Illustrations

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines possible ritual uses of manuscripts. I argue that the illustrated Buddhist manuscripts could have been used for meditation, much like patapaintings discussed in the ... More


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