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Interpreting the Vajra Rosary: Truth and Method Meets Wisdom and Method

Kittay, David R.

This essay, accompanied by the first full English translation of the Vajramala or Vajra Rosary, one of the explanatory Tantras of the Buddhist Guhyasamaja, or Secret Community, Tantric system, and a partial translation of Alamkakalasa's Commentary, sets out a novel hermeneutic method by which twenty-first century scholars of religion might approach the interpretation of the Tantra and other texts.

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Thurman, Robert A. F.
Ph.D., Columbia University
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June 28, 2013