The Weaving of Mantra: Kukai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse
by Ryuichi Abe
The great Buddhist priest KAkai (774-835) is credited with the introduction and establishment of tantric -- or esoteric -- Buddhism in early ninth-century Japan. In "The Weaving of Mantra, " RyAichi AbA(c) examines this important religious figure -- neglected in modern academic literature -- and his profound influence on Japanese culture. Offering a radically new approach...more
Published June 1st 1999 by Columbia University Press
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