The Kalacakra Tantra: Translation, Annotation and Commentary Volume 1 (Mody University of Science and Technology)
Niraj Kumar
  • ISBN 13 : 9788124610695
  • year : 2022
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
The Kalacakra Tantra was the last major Tantrik text written in India before the decline of Buddhism. The book has left indelible influence over different regions of Asia in last thousand years of its journey. Apart from the Vimalprabha commentary composed during the mid-11th century, there is no verse by verse commentary available to the general reader. Kumar has attempted translation of the full text from Sanskrit original and has also contributed a new detailed commentary. This book locates mysterious Sambhala and Oddiyana. The book further delves into the chronology of legendary Kalki kings. CONTENTS Foreword – Swami Paranand Tirth Preface Messages • His Holiness Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa, Head of Drukpa Kagyu Sect, Hemis Monastery, Ladakh, India • His Holiness Khamba Lama Gabju Choijamts Demberel, Spiritual Head of Mongolian Buddhism, Mongolia • Semo Saraswati Lama, Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche Gonpa, Pharping, Nepal • Padmashri Rambahadur Rai, President, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, India • Lama Chosphel Zotpa, President, Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association, New Delhi, India Endorsements General Introduction: The Final Phase of Indic Buddhism Linguistics and Cosmography Calendar and Planetary Computations Omenology and Machines Kalkī Section Appendix 1: Calculation Algorithm on the Astronomy Section of the Kālacakra Tantra Appendix II: Zodiac Signs (Rāśi) Appendix III Appendix IV Appendix V Appendix VI: Bhūtasaṁkhyā System of Word-notation of Numerals Appendix VII: Kangyur and Tengyur Appendix VIII: Chronology of Dalai Lamas Glossary Bibliography Index