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Catuṣpīṭha
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Catuṣpīṭha may be either an abbreviation of the scriptural title Catuṣpīṭhatantra or the name of the textual cycle and teachings directly or supposedly based on that scripture. The Catuṣpīṭhatantra is one of the earlier yoginītantras, the penultimate wave of scriptural revelation in Indian esoteric Buddhism. It was composed most likely in the late 9th century in northea…

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Péter-Dániel Szántó, “Catuṣpīṭha”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 12 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0027>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231



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