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Guhyasamāja
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The Guhyasamājatantra (Scripture of Esoteric Assembly) is one of the most influential scriptures in later Indian tantric Buddhism. The key term “esoteric assembly” here is explained in the scripture itself (ch. 18) as the aggregate (samāja) of body, speech, and mind (guhya). It is the principal scripture of the yogottaratantra class, the wave following the yogatantra in the hist…

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Ryugen Tanemura, “Guhyasamāja”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0028>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231



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