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Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti
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The Nāmasaṃgīti (The Chanting of the Names) is a short Indian tantric scripture centered on 130 anuṣṭubh verses that enumerate the “names” (nāma) of the title. The text describes itself as the Nāmasaṃgīti of Mañjuśrījñānasattva (“The Gnosis Being Mañjuśrī”). Here Mañjuśrī is not the bodhisattva of wisdom familiar from the Mahāyāna sūtras but the being (sattva) who is gnosis (jñāna), the jñānasattva, an entity underlyin…

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Anthony Tribe, “Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0031>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231



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