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The Vairocanābhisaṃbodhi (Vairocana’s Awakening), composed before 674 ce, is one of the earliest scriptures with the specific features of tantric Buddhism (specifically with regard to doctrine, meditative practice, ritual, and iconography), and bridges the gap between earlier and less developed tantric literatures (e.g. Dhyānottara…

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Kazuo Kano, “Vairocanābhisaṃbodhi”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0035>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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