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The Pañcakramatippani of Munisribhadra

Introduction and Romanized Sanskrit Text


Tom J. F. Tillemans

This volume contains a diplomatic edition of a rare Sanskrit manuscript of Munisribhadra's commentary on the Pañcakrama. This manuscript, which was discovered in Tibet, is of a special importance for the study of Indian Tantric Buddhism, for, among the many commentaries on the Pañcakrama, Munisribhadra's Tippani is the only one conserved both in its Sanskrit original and in its Tibetan translation. In the Introductory Remarks, the editors of the volume discuss the textual transmission and the paleographical features of the manuscript. A detailed table of concordance between the Sanskrit manuscript and the Tibetan translation is also provided.