By Roger R. Jackson
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Roger Jackson presents actual, obtainable translations of 3 classics of medieval Indian Buddhist mysticism: the "couplet-treasuries" of the nice tantric masters Saraha, Kanha, and Tilopa. considering their composition round a thousand CE, those poems have exerted a robust impression on non secular existence, in addition to poetry and tune, in India, Nepal, and Tibet.
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Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India by Roger R. Jackson