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Re-making, Re-marking, or Re-using? Hermeneutical Strategies and Challenges in the Guhyasamāja Commentarial Literature
Author Hackett, Paul G.
Source Buddhist Studies Review
Volumev.33 n.1-2
Date2016
Pages163 - 179
PublisherEquinox Publishing Ltd.
Publisher Url https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/
LocationSheffield, UK [謝菲爾德, 英國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Language英文=English
AbstractThis paper presents a case study in the exegesis of Buddhist tantric literature by examining a segment of the corpus of Guhyasamāja literature and, in doing so, addresses both emic and etic approaches to the hermeneutics of tantric texts. On the most basic level, we discuss the mechanisms for interpreting statements within the root tantra internal to the exegetical tantric literature itself, as exemplified by Candrakīrti’s ‘Brightening Lamp’ (Pradīpoddyotana) commentary and the extensive sub-commentary by Bhavyakīrti. On another level, however, these same exegetical moves can be viewed in terms of the ideas ‘re-use’ and reformulation of the root text, and how they shape the understanding of the role and function of tantric commentary.
ISSN02652897 (P); 17479681 (E)
DOI10.1558/bsrv.31645
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Created date2017.01.25
Modified date2017.07.06



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