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"To See a World in a Grain of Sand: Self-reference and Chronology in the Lotus Sūtra"
In the Lotus Sūtra, the name of the text is in many instances referred to by Śākyamuni himself in the scripture. It is stated by Śākyamuni in his current delivering of the scripture, in Śākyamuni’s...
"Buddhist Tantra: Self and World"
Visualization rituals in Tantric Buddhism have profound and sometimes paradoxical implications for one’s perception of self. This approach to the self, in turn, cannot be appreciated without understanding the Buddhist view of the world and its celestial...