The Vairocanâbhisaṃbodhi Sutra is one of the two basic texts of East Asian Esoteric Buddhism. Chapters discuss Tantic practices such as construction of a maṇḍala, initiation rites, mantras, mudrâs, and visualization, as well as the ten precepts and other Mahayana teachings.
About the Author
The BDK Engish Tripitaka Series was started by the late Rev. Dr. Yehan Numata, founder of the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) [Society for the Promotion of Buddhism]. The goal of this series is to make available in the English language the Buddhist scriptures and commentaries of the Sino-Japanese edition of the “Taisho Tripitaka.” Scholars and specialists from throughout the world have been enlisted to translate the selected texts into English. When completed, the one-hundred eight volumes will comprise the First Series of the BDK English Tripitaka.