Topic of "The Many Canons of Tibetan Buddhism" are either the mainstream Tibetan canons of translated Buddhist classics (known because the Bka' 'gyur & Bstan 'gyur), and the choice canons of literature of the Nyingma sectarian traditions (known because the Rnying ma rgyud 'bum). the 1st part discusses the formation and transmission of Tibetan "canonical" texts, but additionally comprises very important works of reference, similar to a Bka' gdams pa instruction manual and a number of other specified catalogues. It additionally contains a first document on Tibetan textual transmission in Mongolia. the second one part not just offers interpretative research of 1 of crucial substitute canons in Tibet, the Rnying ma rgyud 'bum, but additionally discusses crucial problems with legitimacy, authority and lineage through the "gray" interval of the 10th to 12th centuries which laid the root for the formation of all resulting Tibetan canons. the amount therefore develops clean views at the nature, plurality and contents of canons in Tibetan Buddhism.

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