Indian metallurgy, alchemy and tantra

Richard MAHONEY rbm49 at EXT.CANTERBURY.AC.NZ
Sun Jul 18 02:16:21 EDT 2004


On Sun, Jul 18, 2004 at 12:42:21AM +0100, Peter Wyzlic wrote:

> >Does anyone have any reputable sources on Indian metallurgy,
> >alchemy and tantra from about the sixth to the tenth century AD?

[snip]

> A more recent work is David Gordon White:  The alchemical body : Siddha
> traditions in medieval India. - Chicago ; London : University of Chicago
> Press, 1996. - xviii, 596 pp.

[snip]

It's been a while since I've seen White's monograph. Still, I can't
recall a ref. to the following (Skt fr. de La Vallee Poussin's BCAP,
Tib fr. Weller's BCA):

azucipratimAm imAM gRhItvA | 01:10a ||
jinaratnapratimAM karoty anarghAM || 01:10b ||
rasajAtam at^iva vedhanIyaM | 01:10c ||
sudRDhaM gRhNata bodhicittasaJjJaM || 01:10d ||

gser 'gyur rtsi yi rnam pa mchog lta bur | 01:10a ||
mi gtsang lus 'di blangs nas rgyal ba'i sku || 01:10b ||
 rin chen rin thang med par bsgyur bas na | 01:10c ||
byang chub sems zhes bya ba rab brtan zung || 01:10d ||


Best regards,

 Richard Mahoney


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