Foreword, Preface, I. General Survey of Buddhism, II. early Buddhism: 1. The Time of the Rise of Buddhism, 2. The Life of Gotama Buddha and his Disciples, The Scriptures of Early Buddhism, Aspects of Original Buddhism, The Thought of Early Buddhism, The Practice of Early Buddhism, The Worship of Buddhas and Faith, Social Thought, III. Conservative Buddhism and Transition to Mahayana: Historical background, Philosophical Schools, Philosophical Thought, Biographies of the Buddha, The Poet Asvaghosa and his school, The Avadana Literature, IV. Mahayana Buddhism: Historical Background, Mahayana Sutras, The Philosophical Schools of Mahayana, V. Logicians: Before Dignaga, Dignaga, Dharmakirti, Logicians at the Final Stage, Some Features of Indian Logic, VI. Esoteric Buddhism: the Beginning, Systematization, The Final Stage, Some Features of Esoteric Buddhism, Addenda et Corrigenda, Abbreviations and Periodicals, Index.
Chapter One: 1. How the Teacher Bhagavat became Abhisambuddha; Chapter Two: II. The Method of Setting the Wheel of the Law into Motion; Chapter Three: The Method of Setting the Wheel of the Law of the Mantra-yana into Motion; Chapter Four: Fundamentals of Initiation and Holding of vows in the Kriya Tantra; Chapter Five: Fundamentals of the Carya Tantra; Chapter Six: Fundamentals of the Yoga Tantra; Chapter Seven: Fundamentals of the Anuttara-yoga Tantra; Chapter Eight: Procedure in the meaning of the subject matter Chapter Nine: Manner of Conferring Initiation; Index of Work Cited; Index of Names and Subjects.
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