Explores the nature of Buddha's enlightenment and the meaning of Buddhist symbolism, discussing the relationship between Buddhist meditative techniques and examples of Buddhist symbolism found in early Pali texts and in the twilight language of the tantras.

chapter 1|22 pages

Meditation and Symbolism

chapter 3|13 pages


chapter 4|29 pages

Insight Meditation

chapter 5|25 pages

The Three Knowledges

chapter 6|14 pages

The Five Symbolic Groups

chapter 7|37 pages

The Maṇḍala and Cakras

chapter 8|38 pages

Doctrinal and Historical Implications

chapter 9|6 pages