The Adamantine Songs: Study, Translation, and Tibetan Critical Edition
Presented here in English for the first time is a set of three of Sarahas "Adamantine Songs" (Skt. vajragiti; Tib. rdo rjei glu), poetic works that play a central role in the Great Seal (mahamudra) tantric tradition of both India and Tibet. The tantric adept (siddha) Saraha was among the most notable figures from Indias late first millennium, a time of rich religious and literary activity. His influence on Buddhist practice and poetry extended beyond the Indian subcontinent into Tibet, where his influence continues to impact every tradition that engages the practice and philosophy of the esoteric Great Seal.