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Unbounded WholenessBon, Dzogchen, and the Logic of the Nonconceptual$
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Anne Carolyn Klein and Tenzin Wangyal

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178494

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195178491.001.0001

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Colophon Kaleidoscope: Bon's Matrix of Authenticity

Colophon Kaleidoscope: Bon's Matrix of Authenticity

Authenticity 126.1–129.2

(p.169) 6 Colophon Kaleidoscope: Bon's Matrix of Authenticity
Unbounded Wholeness

Anne Carolyn Klein (Contributor Webpage)

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Oxford University Press

In the body of Authenticity, poetic and syllogistic voices provide a philosophically rich mythos about their own origins and purpose. The expansive metaphysical vision of Authenticity is signaled by its opening homage to Samantabhadra and by the centrality given to the principle of unbounded wholeness figured by Samantabhadra. The traditional Bon histories offer an equally vast panorama, filled with bold events and mythically enshrined human beings. The narrative surrounding Authenticity presumes the existence of Zhang Zhung, a geographical area with its own language, history, and mythic prestige. It presumes as well an early, often conflictual relationship between Zhang Zhung and Tibet, as well as between Bon and Buddhism, including events that precipitate the text's burial in the 8th century.

Keywords:   Authenticity, Bon, Samantabhadra, Zhang Zhung

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