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Subject Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


[ xxxv ] Tibetan, referring to ‘hidden treasures’, usually texts, teachings or sometimes sacred objects held to be miraculous and thought to have been hidden until the time is ripe for their revelation or promulgation. Normally they are said to have been hidden by the legendary siddha (see T antra (2)) and missionary to Tibet Padmasambhava, or one of his consorts, in the 8th century ce and rediscovered by ‘treasure revealers’ ( tertons ) many centuries later. Often the termas are just fragments of text, or said to be written in secret scripts, and the revealer is required to go deep into the mind to uncover their actual form. The model for termas as hidden texts may be found in Indian B uddhism in some of the early M ahayana sutras such as P rajnaparamita. [33] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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