Ritual and Speculation in Early Tantrism: Studies in Honor of Andre Padoux

Ritual and Speculation in Early Tantrism: Studies in Honor of Andre Padoux

by Teun Goudriaan
     
 

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This book illustrates the extent to which we can understand the writings of the leading tantricas whose views regarding the universe and enlightenment developed from ritual practice and yoga. Contributors to this anthology include Helene Brunner, Gudrun Buhnemann, Richard H. Davis, Vrajavallabha Dviveda, Sanjukta Gupta, Minoru Hara, Paul Muller-Ortega, Navjivan

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This book illustrates the extent to which we can understand the writings of the leading tantricas whose views regarding the universe and enlightenment developed from ritual practice and yoga. Contributors to this anthology include Helene Brunner, Gudrun Buhnemann, Richard H. Davis, Vrajavallabha Dviveda, Sanjukta Gupta, Minoru Hara, Paul Muller-Ortega, Navjivan Rastogi, Alexis Sanderson, Jan A. Schoterman, Raffaele Torella, and Teun Goudriaan.

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A dozen essays explore the constant interaction between philosophy and ceremony that characterizes Hindu traditions. The studies focus on the early Tantric literature from a spectrum of approaches, following the work of the French Indiologist Padoux (born 1920). Among the topics are becoming a Siva, stages of awakening, and the vocalic beginnings of meditation. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791408971
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
06/01/1992
Series:
SUNY series in Tantric Studies Series
Pages:
359

Meet the Author

Teun Goudriaan is Professor in the Department of Oriental Languages at the University of Utrecht. His other books on Indology include Maya Divine and Human: A Study of Magic and Its Religious Foundations in Sanskrit Texts; Hindu Tantrism with Sanjukta Gupta and D. J. Hoens; Hindu Tantric and SAakta Literature with Sanjukta Gupta; The Vinsaikhatantra: A SAaiva Tantra of the Left Current, edited with an Introduction and a Translation; and The Kubjikamatatantra, Kulalikamnaya Version: Critical Edition with Introduction with Dr. Jan Schoterman.

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