Tantric Mantras: Studies on Mantrasastra / Edition 1

Tantric Mantras: Studies on Mantrasastra / Edition 1

by Andre Padoux
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415423864

ISBN-13: 9780415423861

Pub. Date: 07/15/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Providing a systematic and complete overview of the highest scholarly quality on Tantric mantras in Hinduism, this book presents a summary on the nature of Tantric mantras, their phonetic aspect, structure and classifications. Additionally, it explains the metaphysical-theological nature of Tantric mantras and gives an introduction to their beliefs and practices.

Overview

Providing a systematic and complete overview of the highest scholarly quality on Tantric mantras in Hinduism, this book presents a summary on the nature of Tantric mantras, their phonetic aspect, structure and classifications. Additionally, it explains the metaphysical-theological nature of Tantric mantras and gives an introduction to their beliefs and practices. In individual chapters, Andre Padoux discusses the extraction and examination of mantras, certain characteristics such as their "perfect nature" and their imperfections, and he describes certain mantrics practices.

For the first time, Andre Padoux' work on Tantric mantras is made accessible to an English-speaking readership. This book will be of great interest to scholars of Religious Studies, Theology, Indology, South Asian Studies, and Asian Religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415423861
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction 1. The Extraction and Examination of Mantras 2. Nyasa, the Ritual Placing of Mantras 3. A Hindu rosary ritual 4. On the defeats and the perfecting of mantras 5. Mantric practices and the nature of mantric utterance 6. Body and mantra 7. The oral and the written

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