The Ecstasy of Enlightenment: Teachings of Natural Tantra Translated from the Old Bengali with Commentary

The Ecstasy of Enlightenment: Teachings of Natural Tantra Translated from the Old Bengali with Commentary

by Thomas F. Cleary
     
 

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The Ecstasy of Enlightenment is an inside look at the spiritual world of Tantraone of the most sophisticated, alluring, and controversial forms of Buddhism. Cleary unlocks the mysteries of the CaryaGiti, a collections of teachings by more than twenty famous Siddhas, or Tantric adepts, who lived during the illustrius Pala dynasty of old Bengal. These…  See more details below

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The Ecstasy of Enlightenment is an inside look at the spiritual world of Tantraone of the most sophisticated, alluring, and controversial forms of Buddhism. Cleary unlocks the mysteries of the CaryaGiti, a collections of teachings by more than twenty famous Siddhas, or Tantric adepts, who lived during the illustrius Pala dynasty of old Bengal. These teachings emanate from one of the most dynamic sources of international Buddhism, at the height of its religious development, and as such, they are completely nonsectarian. Particularly noteworth is Cleary's demonstration of the parallels between Tantric Buddhism in Old Bengal and the original Zen Buddhism of China.

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ISBN-13:
9781578630271
Publisher:
Red Wheel Weiser & Conari Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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