The Hindu Tantric world : an overview
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The Hindu Tantric world : an overview / André Padoux.
Comprendre le tantrisme. English
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""Originally published as André Padoux, Comprendre le tantrisme: Les sources hindoues (Paris: Albin Michel, 2010)."
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|Summary:||Tantra occupies a unique position in Western understandings of Hindu spirituality. Its carnal dimension has made its name instantly recognizable, but this popular fascination with sex has obscured its philosophical depth and ritual practices, to say nothing of its overall importance to Hinduism. This work offers a clear, well-grounded overview of Tantra that offers substantial new insights for scholars and practitioners. André Padoux opens by detailing the history of Tantra, beginning with its origins, founding texts, and major beliefs.|