Philosophies of India

by Heinrich Robert Zimmer

Paper Book, 1956

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Available

Publication

New York, Meridian Books, 1956.

Description

Originally published in 1973. The volume is divided into four sections:The introduction places the position of the Buddhist Tantras within Mahayana Buddhism and recalls their early literary history, especially the Guhyasamahatantra; the section also covers Buddhist Genesis and the Tantric tradition.The foundations of the Buddhist Tantras are discussed and the Tantric presentation of divinity; the preparation of disciples and the meaning of initiation; symbolism of the mandala-palace Tantric ritual and the twilight language

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2288

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