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Introduction to Tantric Buddhism
By: Shashi Bhushan Dasgupta

Introduction to Tantric Buddhism  Shashi Bhushan Dasgupta

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Author: Bhikkhu KL Dhammajoti
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9789889929633
Publication Date: 2008

Product Code: 9788130714592

The inspiration of the author came from an unusual source. It is known to all students of the modern indian languages that the literature of the early period-particularly in Bengali-comprises a number of songs and Dohas, dealing with the tenets of the Tantric Buddhists. To understand and appreciate the meaning of these songs and Dohas the Tantric background must be clearly understood. The present study was an attempt towards that direction. This study brought to the notice of the author many new and interesting facts which led him to pursue his study further. As the number of published texts on Tantric Buddhism is very scanty, the author had to collect his materials mainly from unpublished manuscripts. As there is no possibility of many of these texts being published in the near future, the author has deemed it proper to quote copiously from these manuscripts to illustrate his points and to substantiate his generalisations. This, the author hopes, will give the reader a better opportunity for making his own judgment and also for testing the validity of the statements made and conclusions arrived at. Whether Vedic or Non - Vedic in origin, Tantricism, both Brahmanical and Buddhistic, represents a special aspect of the religious and cultural life of India. A thorough study of Tantricism is, therefore, indispensable for a close acquaintance with the special quality of the Indian mind.

Introduction to Tantric Buddhism, Shashi Bhushan Dasgupta , Hardcover, 2015, 214 Pages, $25.00

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