El Tantra: La Tradicion Hindu

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Kairós, Editorial S.A., 2013 - Philosophy - 302 pages
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In Tantra, Andr Padoux, an expert on India and Hinduism, dispels the common myths and stereotypes of tantrism—including its reputation for indulging extravagance, excess, and hedonism—and reveals instead the richness of Tantra’s rituals, symbols, and philosophies. The author discusses Tantra’s importance to some of the most fundamental aspects of Hinduism, including goddess worship, the science of mantras, ritual sexuality, mandalas, and more, but also illuminates Tantra’s relevance in Western culture. This is an essential guide to the myriad aspects of the practice of Hindu tantrism.


En El tantra, Andr Padoux, un experto en la India y el hinduismo, desvanece los mitos y estereotipos comunes del tantrismo—incluyendo su reputaci n de permitir extravagancias, excesos y hedonismo—y revela m s bien la riqueza de los rituales, los s mbolos y las filosof as del tantra. El autor discute la importancia del tantra a algunos de los aspectos m s fundamentales del hinduismo, incluyendo el culto de la diosa, la ciencia de los mantras, la sexualidad ritualizada, mandalas y m s, pero ilumina tambi n la relevancia del tantra en la cultura occidental. sta es una gu a esencial a los aspectos variados de la pr ctica del tantrismo hind .

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About the author (2013)

Andr Padoux is an honorary director of research on Hinduism at the French National Center for Scientific Research and the author of Vac: The Concept of the Word in Selected Hindu Tantras. Raffaele Torella is an author and editor.

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