The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

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Oxford University Press, Aug 16, 2001 - Religion - 288 pages
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The Kalacakratantra, the latest and most comprehensive Buddhist Tantra available in its original Sanskrit, has never been the topic of a full scale scholarly study. This fascinating volume fills that gap, concentrating on the inner Kalackaratantra and discussing the nature of human beings.
 

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Contents

The Broader Theoretical Framework of the Kalacakratantra
6
A History of the sad angayoga of the Kalacakratantra and Its Relation to Other Religious Traditions of India
25
The Nature of Syncretism in the Kalacakratantra
31
The Concept of Science in the Kalacakra Tradition
43
The Cosmic Body
56
The Social Body
109
The Gnostic Body
143
The Transformative Body
182
Conclusion
215
Notes
217
Bibliography
245
Index
261
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