Tantra in Practice

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David Gordon White
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 2000 - Tantric Buddhism - 640 pages
Tantra in Practice is the eight volume of Princeton Readings in Religions and the first substantial anthology of Tantric works ever to appear in English. The thirty-nine contributors, drawn from around the world, are leading scholars of Tantra. Each contributor has provided a translation of a key work, in most cases translated here for the first time. Each chapter in the volume begins with an introduction in which the translator discusses the history and influence of the work, identifying points of particular difficulty or interest. David White has provided a general introduction to the volume that serves as an ideal guide to the riches contained between the covers of this book. He has organized the volume thematically, providing fascinating juxtapositions of works from different regions, periods, and traditions. Two additional tables of contents are provided, organizing the works by tradition and by country of origin.

The range of works represented here is remarkable, spanning the continent of Asia and the traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam over more than a millennium. With the publication this volume, the long disparaged and neglected Tantric traditions of Asia receive the attention they so rightly deserve. This is a groundbreaking work.
 

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Contents

I
3
II
39
III
41
IV
52
V
72
VI
81
VII
97
VIII
117
XXVII
308
XXVIII
326
XXIX
347
XXX
361
XXXI
381
XXXII
383
XXXIII
396
XXXIV
417

IX
119
X
131
XI
146
XII
165
XIII
167
XIV
184
XV
195
XVI
206
XVII
229
XVIII
231
XIX
239
XX
266
XXI
285
XXIV
297
XXV
299
XXXV
434
XXXVI
447
XXXVII
463
XXXVIII
489
XXXIX
509
XL
521
XLI
523
XLII
543
XLIII
557
XLIV
573
XLV
587
XLVI
595
XLVII
605
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