Studies on Mantrasastra
Providing a systematic and complete overview of the highest scholarly quality on Tantric mantras in Hinduism, this book presents a summary on the nature of Tantric mantras, their phonetic aspect, structure and classifications. Additionally, it explains the metaphysical-theological nature of Tantric...
Published May 18th 2011 by Routledge
The Paramarthasara of Abhinavagupta with the Commentary of Yogaraja
The Parama¯rthasa¯ra, or ‘Essence of Ultimate Reality’, is a work of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth–eleventh centuries). It is a brief treatise in which the author outlines the doctrine of which he is a notable exponent, namely nondualistic S´aivism, which he designates in his works...
Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge
A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of an Early Text of Hathayoga
Describing one of the most important practices of hathayoga (khecarimudra), the Khecarividya of Adinatha is presented here to an English-speaking readership for the first time. The author, James Mallinson, draws on thirty Sanskrit works, as well as original fieldwork amongst yogins in India who use...
Published June 24th 2007 by Routledge
The Foundations of Authority in Gelukpa Monasticism
This is a major anthropological study of contemporary Tibetan Buddhist monasticism and tantric ritual in the Ladakh region of North-West India and of the role of tantric ritual in the formation and maintenance of traditional forms of state structure and political consciousness in Tibet. Containing...
Published November 6th 2002 by Routledge