Although I will show that her attempt to find dualism within a Buddhist tradition distorts her reading of Tantrism
, I also suggest that her reading of Tantrism
elucidates why she believes that sexuality and dualism are inextricably linked.
24) Although tantrism
has classically been used for theurgical goals, its major aims (control of emotions and associations) are just as applicable in today's society.
Not surprisingly, most modernists and avant-gardists have been more responsive to pharaonic Egypt than to its Islamic heritage--to animism, Buddhism, and Tantrism
than to the varieties of Muslim religious experience, though Sufism has made occasional inroads along with other mystical traditions.
In his dissertation on Whitman, Manohar Wankhade likens the poet's sexual celebration to Tantrism
, a tradition born out of Vedanta and Mahayana Buddhism.
The teaching of Tantrism
describes a state of illumination brought about only by the rigorous application of rules.
His erotic poems do nothing more than dish out a shallow tantrism
gone stale: "We prayed or sexed together .
They are Taoism, which is Chinese, and Tantrism
, which originated in India.
This image, while representing within the context of Tantrism
a sacred practice of consciousness-raising, represents, at the very least, Abhinavagupta's epistemological point that consciousness is not merely logocentric as Derrida would have it, but arises from and is dependent upon an interpenetrating network of somatic activity.
, no doubt originally appealing to related aspects of the indigenous Balinese world view, embodies the transgressive in Hinduism and is deeply rooted in folk-religion (Dumont 1980:278-284).
Also suggesting cross-fertilization are arguments that Hindu movements such as siddhi tantrism
, Kabir, and the general bhakti movement (proposed by Kent, Robinson, and Laing, respectively) paved the way for an appreciation and occasionally acceptance of Christianity.
Gerard Toffin has investigated possession and masked dance traditions, with a focus on the Theco Navadurga troupe, analysing the dances within a wider framework of Newar tantrism
, it is the link between earth and universe: Cosmic energy resides in the human body at the base of the spine, like a coiled and sleeping serpent, and unwinds toward the crown of the head on awakening (a result of meditation).
There are two passages where left-handed Tantrism
is cast in a bad light.
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged Europeans to treat Tantra with reverence as Tantrism
was a major channel in Indian religious traditions and besides Hinduism, it also exerted considerable influence on Buddhism and Jainism.
Bhairava is known as the supreme deity in Shaiva tantrism