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Philosophies of India

Zimmer, Heinrich

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ISBN 10: 0691017581 / ISBN 13: 9780691017587
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1969. Paperback. Examines the diverse cultural influences which have shaped the basic philosophical traditions of India. Editor(s): Campbell, Joseph. Series: Works by Heinrich Zimmer. Num Pages: 720 pages, Ill. BIC Classification: HPDF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 140 x 216 x 42. Weight in Grams: 838. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780691017587

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Title: Philosophies of India

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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The volume is divided into four sections: The introduction places the position of the Buddhist Tantras within Mahayana Buddhism and recalls their early literary history, especially the Guhyasamahatantra; the section also covers Buddhist Genesis and the Tantric tradition. The foundations of the Buddhist Tantras are discussed and the Tantric presentation of divinity; the preparation of disciples and the meaning of initiation; symbolism of the mandala-palace Tantric ritual and the twilight language. This section explores the Tantric teachings of the inner Zodiac and the fivefold ritual symbolism of passion. The bibliographical research contains an analysis of the Tantric section of the Kanjur exegesis and a selected Western Bibliography of the Buddhist Tantras with comments.

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"Indian philosophy was at the heart of Zimmer's interest in oriental studies, and this volume therefore represents his major contribution to our understanding of Asia. It is both the most complete and most intelligent account of this extraordinarily rich and complex philosophical tradition yet written."--The New York Times Book Review

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