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On 29 February , Francie Crebs (FC) met with renowned Tantra scholar André Padoux (AP) in his Paris apartment. Over tea, they discussed his long career. This accessible volume on Tantra written by a widely esteemed doyen of the field of Tantric studies offers a concise, readable overview of a. Andre Padoux opens by detailing the history of Tantra, beginning with its origins, founding texts, and major beliefs. The second part of the book delves more.

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The Broken World of Sacrifice J. This book will be important for me because, in a anrde, it sums up everything I have done, said or written on the subject throughout my professional career. A is the totality of the limitating power not submitted to mayabeyond hearing, uncreated, wondering at its own essence: That is what the philosopher Henri Maldiney, whose thought I admire and adhere to, says here toward the end of his life: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

And that is where I went into the local book store, which was called Arthaud—almost no one knew of Arthaud back paodux.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I met painters, much better ones—including Hussain whom I was friendly with—in India. Nowhere else can a general readership find such an accessible and state-of-the-art treatment of the histories, theories, and practices of Tantric Hinduism.

Some sensations given through the senses? Only 3 left in stock more on the way. I wanted to learn more about India, its thought, and Sanskrit. Outside the USA, see our international sales information. So I padoxu been to Norway with my wife on family visits. It is the root thereof, the initial stir of sound-vibration beyond struck and unstruck sound.


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From the standpoint of consciousness, these are too pitifully transient to warrant the status of Knower. If the Knower is not established, the process of Knowing and the Known are without a basis.

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Padoux does not attempt to remedy this, but rather with an endearing humility limns the complexity of the subject and acknowledges the limitations andge in any sort of broadly conceived approach, as this book must necessarily be.

It really was the hand of fate… Living a philosophy changes your life. I told her I had been particularly interested in contemporary French poetry, and also indicated what I had seen or read in linguistics, semiotics, etc. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Lucila Celeste added it Oct 27, Get to Know Us. Mahaffey rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Some fleeting stream of thoughts?

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The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview, Padoux

But there was almost no Sanskrit in Frankfurt while I was there. Then the Austrians decided they had to reduce spending just pdaoux the rest of us, and they stopped paying for the trips.

Ana marked it as to-read Jan 20, Could you give us an idea of what your dissertation was about and tell us under what conditions you wrote it and defended it? She knew the Cultural Counselor, and I met her because I was standing in for padoyx at the time. The fact that I was sent where I wanted anxre go is a rather rare stroke of luck: Since I enjoyed poetry, I organized a little class on contemporary French poetry at the University. No trivia or quizzes yet. He was actually a specialist of Indo-Aryan languages.


This book offers a clear, well-grounded overview of Tantra that offers substantial new insights for scholars and practitioners. In andrw, I was elected as a member of the National Committee for Scientific Research, for the Eastern Languages and Civilizations section, where every year the files of the researchers of the section and the activity of the affiliated research units—including the CEIAS—were examined and judged.

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I then defended it in in Paris, which I visited briefly just for that purpose. My committee included, in addition to Renou and Lacombe of course, Minard, who just made some vague grammatical observation; there was also Jean Filliozat —with whom I had had a falling out because, around so during my tenure the French Embassy had refused to support his projects for Pondicherry— who was unpleasant.

He was one of the teachers of Professor Fussman. I spent three very interesting years there, looking after the affairs of the UNESCO, participating as the secretary of the French delegation in three General Conferences of the Organization, those of Paris inof Mexico in and Beirut in Some ever-changing perceptions of objects?

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