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The other group comprised mainly of village folk who lent a superstitious angle and simplified it greatly. Tantra conjures with the electricity of being: the shimmering voltage that crackles ecstatically between emptiness and form. If you look up “spiritual” in a dictionary, you will find that it is your nature, it is the person you are. Henceforth known as Lord Buddha or the " the enlightened one," began to preach the "Four Noble Truths" to all who would listen. Despite this, Tantra was accepted by some high-caste Hindus, most notably the Rajput princes.

Pages: 216

Publisher: Shambhala (November 13, 2001)

ISBN: 1570628947


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