Analogies to Kabbalah -Reply
TPINTCH at wpo.it.luc.edu
Wed Feb 14 10:55:13 EST 1996
Take a look at Barbara Holdrege's book, Veda and Torah (SUNY Press,
>>> On 2/13, Srinivasan Pichumani wrote:
>>For example, a god being the embodiment of the Veda;
>>the letters of scripture being related to living
>>creatures, deities, or the cosmos as to giving it >>life,
form, definition, body, etc. through their
>>organization or arrangement; the Vedas as a living
>>thing; the letters of the scriptures being the
>>mystical name of a god, etc.
As far as I understand, the various Tantric traditions, to name
one, abound with such concepts... the description of the Goddess as
ekAkSarI etc. or using bIjAkSara are examples of
>>If anyone can help with general or specific references, >>it will
be much appreciated.
A.Bharati's "The Tantric tradition", Douglas Brooks's books,
"Understanding Mantras" edited by Harvey Alper,
Andre Padoux's "Vac: the concept of the word in selected
Hindu Tantras", may be of help...
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