Frits Staal on meaning of ritual
thompson at JLC.NET
Thu Nov 12 02:26:43 UTC 1998
A little footnote to my earlier references:
I have always admired the concluding article in the collection of essays:
*Mantra* edited by H. Alper [SUNY Press 1989].
Andre' Padoux: "Mantras -- What Are They?" This article, which surveys the
results of the entire volume, gives an interesting response to Staal's
contribution, which I think was the central article of the whole thing.
And Padoux's response was the most thoughtful.
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