Tantra questions: bija mantras and Woodroffe's reputation today

mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU
Mon Dec 15 16:44:00 UTC 2008

I would suggest the writings of André Padoux, esp. 
Vac: The Concept of the Word, though his short,
elegant summary in French, L'energie de la parole,
is in many respects more accessible.
A good place to begin might also be 
the late Harvey Alper's anthology, Understanding Mantra.

Matthew T. Kapstein
Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies
The University of Chicago Divinity School

Directeur d'études
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

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