Tantra questions: bija mantras and Woodroffe's reputation today
jhakgirish at YAHOO.COM
Tue Dec 16 12:52:05 UTC 2008
Dear Mr Anderson,
I would like to suggest you to consult Varnabijaprakasa an authoritative book on Bijamantras written by Pt Sarayu P. Dvivedi,edited by Dr Paramahansa Misra,published by
Chowkhamba Surabharati Prakashan,Varanasi,INDIA.This book can help you in interpreting Bijamantras authentically.
As regards Mr John Woodroffe's repute books edited by him are really considered authoritative,but both Intellectual exercise and Tantric Sadhana are different things.
I understand this might be helping you.
GIRISH K. JHA,
DEPT OF SANSKRIT,
--- On Sun, 12/14/08, Dean Michael Anderson <eastwestcultural at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
From: Dean Michael Anderson <eastwestcultural at YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Tantra questions: bija mantras and Woodroffe's reputation today
To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
Date: Sunday, December 14, 2008, 9:29 PM
I have a couple of Tantra questions.
Can anyone recommend good books on bIja mantras?
Second, what is the modern opinion about the early writings on Tantra by John
Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon)?
East West Cultural Institute
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