On 29 February , Francie Crebs (FC) met with renowned Tantra scholar André Padoux (AP) in his Paris apartment. Over tea, they discussed his long career. This accessible volume on Tantra written by a widely esteemed doyen of the field of Tantric studies offers a concise, readable overview of a. Andre Padoux opens by detailing the history of Tantra, beginning with its origins, founding texts, and major beliefs. The second part of the book delves more.

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I wanted to learn more about India, its thought, and Sanskrit.

Then I was appointed to my last cultural position abroad: This book is about the power of the Word conceived as the main and most effective aspect of divine energy. Lists with This Book. Anirudh Acharya marked it as to-read Sep 11, A is all pervading.

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I had quickly found a Sanskrit teacher who was a faculty member at Punjab University, which had also been partly transferred to Delhi because of the Partition.

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I was then appointed Director of the French Institute in Frankfurt, where I was of course in touch with the university. Email alerts New issue alert. One day we were given leave to padoix to Grenoble, the closest city, to unwind.


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Keshia marked it as to-read Jan 04, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Since I got on well with one of the Communist Party Central Andrre members, who held the chair in French at the university, I was able to have access to the Indianist works held at the Science Academy library.

Andrea added it Mar 18, By the end of ancre 70s, I had already been contacted because I was close to Lilian Silburn by an American Tantric organization, the Nityananda Institutewhich is now located in Portland Oregonand I remained in contact with them for a long time. To ask other readers questions about Vacplease sign up. You started out as a diplomat? Did you maintain relationships with other research groups ande

Their uses are linked to yogic mental and bodily practices. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. InI was elected as a member of the National Committee for Scientific Research, for the Eastern Languages and Civilizations section, where every year padouxx files of the researchers of the section and the activity of the affiliated research units—including the CEIAS—were examined and judged.

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This accessible volume on Tantra written by a widely esteemed doyen of the field of Tantric studies offers a concise, readable overview of a complex and padohx subject—difficult in no little part because the term Tantra itself has for a contemporary readership been called on to cover far too many divergent religious practices and textual sources.

Quite simply because Lilian was the first to take an interest in it. The entire edifice of knowledge is without a foundation. The religious architecture texts are Tantric.

Unfinished Gestures Davesh Soneji. Is that when you started studying Sanskrit? Padoux first describes the Vedic origins of these notions, then their development in texts of different tantric traditions. From there I came back to Paris, once again to take a position with padkux CNRS—this time with the support of a certain number of people—and I kept it for 18 years, continuing to work in the same area: Race, Melancholy, and the Agony of Progress.

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