Yoga Tantra Theory and Praxis in the Light of the Hevajra Tantra, a Metaphysical Perspective makes a unique statement about the development of Tantric Buddhism in Indian culture and philosophy. The author’s precise and meticulous analysis of the Text of the Hevajra Tantra applying the Madhyamika and Yogacara metaphysics and the simultaneous attempt to highlight therein the synthesis of Tantric bipolarities delves into rediscovering the vibrant emergence of the Vajrayana Buddhism. The claim that “Vajrayana has contributed to the advancement of human thought in regard to the development of a new vision of God, world and (wo)man in general and to Buddhist thought and praxis in particular” is fully substantiated in this work. This book will attract scholars in the fields of religion, psychology and culture besides proving valuable to students of philosophy and those who see the increasing interface between philosophy and social science.
About the Author
Dr. Tomy Augustine is a lecturer of Philosophy and English Literature at Salesian College, Sonada, Darjeeling. He holds his M.A. Both in philosophy and English, and Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religion from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He has presented papers and published articles on various aspects of Buddhism and is interested in Philosophy, Religion, and Literature.