Metaphysics of Yoga Tantra : Theory & Praxis in the Hevajra Tantra
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Tomy Augustine







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.

Salesian College, Sonada was accredited by NAAC on 16 September 2004 and was given the Grade C++ (Institutional Score between 65-70%). On 26 February 2010 Salesian College has been conferred the status of a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) by UGC, New Delhi, and into its 2nd Cycle from 1st April 2014. In March 2012, the College was re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA of 3.16 out of 4) to be the first College to receive such grade under the University of North Bengal.
The College retained its A Grade under the New stringent Format of Accreditation in May 2019 and it is valid till 2024.
Salesian Publications, Salesian Research Institute, and Salesian Translation Centre offer opportunities for capacity building for aspiring teaching and research personnel of the region. Salesian College Extension Activities Centre has trained and placed over 600 youth of the region in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development and Don Bosco Tech, New Delhi. Salesian College invites young people and their parents to partner in nurturing an ideal society.