Tantrism



noun
1.
(italics) Hinduism. any of several books of esoteric doctrine regarding rituals, disciplines, meditation, etc., composed in the form of dialogues between Shiva and his Shakti; Agama.
2.
Also called Tantrism
[tuhn-triz-uh m, tan-] /ˈtʌn trɪz əm, ˈtæn-/ (Show IPA). the philosophy or doctrine of these books, regarding the changing, visible world as the creative dance or play of the Divine Mother and regarding enlightenment as the realization of the essential oneness of one’s self and of the visible world with Shiva-Shakti, the Godhead: influential in some schools of Mahayana Buddhism, especially in Tibet.
noun
1.
a movement within Hinduism combining magical and mystical elements and with sacred writings of its own
2.
a similar movement within Buddhism
noun
1.
(Hinduism, Buddhism) the sacred books of Tantrism, written between the 7th and 17th centuries ad, mainly in the form of a dialogue between Siva and his wife

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