publication . Article . 2020

The mystical world of the body in the Bengali tantric work Nigūḍhārthaprakāśāvali

Robert Czyżykowski;
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  • Published: 16 Sep 2020
  • Country: Poland
Abstract
<jats:p>Amongst the wide collection of literature on the Bengali Tantric Vaiṣṇava Sahajiyās, the works of Mukundadāsa (or Mukundadeva) and his disciples are counted among the most influential. Those Middle Bengali texts that are usually recognized as a group of the four main texts of Mukunda and his circle or followers are commented in the work Nigūḍhārthaprakāśāvali (NPV, ‘The Array of lights on the hidden meanings’) by various disciples of this line. The main goal of this paper is to shed light on some aspects of the religious experience in the regional Tantric tradition. As we may suppose, the descriptions included in NPV refer to some previous experiences of...
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free text keywords: tantra, Bengal, Sahajiyā, body, mystical experience, Literature, business.industry, business, The Imaginary, Human body, Vernacular, History, Bengali, language.human_language, language, Mysticism, Religious experience, BENGAL, Tantra
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