Definition of Tantrism

1. Noun. Movement within Buddhism combining elements of Hinduism and paganism.

Generic synonyms: Buddhism
Member holonyms: Tantrist
Derivative terms: Tantric, Tantrist



2. Noun. Doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one's self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet.
Exact synonyms: Tantra
Generic synonyms: Buddhism
Derivative terms: Tantric, Tantrist

Definition of Tantrism

1. n. The system of doctrines and rites taught in the tantras.

Definition of Tantrism

1. a school of Buddhism incorporating Hindu and pagan elements [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tantrism

Tania
Tanimbars
Tannenberg
Tanner
Tannese
Tanoan
Tanoan language
Tans
Tantalus
Tantilla
Tantra
Tantric
Tantrik
Tantrism (current term)
Tantrist
Tanya
Tanzania
Tanzanian
Tanzanian Sign Language
Tanzanian monetary unit
Tanzanian shilling
Tanzanians
Tanzim
Tanzimul Fuqra
Tao
Taoiseach
Taoism
Taoisms

Literary usage of Tantrism

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1. How to Become a Hindu: A Guide for Seekers and Born Hindus = Hindu Kanthaṃ by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Subramuniya (2000)
"See: tantra. tantrism: The enlightenment path outlined in the Tantra scriptures, i) Tantrism is sometimes considered a parallel stream of history and ..."

2. Loving Ganesa: Hinduism's Endearing Elephant-Faced God by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Subramuniya (2000)
"See: tantra, tantrism. tantrism: The enlightenment path outlined in the Tantra scriptures. ... 2) Tantrism refers to traditions, mainly within Saivism and ..."

3. An Outline of the Religious Literature of India by John Nicol Farquhar (1920)
"... who introduced Tantrism into China, seem to have given the chief Tantras of ... clear evidence of the character of seventh-century Tantrism in India. ..."

4. The East and the West (1904)
"Tantrism, like most of the remnants of primaeval savagery, ... But Tantrism, at least in its worst phases, is not known to be widely practised ; it is for ..."

5. The Buddhism of Tibet: Or Lamaism, with Its Mystic Cults, Symbolism and by Laurence Austine Waddell (1895)
"And this Yoga parasite, containing within itself the germs of Tantrism, seized strong hold of its ... About the end of the sixth century AD, Tantrism or ..."

6. The Buddhism of Tibet: Or Lamaism, with Its Mystic Cults, Symbolism and by Laurence Austine Waddell (1895)
"They are repulsive monsters of the type of the Hindu devil Siva.1 These morbid creations of the later Tantrism may be considered a ..."

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