About the Book
The present edition deals with a tantric image in the historical development of Buddhist theo-philosophy and its impact on Buddhist communities in India and other Buddhist countries. In this edition, I intend to recover the missing links in the history of tantric thoughts through an investigation of the theoretical and practical situations of two important texts which fall between the Tattvasamgraha-tantra and the Hevajra-tantra, that is, the Guhyasamaja-tantra and the Sarvabuddha-samayogadakini-maya samvara-tantra. My investigation is centred upon the practice of svadhidaivatayoga (union with a specific deity of a mandala), which is assumed to be prevalent in the whole course of Tantric Buddhism.
About the Author
Dr. N.K. Singh, Ph.D. from Patna University, is specialized himself in oriental studies and wrote a number of books on religion and philosophy. His works especially on oriental studies initiated considerable interest on Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam, carrying high appreciation from scholars of Buddhist and Islamic countries. Presently, he is working as the Director of International Centre for Religious Studies, Delhi and Chief Editor of Global Religious Vision—a quarterly Research Journal.