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Tantrism: Its Secret Principles and Practices Paperback – January 1, 1982


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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Aquarian Press (1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0850302730
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850302738
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,839,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By josey on September 25, 2011
Format: Paperback
I was in a Tibetan Buddhist religion for a while; I quit when I learned what my teacher was teaching from the Kalachakra Tantra, and his lying about it caused me to search for the facts.

The first book I bought was the "Commentary of the Kalacakra Tantra" by Geshe Lharampa Ngawang Dhargyey, a forbidden book that somehow made it onto Amazon, and it goes into detail of the sexual tantric practice.

This book, "Tantrism, Its Secret Principles and Practices" by Benajmin Walker goes much deeper into the tantra teachings. It is a small book but every page is filled with shocking information, more so than the Kalacakra book. I also learned that the two other Hindu yogi groups that I had been in years ago, taught Tantrism but in secret. Wish I had this book years ago as it would have saved me a lot of heartache.

The Kalacakra as presented by the Dalai Lama is that it teaches peace, but if you actually read it you will find that it is a prophecy of a battle that will take place one day when Buddhists will kill non Buddhists and only they will survive. The Kalachraka Tantra is not just translated as "time" but can also mean, "black", "death", or "fate." Even the Bhagavad Gita has a battle, but in the book "Buddhist Warfare" the author said that Gandhi actually believed that Hinduism was a peaceful religion, so he decided to reinterpret the Gita, as not as a real battle, but as a battle within each of us over good and evil.

Tibetan Buddhists will claim that you can't understand these tantra practices because they are written in the Twilight Language, but the "Commentary" book I mentioned, it translates the Twilight language. And as Walker said; "The writings are often so explicit that it would be stretching one's imagination too far to read them in any other way.
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