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- 1. tantra, Sanskrit literature
- usage: any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind
- 2. Tantra, Tantrism, Buddhism
- usage: 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
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See also: tantra (Dictionary)