Female Energy and Symbolism in the Buddhist Tantras

@article{Wayman1962FemaleEA,
  title={Female Energy and Symbolism in the Buddhist Tantras},
  author={Alex Wayman},
  journal={History of Religions},
  year={1962},
  volume={2},
  pages={73 - 111}
}
  • A. Wayman
  • Published 1 July 1962
  • History
  • History of Religions
The worship of divinity under sexual emblems is very ancient in India, presumably as old as the Mohenjo-daro civilization, which is usually held to be pre-Aryan. The Buddhist Tantras have numerous references to male and female deities; and the latest class of that literature, called the Anuttara-yoga-tantra is pervaded with sexual symbolism. This is true both of the traditional scripture (dgama) and the later commentaries. We should know that these works and the associated practices were… 
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