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Noun: tantra  tan-tru
  1. Any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind
Noun: Tantra  tan-tru
  1. 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
    - Tantrism

Derived forms: tantras, Tantras

Type of: Buddhism, Sanskrit literature

Encyclopedia: Tantra