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Definition 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 - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for tantra in the sense of this definition

(tantra is a kind of ...) the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

Definition 2: any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind - [noun denoting communication]

(tantra is a kind of ...) Hindu literature written in Sanskrit

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