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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 tantrism in the sense of this definition

(tantrism 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: movement within Buddhism combining elements of Hinduism and paganism - [noun denoting group]

(tantrism is a kind of ...) a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha

(tantrism is a member of ...) an adherent of Tantrism

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