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All posts by Sthaneshwar Timalsina

The Divine Play of Emotions

Just as reading Tantric images through the lens of rasa unravels deeper aspects of visualization, engaging Tantric philosophy in the discourse on emotion allows us to explore the relation of the self and emotions and to address negative emotions in a proper light.

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Tantra and Aesthetics: Where the Twain Meet

Are deities connected to emotions ? Is the body and mind separate in Tantra? Read this fascinating excerpt from Sthaneshwar Timalsina's book to learn about how Tantra transcends various dualities.

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The Framework of Rasa

What is the meaning of experiencing rasa? Can rasa experience be classified only as a mental or aesthetic experience? Read this excerpt from Sthaneshwar Timalsina's book to find out.

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Adi Shankara’s critique of Buddhism

While maintaining the existence of only Brahman in the absolute sense, Sankara posits that the experience of the world is not invalid at the time of that experience.

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