University of Chicago Press; 1 edition October 1, Language: Censoring the book was even debated unsuccessfully in the Parliament of India. Dear Kripal, May the Master forgive you and shower you with his love and blessings Cultural and Social Anthropology Asian Studies: Several critics — including Tyagananda, Sil, Urban, and Radice — argue that Kripal misrepresents Tantra to support the thesis. My impression is that Kripal did not let his final draft be read outside of the context of his teachers at the University of ChicagoThe University of Chicago Press.
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Kali's Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna
Yet he remains an enigma to followers unable to reconcile his saintly status with his eroticized language and actions. If he is really a great person then no amount of scrutiny is going to hurt him. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. See all 41 reviews. Dear Kripal, May the Master forgive you and shower you with his love and blessings Author Jeffery Kripal has done a great job analyzing Ramkrishna's life and motivations.