Tantra is one of the most important systems of Indian philosophy and spiritual practice. But you are correct: it has never been accorded its rightful place. Tantra has no single coherent doctrine; instead, it developed a variety of teachings in connection with the religions adopting the Tantric method. In the scriptures of Tantra it is given in the form of a discourse between Shiva and Shakti . Shiva meaning the Auspicious one, refers to the infinite supreme consciousness and considered the Supreme God within Shaivism. In Shaivism, Shakti embodies the active feminine energy of Shiva and is identified as Mahadevi or Parvati. When Shakti manifests as Shiva s counterpart in this divine cosmic play known as Lila, she asks Shiva how is one supposed to achieve peace in this dimension of time and space. This comprehensive book will be an useful guide for students of philosophy and all those interested in getting familiar with Indian Philosophy, especially Tantra.