Jnana Sankalini Tantra

Jnana Sankalini Tantra

The Triple Qualities of Nature Spiritual life is an evolutionary process from animality to rationality and ultimately to the state of divinity . Each individual is potentially divine , but our divine qualities often remain unmanifested ...

Author: Paramhamsa Prajnanananda


ISBN: 8120831454

Category: Tantras

Page: 246

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India is a civilisation of many images a culture of many visual feasts a tradition where th visible and the palpable are as important as the oral and the occurrent, where our highest truths are embodied in our kathas and gathas our songs and stories, where our temples are not only places of worship but equally a gallery of beautiful forms and figures where myth is as important as doctrine, where ancient memories are full of cherished narratives where mythic beings are real in many different ways and we enrich our lives by festivals which celebrate events from the lives of our mythic gods and goddesses and where knowledge is gained as much from itinerant performers as it is from learned discourses and where when the wind blows thorugh the Pipal tree is as if we hear the hymns of the Vedas.
Categories: Tantras

The Triple Tantra

The Triple Tantra

For sincere students with a firm faith in Vajrayana teachings and practises who have received the full Lamdre teaching, this is an indispensable book.

Author: Ngawang Choedak (Panchen.)

Publisher: Sakya Losal Choe Dzong

ISBN: 0958708517

Category: Buddhism

Page: 460

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Lama Choedak has combined his long awaited translation of the Sacred Triple Tantra by Panchen Ngawang Choedak. with three fascinating chapters adapted from his early sub-thesis on the topic, which explore the hitherto unknown origin of the Lamdre (lam 'bras) tradition in India. The Triple Tantra contains the more esoteric oral teachings of Mahasiddha Virupa according to the Hevajra Tantra. For sincere students with a firm faith in Vajrayana teachings and practises who have received the full Lamdre teaching, this is an indispensable book. As one of the first translations to become available from the Sakyapa tradition, it will be greatly appreciated by the ever expanding Tibetan Buddhist world.
Categories: Buddhism

The Cakrasamvara Tantra The Discourse of Sri Heruka

The Cakrasamvara Tantra  The Discourse of Sri Heruka

The term Cakrasamvara literally means the “Binding of the Wheels,” and it is usually taken as referring to the Tantra's maṇḍala, which is called the “triple wheel” (tricakra), due to the maṇḍala's three wheels which are believed to ...

Author: David B. Gray

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781949163032

Category: Religion

Page: 472

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This is the first complete, critical English translation of the Cakrasamvara Tantra, also known as the Sriherukabhidhana and Laghusamvara. This is the first complete, critical English translation of the Cakrasamvara Tantra. Composed in India during the eighth century, it is a foundational scripture of one of the most important Indian Buddhist tantric traditions. The translator’s introductory essay provides an analysis of the historical and intellectual contexts in which the Cakrasamvara Tantra was composed. The heavily annotated translation was made on the basis of the surviving Sanskrit manuscripts of the tantra and its commentaries, parallel passages in related explanatory tantras (vyakhyatantra), two different Tibetan translations of the root text, and several Tibetan commentaries. Includes a trilingual glossary and index. The author has also translated the commentary on this tantra by the great Tibetan scholar Tsong Khapa (1357–1419), Illumination of the Hidden Meaning, now published in two companion volumes. Taken together, these three volumes provide the reader with the first full study in English of this pivotal tantra. Composed in India during the late eighth or early ninth century, the Cakrasamvara Tantra is a foundational scripture of one of the most important Indian Buddhist tantric traditions, as evidenced by the vast number of commentaries and ritual literature associated with it. Along with the Hevajra Tantra, it is one of the earliest and most influential of the yogini tantras, a genre of tantric Buddhist scripture that emphasizes female deities, particularly the often fiercely depicted yoginis and ?akinis.
Categories: Religion

The Yogini s Eye

The Yogini   s Eye

the Path: Core Teachings of the Sakya Lamdre Tradition, translated by Cyrus Stearns, Wisdom Publications, 2006, pages 559-566, and The Triple Tantra by Panchen Ngawang Choedak, translated by Lama Choedak Yuthok, Gorum Publications, ...

Author: Wayne Verrill

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477150463

Category: Religion

Page: 590

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The Yogini’s Eye: Comprehensive Introduction to Buddhist Tantra, Volume I: Systemization and Interpretation introduces a new translation series, Classics of the Early Sakya, which will focus on the extensive literature of the Sakya Lamdre lineage of the Hevajra Tantra cycle of revelation. This first volume of introduction is the earliest book of its type and comprehensive treatment of the subject matter to have been written, and initiated the scholarly study of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra. Subsequent studies in all lineages were built on the foundation established by this book. The Yogini’s Eye has served as the introductory textbook for the study of Sakya Tantra continuously for over 800 years. Over the centuries, the textbook has been supplemented by a total of fifteen commentaries and study guides written by the most learned scholars of the Sakya tradition, including Lama Dampa Sonam Gyaltsen (1312–1375), Yeshe Gyaltsen (1300’s–1406), Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (1382–1450), Lowo Khenchen Sonam Lhundrup (1456–1532), Ngorchen Konchok Lhundrup (1497–1547), Amezhap Ngawang Kunga Sonam (1597–1659), and Dezhung Chopel Jamyang Kunga Namgyal (1880’s– mid-1950’s). This first English edition contains the translation of thirteen of these study guides, excluding all repetitive sections, inserted into the original book in the appropriate context.
Categories: Religion

Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine

Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine

Together these three pithas represent the triple nature of creation as will or desire ( iccha ) , knowledge ( jñāna ) , and action ( kriyā ) , which is a common schema in Tantrism . A fourth pair , forming a fourth pīțha , is to be ...

Author: David R. Kinsley

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 812081522X

Category: Hindu goddesses

Page: 318

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What is one to make of a group of goddesses that includes a goddess who cuts her own head off, a goddess who sits on a corpse while pulling the tongue of a demon, or a goddess who prefers sex with corpses? Tantra visions of the Divine Faminine deals with
Categories: Hindu goddesses

A Method of Tantric Bliss

A Method of Tantric Bliss

and 3 ) perform an initiation . 1 ) Deities . Tantric practice traditionally included devotion to a personal deity . The worshipper would strive to embody the deity ' s qualities , even to become the deity .

Author: Bodhi Avinasha

Publisher: New Age Books

ISBN: 9788178221892

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 316

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A Method for Tantric Bliss presents a practical approach to spiritual awakening leading to a joyful experience of who you really are and your oneness with all things, your bliss. Created on a solid foundation of ancient principles and practices with deep psychological insights, The Ipsalu formula works for everyone who practices it.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Vajra Rosary Tantra

The Vajra Rosary Tantra

An Explanatory Tantra of the Glorious King of Tantras, The Esoteric Community Tantra, Shri Guhyasamaja Tantraraja ... right and left channels as well as the triple circle of the east [front] and the desirous one of the south [right].


Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781949163155

Category: Religion

Page: 680

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The first English translation of the Vajra Rosary Tantra, with extensive annotations from Alamkakalasha's Commentary, with a detailed introduction by the author. The Vajra Rosary is perhaps the most significant and detailed teaching attributed to Buddha instructing a practitioner how to overcome the 108 energies and their related conceptions that circulate in the subtle body and mind, leading most of us to continued rebirth in cyclic existence. The Vajra Rosary tells us how to overcome these energies and achieve the freedom of enlightenment. It is one of the “explanatory tantras” of the Buddhist Esoteric Community (Guhyasamaja) unexcelled yoga tantric system, the most complete of the four systems of tantra described in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist literature. The book’s analysis of the Vajra Rosary Tantra illuminates for readers perhaps the most compelling reason of all to choose Rosary—the path to enlightenment is built on overcoming the 108 energy-winds and conceptualities, the number of beads on the ancient Indo-Tibetan Buddhist rosary. Readers will learn what practices to engage in to accomplish the goal of becoming a fully enlightened buddha through this comprehensive text.
Categories: Religion



The letter u denotes Vishnu, the triple Self, the teacher himself. Here sin stands for the karmic tendency to perpetuate egoic existence, as opposed to being present as the Self. The guru is the agent who dispels spiritual blindness and ...

Author: Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825451

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Tantra—often associated with Kundalini Yoga—is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition. The Tantric teachings are geared toward the attainment of enlightenment as well as spiritual power and are present not only in Hinduism but also Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. In this book, Georg Feuerstein offers readers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.
Categories: Religion

Jackson tantric Treasures P

Jackson tantric Treasures P

ka ̄matattha khaa ja ̄i pucchaha kulahı ̄nfiao vamha vitfihtfihu teloa saala jagu nfiilı ̄nfiao Desire indeed is destroyed— ask the low-born about it: Brahma ̄, Visfinfiu, the triple cosmos— the whole world disappears.

Author: Roger R. Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195166415

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 168

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This book provides accurate, accessible translations of three classics of medieval Indian Buddhist mysticism. Since their composition around 1000 CE, these poems have exerted a powerful influence on spiritual life.
Categories: Literary Collections

Tantric Treasures

Tantric Treasures

ka ̄matattha khaa ja ̄i pucchaha kulahı ̄nfiao vamha vitfihtfihu teloa saala jagu nfiilı ̄nfiao Desire indeed is destroyed— ask the low-born about it: Brahma ̄, Visfinfiu, the triple cosmos— the whole world disappears.


Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198037228

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Roger Jackson provides accurate, accessible translations of three classics of medieval Indian Buddhist mysticism: the "couplet-treasuries" of the great tantric masters Saraha, Kanha, and Tilopa. Since their composition around 1000 CE, these poems have exerted a powerful influence on spiritual life, as well as poetry and song, in India, Nepal, and Tibet. Jackson's fresh translations allow the poetry to shine through, capturing the sense and spirit of the poems in the original. Jackson offers a thorough introduction that deftly summarizes the latest scholarship, situating the poems in their historical context and making them accessible not only to scholars but also to students and practitioners.
Categories: Religion

Roots of Tantra The

Roots of Tantra  The

The Dev ̄ı-M ̄ah ̄atmya, the most outstanding ́S ̄akta Tantric text, also refers to K ̄al ̄ı as C ̄amu ̧n ̧d ̄a (7.18) ... The text mentions the triple forms of Supreme Power that symbolically are based on three elements; they are tama ...

Author: Katherine Anne Harper

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791488904

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, Tantra has been the most difficult to define. Almost everything about it its major characteristics, its sources, its relationships to other religions, even its practices are debated among sc
Categories: Religion

Historia Religionum Volume 2 Religions of the Present

Historia Religionum  Volume 2 Religions of the Present

It is strange that scholars did not consult the various commentaries on the Gubyasamāja - tantra that are extant in Tibetan translation in ... Tantra : “ He should contemplate the stealing of all materials with the triple thunderbolt .

Author: G. Widengren

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004025987

Category: Religion

Page: 715

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Categories: Religion

Six World Faiths

Six World Faiths

Mahayana and Tantric Texts With the growth of the Mahayana, new Sutras were written. The teaching in the Sanskrit Canon was incorporated into ... 3. Vimalakirtinirdesa Sutra, which explains that a lay person can become a Bodhisattva. 4.

Author: W. Owen Cole

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441159281

Category: Religion

Page: 348

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Examines six major world religions - Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism. Each chapter is written by a member of the faith concerned and the book offers an introduction for all those seeking an understanding of a multi-faith society.
Categories: Religion

Tantra in Practice

Tantra in Practice

O renouncer, he is the true jogi 3. O renouncer, stop both the moon and the sun [the left and right channels], choosing concentration as your staff. Then the Susumnā [the central channel] will begin to reverberate; few indeed are those ...

Author: David Gordon White

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691190457

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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As David White explains in the Introduction to Tantra in Practice, Tantra is an Asian body of beliefs and practices that seeks to channel the divine energy that grounds the universe, in creative and liberating ways. The subsequent chapters reflect the wide geographical and temporal scope of Tantra by examining thirty-six texts from China, India, Japan, Nepal, and Tibet, ranging from the seventh century to the present day, and representing the full range of Tantric experience--Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, and even Islamic. Each text has been chosen and translated, often for the first time, by an international expert in the field who also provides detailed background material. Students of Asian religions and general readers alike will find the book rich and informative. The book includes plays, transcribed interviews, poetry, parodies, inscriptions, instructional texts, scriptures, philosophical conjectures, dreams, and astronomical speculations, each text illustrating one of the diverse traditions and practices of Tantra. Thus, the nineteenth-century Indian Buddhist Garland of Gems, a series of songs, warns against the illusion of appearance by referring to bees, yogurt, and the fire of Malaya Mountain; while fourteenth-century Chinese Buddhist manuscripts detail how to prosper through the Seven Stars of the Northern Dipper by burning incense, making offerings to scriptures, and chanting incantations. In a transcribed conversation, a modern Hindu priest in Bengal candidly explains how he serves the black Goddess Kali and feeds temple skulls lentils, wine, or rice; a seventeenth-century Nepalese Hindu praise-poem hammered into the golden doors to the temple of the Goddess Taleju lists a king's faults and begs her forgiveness and grace. An introduction accompanies each text, identifying its period and genre, discussing the history and influence of the work, and identifying points of particular interest or difficulty. The first book to bring together texts from the entire range of Tantric phenomena, Tantra in Practice continues the Princeton Readings in Religions series. The breadth of work included, geographic areas spanned, and expert scholarship highlighting each piece serve to expand our understanding of what it means to practice Tantra.
Categories: Religion

Tantra Unveiled

Tantra Unveiled

TRIPURA SUNDARI • “ The most beautiful goddess in the triple world . ” Another name for Sri Vidya . . UCCHATANA • Disrupting the flow of concentration and engendering uninterest , frustration , and apathy ; a set of tantric practices to ...

Author: Rajmani Tigunait

Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press

ISBN: 0893891584

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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Describes authentic tantra, the different spiritual paths and how tantra combines yoga, meditation, ayurveda and other disciplines.
Categories: Philosophy

Tantric Art and Meditation

Tantric Art and Meditation

Recite the following : With upright hearts we make our vows : We only beg Vairocana , Acala , and all their entourage -- the bright Acala with eight youths , the twelve great heavens , the triple and five - tiered worlds , all the ...

Author: Michael R. Saso

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824813634

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

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Tantric Art and Meditation: The Tendai Tradition describes the four basic meditations of Tantric Buddhism: the Eighteen-path Mandala, the Lotus-womb Mandala, the Vajra-thunder Mandala, and the Goma Rite of Fire. The book summarizes the teachings of Tendai Tantric Buddhism, as practiced on Mt. Hiei, Kyoto, by a Master of the Homan devotional (Bakhti) school, one of the major kinds of Tantric Meditation practiced in Japan. Profuse woodblock and line art illustrate the mudra, mantra, and mandala of Tantric practice.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses

Tripura – three cities or states of waking, dream and deep sleep Tripura Bhairavi – the triple form of Bhairavi Tripura ... Chhinnamasta Vamachara – lefthanded path in Tantra Vata – biological air humor Vayu – wind Vedas – ancient ...

Author: David Frawley

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 9780910261395

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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This book provides an excellent introduction to the essence of Hindu Tantrism, discussing all the major concepts and correcting many existing misconceptions.
Categories: Philosophy

The Secrets of Tantric Buddhism

The Secrets of Tantric Buddhism

The tree ofnature pervades thetriple world; O spacelikeintrinsic essence, whois released from caste? Just as drinking waterspilledinto water cannot be distinguished, So does the mindjewel merge into the sky. Where there is no self, ...


Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609259631

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Unlocking the secrets of Tantra—one of the most alluring forms of Buddhism Often misunderstood, Tantrism focuses on a particular style of meditation and ritual. Having far more to do with the sacred than the sexual, Tantric Buddhism is believed to have originated around the 5th Century AD in the rich cultural basin of Bengal and spread throughout the Asian world. Today it is widely practiced in Tibet, Japan, and the West. The Secrets of Tantric Buddhism presents accessible translations of 46 classic texts found in the Carya-Giti, a collection of teachings by more than twenty famous Siddhas, or Tantric adepts, who lived during the illustrious Pala dynasty of the 10th and 11th centuries. Renowned translator and scholar Thomas Cleary unlocks the mysteries of these texts and provides commentary for each that explains the ancient teachings in a way that makes them seem fresh and contemporary. These teachings emanate from one of the most dynamic sources of Buddhism, at the height of its religious development. They are completely nonsectarian and will be greeted enthusiastically by those interested in spirituality, world religions, and classic Buddhism.
Categories: Religion

Tantric State

Tantric State

Beyond the direct references to Buddhism and culture in Articles 3 and 4 of the constitution, from beginning to end the constitution is infused with Buddhist values and beliefs. Indeed, even the preamble to the constitution makes ...

Author: William J. Long

Publisher: Studies in Comparative Politic

ISBN: 9780190843397

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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"Today, the majority of sovereign states can be described as 'democracies' in that they possess elected political leadership and some measure of commitment to the protection and promotion of individual rights and equality under law. Likewise, the economies of most democracies revolve around free trade, integrated into wider regional and global markets. Virtually all are organized around Western liberal principles and values. For some, these philosophical commitments are indigenous and longstanding, and for others they were imported later, often through colonization. This book asks how democratic governance and economic development differ when founded on Eastern, Buddhist principles, rather than Western, liberal, and Enlightenment values and beliefs. The small, remote country of Bhutan is the only democratic, market-based state that is rooted constitutionally and culturally in Mahayana Buddhist principles and ethics. In this book, it provides an alternate vision for what democratic states built on Eastern philosophy might look like. William Long argues that the differences in democratic and development systems between Western and Eastern approaches are profound and important. Bhutan's approach to democracy and development is based on the idea of 'Gross National Happiness' and offers a unique approach to the challenges of political polarization, economic inequality, and declining public trust in political institutions"--
Categories: Political Science

Comprehensive Textbook of Medical Physiology Two Volume Set

Comprehensive Textbook of Medical Physiology   Two Volume Set

GK Pal, Parvati Pal, Nivedita Nanda. 1. Hatha yoga 2. Raja yoga 3. Tantra yoga 4. Integral yoga ... The Yoga of the Gita The Gita taught us the triple path of work, knowledge and devotion as a synthesis of yoga.

Author: K G Pal

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9789386261083

Category: Medical

Page: 1398

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Two volume set - a complete guide to medical physiology for undergraduate medical students. Covers both clinical and applied physiology of all anatomical systems. Includes numerous photographs and invaluable learning tools.
Categories: Medical