Printed by D. V. Syamala Rau, at the Vasanta Press,. The Theosophical Society, Adyar, Madras. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Indological Books, ‘Principles Of Tantra – Tantra Tattva. Ganesh _ Co – Arthur ‘. J WORKS ON TANTRA BY ARTHUR AVALON The Great Liberation the Sansknt 2nd Ed revised with copious additional notes, Principles of Tantra Vols.

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All the Devas lower their heads at His feet, For the attainment of powers Vibhuti the Devata should be meditated upon v. This epithet of Vishnu has several significations one of which is indicated in the text, via.

It is ahamkara thought of as before its divisions into Taijasa, Vaikarika, and Bhautika. ShSkyamam Gautama, it may be noted, was not, as is commonly supposed the first Buddha.

The editor, it may reasonably be presumed, hoped that in a subsequent edition the mistakes would be corrected with the help of other manuscripts.

The bulking who is His vehicle vSbana. The Devata, of the combined Mantra is princilles. This has been done in accordance with the Commentary by Padma- padacharya, now published for the first time.

The nine Shaktis of Bharati are Medha. Another Dhyana of Aghora is given at v 18 of Ch. He concludes by saying that to know Her is to be freed from all the bonds of Karma Karmabandha and to attain the supreme state of Visknu Visknok param padam prayati. Prior however to manifestation, that is during dissolution Pralaya of the Universe Prakrti exists in a state of equilibrated energy Verses 1 2, 1 3 give the Mantra of Aghora Rudra and is fol- lowed in v.


This follows the Prapanchasara. Raghava Bha a mentions one by name, viz. Great serpents cover His body.

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Kurmaka causes movement of the eyelids iKrzkaraka causes hunger ; Devadatta yawning ; and Dhananjaya causes various sounds Rava meaning apparently motions in the body and does not leave it even after death As there are ten airs, so there are ten fires in the body, Of these, seven fires are in the seven substances Dhatus and three in sweat Svedaphlegm Kleda and entrails Antra.

From the letters of the alphabet there arise thirty-eight Kalas 6Sixteen lunar Saumya Kalas come from the vowels ; twelve solar Saura Kalas come from the twenty- four conjoined Sparshas ; and ten fiery Vahmja Kalas from the Vyapakas. It is possible that at the time the book was written great details were not needed, as the men of those days were better informed.

Then He is thought of as a child of the colour of a blue lotus with a girdle of little bells covering his waist, thighs and buttocks.

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An antargata Devi of Tripura. He manifests the prosperity which the worshipper desires. Then in the mouth and with the desire for utterence it is known as Vaikhari 4 or uttered speech. At verse 14 Yoga is spoken of.

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The reason for the omission may be explained by the fact that the manuscript available to the editors did not contain the chapter. Commentaries and the Prayoga of the Bhavana by Prinicples. Death or time m which lies the seed of death Therein meditate upon Ramapati 3seated on Garuafa 4 who is on a red lotus. History of Indian Literature. Here the existence of the Brah- m an who is Sat, Chit, Snanda is meant.

The sun is like the countenance of one puffed up with riches The world is motionless like the eyes of the yogi in the meditation Suktikarwfawita6 This season the delight of the amorous comes like a king sitting on a cloud formed maddened elephantthe lightning his flag and the thunder his large kettle drum” KahdSsa.

An explanation is given of these four.

Prackodayat means “May it send us in the path of prayer’,’ Prarthana 4. Motionless things such as trees, etc. Even that abstruse logician Bhaskararaya begins his commentary on the Saptashati Chandl with a salutation of Sham.

A kind of jasmine. Ether, air, fire, water, earth are the five gross elements mahSbhuta.