This book expounds the Preliminary Sutras of Parashurama, with Sanskrit text, translation and Sri Pandit's luminous commentary.
Publisher: Lotus Press
The sage Parashurama understood that the esoteric sense that leads the seeker to realization is the essential meaning of the tantras. This book expounds the Preliminary Sutras of Parashurama, with Sanskrit text, translation and Sri Pandit's luminous commentary. It is followed by a section of aphoritic comments on a number of subjects that are suitable or meditation, reflection and contemplation.
This is a collection of related instructional papers designed to aid the aspirant through a foundation practice. The work was originally conceived as leading to a practice over the course of one lunar month.
Author: Mogg Morgan
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A 'Sâdhana' is an instrument that leads to a particular goal. In Tantra, it is a technical term denoting worship or spiritual practice. This is a collection of related instructional papers designed to aid the aspirant through a foundation practice. The work was originally conceived as leading to a practice over the course of one lunar month. In addition, the author had added several useful appendices including the previously unpublished Tantrik Knuckle Bone Oracle. The reader might find this a good general primer combined with some more unusual, perhaps advanced material.
He is always merged in Śiva consciousness ; when engaged in action he is really
inactive . Everybody is not entitled to the highest form of Tantra Sādhanā .
Gandharva Tantra lays down the conditions for a Sādhaka . According to it a
( 15 ) Śakti sādhanā - Bāul Tantra sādhanā Bāul Tantra sādhanā represents an
extremely complex and comprehensive sādhanā , which constitutes at the same
time the most vital component in order to bring the sādhanā as such to fruition .
We have already discussed in detail the real meaning and significance of
Pañcamakāra Sādhanā in obtaining liberation in the previous chapter . We are
all aware that Tantra Sādhanā is like walking on the razor's edge . One cannot
Tantra sadhana ( practice ) reweaves the fabric of life and restores it to its original
pattern . No other path of yoga is as systematic or as comprehensive . The
profound practices of hatha yoga , pranayama , mudras , rituals , kundalini yoga ...
Author: Rajmani Tigunait
Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press
Describes authentic tantra, the different spiritual paths and how tantra combines yoga, meditation, ayurveda and other disciplines.
TANTRA. A. Kriya. Tantra. Sadhana. IN THIS CHAPTER, we will use a sadhana
to work through a kriya tantra practice to see clearly whatit entails. Although here
we are focusing onkriya tantra,if we canunderstand this meditation manual well, ...
Author: Tashi Tsering
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In this sixth and final volume in the Foundation of Buddhist Thought series, Geshe Tashi Tsering brings his familiar, helpful approach to the esoteric practices of Buddhist tantra. Anticipating the many questions Westerners have upon first encountering tantra's colorful imagery and veiled language, Tantra uses straight talk to explain deities, initiations, mandalas, and the body's subtle physiology of channels and chakras. Tantric Buddhism provides a quick avenue to buddhahood by means of dissolving the body's wind energies into the central channel at the heart, mimicking the transformations of consciousness that occur at the time of death. Guiding readers systematically from tantra's generation stage through to the full enlightenment of the completion stage, Geshe Tashi Tsering even unpacks a simple compassion practice composed by the Dalai Lama, using it to illustrate the building blocks common to all such visualization techniques. Tantra is a fitting conclusion to this accessible and practical series.
Author: Debabrata Sen SharmaPublish On: 1990-01-01
Foreword It is a great joy to introduce this third volume in the State University of
New York Press series on Tantric Studies . Deba Brata SenSharma's The
Philosophy of Sādhanā introduces the essentials of Tantric sādhanā in the light
of the ...
Author: Debabrata Sen Sharma
Publisher: SUNY Press
After presenting a general survey of spiritual practice in the different schools of Indian philosophy, the author focuses on the Trika School, popularly called Kashmir Shaivism. He deals clearly and exhaustively with such topics as Shaktipat (the descent of Divine Grace), Diksha (initiation), and the role of the Guru. His treatment of the various paths (upayas) appropriate for the different types of practitioners is especially useful. The book ends with a chapter on enlightenment (jivanmukti). This chapter not only presents the meaning of self-realization-in-this-lifetime, but offers material on this topic for the first time in English.
10 THE TANTRA AND ITS DIVISIONS Definition The word “ Tantra ” is composed
of two words , viz dan is na and 2 . It means that through Sadhana Pooja , Bhakti
and other methods one can mould nature and God according to one ' s desires ...
Author: L. R. Chawdhri
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
Unveiled in this book are the secrets of the occult sciences of Yantra, Mantra and Tantra to help the reader achieve worldly success and spiritual enlightenment. Detailed instructions are given for the preparation and application of Yantras for specific purposes: to win favours, defeat for selecting and using Mantras to attain miraculous powers, and fulfilment of one's desires, are explained in detail. In the Tantra section of the book, methods of treatment of diseases by herbs are given. Information is provided about Tantric articles and where to obtain them.
This is the first complete English translation of the fourth chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kalacakratantra text, and its eleventh-century commentary, the "Stainless Light.
This is the first complete English translation of the fourth chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kalacakratantra text, and its eleventh-century commentary, the "Stainless Light." This chapter describes the Buddhist tantric practice of the stage of generation, including the instructions on the protection of the place of practice, the meditative practices of the origination of the body, and yogic practices of the stage of generation. The translation is supplemented with copious annotations and references to Tibetan commentaries and other Buddhist works.
Author: Stuart Ray SarbackerPublish On: 2012-02-01
Meditative Concepts in the Development of Tantric Sādhana* Sadhana And
Meditative Concepts The goal of this chapter ... sddhana and broader
conceptions regarding the nature of meditation theory and the place of tantra
within the greater ...
Author: Stuart Ray Sarbacker
Publisher: SUNY Press
Explores yoga and meditation in Eastern religions, incorporating psychological and social aspects of these practices.
Five The Heart Sūtra as Sãdhana What! ... Nietzsche, Daybreak Should we be
forced to characterize tantric practice, we might suggest that tantra entails ... The tantric sādhana is, in this sense, the making of the world of the Mahayana sutras.
Author: Donald S. Lopez
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Lopez reveals unexpected points of instability and contradiction in the Heart Sutra, which, in the end, turns out to be the most malleable of texts, where the logic of commentary serves as a tool of both tradition and transgression.
Now , something about the approach of Tantra sādhanā . Tantra accepts the
physical body positively hence it also accepts its impulses and instincts .
Generally instincts become the cause of bondage but novel view of Tantra is that
Tantra shares classical Yoga's aim of spiritual Self - realization , but in Tantra ,
embodiedness and sacredness remain ... Tāntric sādhana can be undertaken
only under the direction of a qualified guru , a spiritually awakened person , who
Author: Gregory P. Fields
Publisher: SUNY Press
Explores the relationship between health and religion based on the model offered by the Hindu traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra.
In China , Tantra has survived since the twelfth century C . E . within Daoist ritual
practice , and it has been said that Daoism is the most enduring Chinese
monument to ... This definition concentrates on the goals of Tantric practice ( sādhana ) .
Author: David Gordon White
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Category: Tantric Buddhism
Tantra in Practice is the eight volume of Princeton Readings in Religions and the first substantial anthology of Tantric works ever to appear in English. The thirty-nine contributors, drawn from around the world, are leading scholars of Tantra. Each contributor has provided a translation of a key work, in most cases translated here for the first time. Each chapter in the volume begins with an introduction in which the translator discusses the history and influence of the work, identifying points of particular difficulty or interest. David White has provided a general introduction to the volume that serves as an ideal guide to the riches contained between the covers of this book. He has organized the volume thematically, providing fascinating juxtapositions of works from different regions, periods, and traditions. Two additional tables of contents are provided, organizing the works by tradition and by country of origin. The range of works represented here is remarkable, spanning the continent of Asia and the traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam over more than a millennium. With the publication this volume, the long disparaged and neglected Tantric traditions of Asia receive the attention they so rightly deserve. This is a groundbreaking work.
APPENDIX Extracts taken from the book " NABADWIPE TANTRA SADHANA " a
book written in Bengali by Dr . T . P . Sanyal published by Firma KL Mokhopadjya
, 6 / 15 Bancharam Akrur Lane , Calcutta - 12 ( 1970 ) . Page 17 Bangladesh is ...
Tantra. INTRODUCTION When I first arrived in Kumbum monastery in the winter
of 1993, at the very end of the Tibetan ... on Kumbum's tutelary Buddha, or yidam
Yamantaka.39 Four times a day, he recited the tantric sadhana to Yamantaka, ...
Author: Martin A. Mills
Category: Social Science
This is a major anthropological study of contemporary Tibetan Buddhist monasticism and tantric ritual in the Ladakh region of North-West India and of the role of tantric ritual in the formation and maintenance of traditional forms of state structure and political consciousness in Tibet. Containing detailed descriptions and analyses of monastic ritual, the work builds up a picture of Tibetan tantric traditions as they interact with more localised understandings of bodily identity and territorial cosmology, to produce a substantial re-interpretation of the place of monks as ritual performers and peripheral householders in Ladakh. The work also examines the central and indispensable role of incarnate lamas, such as the Dalai Lama, in the religious life of Tibetan Buddhists.