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As long as the devotee regards himself as numerically different from that supreme object, he is still a pah. There are perhaps just two elements c o m m o n to all Indian philosophy: Similar processes have taken place in India at all times.

F r o m these observations two alternative answers might emerge: The motivation and the genesis o f this study are as eclectic as tantrism itself: There may be some l i n k to agehanands saga-complex o f Indo-European origin; cf. I don’t think that this is implied, but simply that he does clndcara or vira-sadhana which involves worship in union with sakti—i.

Agehananda Bharati – The Tantric Tradition

Yet, as in all topics relating to the tantric tradition, there is no hard and fast rule which would apply without any possible modification. The goddess Prajna, who is both w i t h and without form, is embraced by h i m ; bereft of origin and change, he is immutable bliss. If he the prospective disciple does not show any 16 SADHAKA AND SADHANA signs o f dismay, but on the contrary thinks that the guru is n o w about to bestow his grace upon h i m agehananxa and, i f thus thinking, he displays such phenomena as horripilation, trembling o f his eyes and his voice, then this is an indication that the disciple is ready for the initiation viz.

It is also the name of a Vcdic metre, and the Gayatri par excellence is the mantra universally accepted as the most sacred by tracition orthodox Hindus. However, all texts do agehanadna display this degree o f sophistication—there is a derogatory tone in the more frequent evaluations of a hierarchical tradifion, as in ‘the disposition, o Lord, is threefold—divya, vlra, and pasit; the first i.


Refresh and try again. The tarpana, here as in orthodox Hinduism, invokes the bhaarati o f the tutelary deity, and establishes a permanent spiritual bond between the tutelary deity and the sddhaka’sguru, as well as the sddhaka’s family and clan gotra. Similarly, the psychologist entertains a few axioms, as for instance the one identifying sanity with adjustment to the cultural milieu o f his environment which he shares w i t h the anthropologists interested in ‘culture and personality’, or the axiom that there is such a thing as mental illness ; but the practising analyst is not really interested in these axioms as he carries on his twntric o r k — i n fact, these axiomatic notions are quite irrelevant to the execution o f his work.

She is the foundation o f intuitive wisdom jndna and of bliss dnanda. In lieu oimaithuna there may be an offering of flowers w i t h the hands formed into the kacchapa mudrd the tortoise-like mudrdthe union o f the karavlra flowers representing the lihga and the apardjitd flower representing the female organ, or there may be union w i t h the sddhaka’s wedded wife.

They are ‘at the back of his mind’, but he can leave them there when he works.

The Tantric Tradition Swami Aghehananda Bharati

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He was an academic Sanskritist, a writer on religious subjects, and a Hindu monk in the Dasanami Sannyasi order.

The ritual preceding the actual five-letter rite is very much along orthodox lines, and I shall point out the deviations only; all this is still part o f the ‘first h a l f purvarddhai. It is the central theme in all enumerations i.

B r o w nSaundaryalahari, p. The same holds for all the deities depicted in yah yum in the Tibetan iconographical lore.


Ghildayal, for instance, argues like this: Bhattacharya’s statement 12 13 ‘. Return to Book Page.

Size px x x x x The worship o f the gods, when performed at daytime, should be done facing the east this much is Vedici f at night, facing the north; but the worship of the goddess and o f Siva must always traditiln done facing the north.


Among them there is a goddess Marici—well known to Vajrayana Buddhism; her sddhand is described in Sddhandmdld A, pp. The Buddhist texts had made two pairs of opposites especially popular—prajha wisdomand xipdya the means to attain it ; sunya, the ” v o i d “and karuna, compassion.

This book presupposes familiarity w i t h the basic doctrines o f Hinduism and Buddhism—it is for this reason that the chapter on bharrati philosophy is short and emendatory rather than a survey. O n the theological and speculative level the answer is decidedly yes.

Some tantrics personally k n o w n to me use it no doubt, others use a modified version o f it, or they simply use a tantric verse in the Gdyatri or a similar ghe.

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The H i n d u tantric tradition makes some distinction between the sadhana that is performed on a purely mental plane and that which involves actual handling of the ritualistic ‘ingredients’ including woman, meat, and wine. Raghavabhatta, an important tantric scholar o f the eighteenth century, says: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The exquisite w o r k done by a few scholars who braved potential and actual criticism, and who dealt with tantric material—I am thinking mainly of Professors Mircea Eliade Paris-ChicagoH.

The reference is general—tantrics use it descriptively, orthodox Hindus disparagingly. Add tanyric Watch list Watching. The latter clause is the only important difference between tantric and orthodox tarpana. And finally, the very aghananda that the dual symbol of the united couple is to be read in the two ways with either the male or the female representing transcendent truth [Zimmer’s parenthesis] signifies that the two aspects Or functions of reality are perfectly equal in rank: