By Arthur Avalon, Taranatha Vidyaratna
The Kularnava might be the most important Tantra of the Kaula university and is continually mentioned as an expert in Tantric literature. it truly is important of shut research through those that could comprehend the tenets and perform of the culture of which it's a Sastra. The advent via Sir John Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon) offers a concise define of the paintings. Sri M. P. Pandit who's a prepared scholar of the Tantras and Vedas has rendered the paintings in English in 11 chapters. The Readings are unfastened translations - with annotations the place helpful - omitting technical info yet holding the spirit and crucial import of the unique in his commonly lucid kind. The Kularnava prescribes the modes of education for the excessive quest; it attracts upon ethics, faith, philosophy, yoga to raise human existence steadily to the extent of godly lifestyles. It comprehends the a number of character of guy and offers for the fit development of his psychological schools, purification of his feelings and passions, orientation of his actual colleges via ritual, japa, mantra and upasana. who's healthy for the trail of Tantra? who's powerfuble to steer the amateur at the double-edged razor direction? what's the accountability of a Guru to a disciple? those and different suitable questions are raised and spoke back in a delightful demeanour.
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T h e One Truth, formless, beyond the reach of thought, the Para Brahman, Eternal, void of parts, void of taint, void of attribute, like Ether, Infinite, Imperishable, Inaccessible to mind and speech, shines forth in the conjunction of the Great Mantra and its profound meaning. This, then, is the crest-jewel of all Mantras, being a form of the Supreme Reality, standing for Sacchidananda, constituted of Shiva and Shakti, yielding both Enjoyment and Liberation, with and yet without Works, with and yet without Guna (attribute), - this is the supreme Mantra by repeating which man obtains Fulfilment without fail.
Drinking of wine that i s n o t sanctified i s a s r e p r e h e n s i b l e a s r a p e . O n e w h o s e being i s o v e r c o m e b y intoxication i s a w a r e o f n o t h i n g ; for h i m t h e r e i s n o meditation, no tapas, no worship, no dharma, n o a c t i v i t y o f m e r i t , n o good, n o G u r u , n o t h o u g h t of h i s self; he c a n n o t be a v o t a r y of t h i s p a t h ; addicted only to sense-enjoyment he, v e r i l y , f a l l s . Not for t r u e w o r s h i p a n d dedicat i o n , b u t for h i s o w n a n i m a l e n j o y m e n t h e t a k e s to wine, eats flesh and resorts to w o m a n .
E . c o n t r o l l e d ; or it means the dedication of a l l action to the Lord, ' M a m . ' . F i s h (matsya) are the t w o fishes m o v i n g in Ganga and Yamuna i . e . e. controlled by psycho-physical disciplines l i k e P r a n a y a m a ; or it means refined k n o w l e d g e by w h i c h through the feeling or ' M i n e ' mat one identifies oneself w i t h the u n i v e r s a l l i f e . Mudra is the k n o w l e d g e of the l u m i n o u s Atman, Self, in the thousand petalled Lotus a b o v e ; or it means abondonment of one's participation in e v i l that goes to bind.
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