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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John Woodroffe

It yawns and suffers from fever. I leave however others, who may think that the contents of the work itself notwithstanding its authoritative tone and general style tell against the tradition as to arthyr authorship, the developement of their thesis. The VauMava view is all given m “The Soul of India” by Bipm Chandra Pal to which Avalin refer 2 These observations are merely here made because to some this kind pribciples devotion Is objectionable Where as is the general case it is not understood the dislike of the general Anglo-Saxon temperament is due not to grounds of general validity but to special reasons largely peculiar to the race and its circumstances.

After doing Amganyasa with that Mantra the 1. These two Chapters deal with the subject of initiation DiksM. Still less would the text be such a Tantra if the author was some other Shamkara.

The VarSha boar incarnation of Vishnu was for the purpose of drawing np with His princkples the Earth which at one of the dissolutions had sunk into the waters.

While, however, they have this signi- ficator they, however, mean a great deal more i.


There is a Nadi on each side of it. Woman is Buddhi The Prapanchasara, as has already been said, is the first book of its kind and has shown that all the different wvalon of Sadhana which these days go under the generic name of Hinduism are in harmony with Vedanta and that all Mantras are meant for the realisation of the Supreme Brahman.

There is another commentary called the Sambandhadlpika by Uttamabodha. Be ever gracious to and pardon me 4. He thinks of his vnttis as being the embodiment of Kama the God of Lore. Dhimahi is derived from the root dhyai which means to think. The Dhyana will be found in v. Svala is the Vyalmti of the third set of eight letters vv. The fifth Mantra, it is said, is from the Atharva Veda. In preparing this edition use has been made of three manuscripts: The worshipper of this Tvanta mantra is tempted by celestial damsels If the Sadhaka overcomes these temptations then Ov Tvanta grants all his desues Totalavidhi is described in vv Then Nitya Mantra is indicated and the mode of Her worship laid down.

After the disjointed fashion of several other parts of the work, at v.

The colour of the Deva varies according to the object of worship v. Tahtra bulking who is His vehicle vSbana. It is born with a body which contains the twentyfour Tattvas. Great reverence and selfrestraint should be shown whilst in his house. If ‘ananya 1 be read for ‘ananta’ the meaning will be “Who art mseparate from Thy creatures”.

Chapters I — XX. But editors principlex any Shastra have to be very reluctant to interfere with the text of their own motion as a rule, and should be more so in the case of Mantra-shastra. It permeates all substance and in the animal body exists as the five ”elements” Panchabhiit- atmakadeha. The ety- mological significance of the term Shanra body which comes from the root Shrz “to wither up ” testifies to ancient know- ledge of the combustion lrinciples is taking place at every moment in the human system.


His place as an authority on Mantrashastra is recognised by all eminent writers of old. With these seven other Nadls are connected.

The root Shhsh means “to embrace. Foreword on the Vajrayana by Arthur Avalon.

Principles Of Tantra Tantra Tattva. 1960 Ganesh Co Arthur Avalon

The mouth of the Nadi is downward that is, in the Muladhara. That is “Hrim” v. In the desire to create She “solidifies” or ”thickens” Vichiklrjriur ghanlbhuta.

When She the Great One moves to manifest Herself in Her different ways then the sound which issues upon the bursting of the Bindu becomes clearly perceptible. In the next -verse His gross aspect is sung 8 MSyl. They are denominated as Malas when observed in grosser or superficial principles of the organism producing those excretions or organic lesions which are the sphere of morbid anatomy.

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Unlike the followers of other forms of of religion, the follower of the Brahmanik faith has no quarrel with any one. The Vagbhava and KSma Bljas. It is noteworthy here and in many other places that the most diverse matters are placed together.

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