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T o the blessed guru, who is the supreme Brahman in human form, the remover of ignorance, the light o f the kuladharma i. Bhattacharya’s statement 12 13 ‘.

It follows then that the orthodox Brahmin can impute the dichotomy between left-handed and right-handed practices even on the basis o f sandhabhasa alone: However, this is very likely on account o f the juxtaposition of bodhicitta and padma and the use o f the verb ni-vis, which is a 64 THE TANTRIC TRADITION frequent sandhd combination; the bodhicitta should not be discharged into the padma, it must be kept under control as is the rule for all yuganaddha practices—and nivi’s—never means anything like ‘to discharge’.

Hence, the doctrine that everything is sunya conflicts w i t h everything, and because it denies a foundation for anything, it has to be rejected. Whatever the variant readings and evaluations o f pasu- and divya-bhdva, there is no doubt i n m y mind that the central attraction and aspiration o f the tantric lies in what the H i n d u dedrya called virabhdva, i. Tantrism multiplies the pairs o f oppositcs sun and moon, Siva and Sakti, etc.

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. The sandhyd is followed by tarpana—in the same order as in orthodox H i n d u ritual; tarpana is the pouring o f lustral water into water—into a pond, tank, river, or the sea—another instance of bhiitasuddhi purification of the elements.


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Last but not least, I must express my thanks to D r. In tantric sandhya, the sadhaka draws up the libational water through the ida which is to the left of the susumnaand lets it out through the pihgald to the right o f the susumna.

W i l h c l m suggested that the Tibetans might well 35 36 POLARITY SYMBOLISM have preserved their notion o f the male being the dynamic clement subsequently transferring this notion into a Buddhist context, because, unlike in India, there was no basis for a reaction o f autochthonous elements against a superimposed dogmatic strucsure which opposed these elements.

The Buddhist, in agenananda at least, denies any self or any super-self. O n l y quite recently some comprehensive instruction manuals were published, which contain both procedural instructions and the mantras as well as the texts which are to be recited. Apal added it Feb 21, Accepted, Eligibility for PayPal Credit is determined at checkout.

Agehananda Bharati – The Tantric Tradition

Content at the guru’s feet, I am Siva, I am Siva. The chief difference between the tantric sandhya and the orthodox Hindu sandhya consists in the contents o f the concomitant meditation. Among them there is a goddess Marici—well bharat to Vajrayana Buddhism; her sddhand is described in Sddhandmdld A, pp. This, I think, is the most appropriate analogue trasition the modern w o r l d: The very delicate position of the tantrics, their teaching and literature, has caused Indian and Western writers to give them a wide berth.

She is that eightecn-armed goddess Raudri, w h o is fond o f mountain-like heaps o f wine and meat. This is the situation: This, Zimmer did not see, probably due to his extreme agenananda for Asian mystical syncretism, which ignores systematic distinctions. Be the first to write a review.

T o use a somewhat facetious gastronomic analogy, the mystical adept is interested in filet mignon and sparkling burgundy, the ontologist is interested in food and drink.

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One’s own wife only is enjoyed—this is right-handed practice. There is hardly any practising H i n hantric u w h o te not k n o w the nomenclature ‘the five M s ‘ pancamakdra or ‘the five essentials’ paitcatattva which are used as synonyms, though more stigma attaches to the first term. Then there are scores o f tales about gods and goddesses who did not prevail against the arrows o f C u p i dand the Puranas are full of these narratives; the story o f Visnu as M o h i n iof the birth o f the W a r G o d through Par vati’s seduction of Siva the eternal ascetic—a mythological episode made into one o f the most famous poems by Kalidasa in his Kumarasambhava.


O f course, the apologists would suppress the orthodox matrimonial presuppositions. This is not to deny the possibility that the spiritual experience related to their sddhand did enhance the charisma o f these terms for the adepts. Carstairs’ informants told him about agehanxnda kanchuli practice of agehananxa yogis—i.

Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a postage method to your location. The first is god-like, the second is intensely exciting, the third is always pure and shining white. Hence, when we list analogies o f this k i n dwe have to do so without forcing them into a Procrustean bed.

They seem to feel that tantrism may be studied and written about provided their o w n identification is Vedantic or otherwise orthodox, either in the classical or in the modern sense; in other words, i f they conform to the official culture o f India, which is decidedly n o n – and antitantric.

H i n d u tantras make much o f agehznanda dispositions bhdvatrayaof which I have not found anything whatsoever in purely Buddhist tantras.

I have yet to meet an Indian-born scholar w h o stands squarely by the tantric tradition.

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