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Arthur Avalon - Kularnava Tantra

Arthur Avalon - Kularnava Tantra

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Pancaratra Text
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Otto Schrader inl916 recommended the Laksmi Tantra for thestudy of Pancaratra philosophy. Among the vast number of Pancaratra Agamic texts the Laksmi Tantra stands out because itdeals almost exclusively with Laksmi, the divine creative impulse,intelligence, potency, potentiality, power, majesty and speech.The focus of the text is on Pancaratra philosophy (includingcosmogony) and the practice of yoga based on it, with its attendantMantra Sastra. It records the earliest Vaisnava speculation onthe paradox of a Supreme God who is totally identified withBrahman, the unique and transcendent Conscious Reality, andis at the same time the creator of a dualistic universe which cannotbe related to Him.
 ArthurAvalon
This work teaches the tantric rituals in great details andpropounds the basic philosophy of Tantrism, revealing the bestaspects of Saktism. The tantra also teaches the doctrine of duties,incorporating the laws of Manu, the Bhagavadgita, and sermons of the Buddha.
 Arthur Avalon
Divided into 36 Patalas, the book deals with the worship of Devatasin the tantric way. As a special study, the reader is referred to thePatalas on the tantric Bhutasuddhi, the worship of Tripura Vidya,Japa, Bija, Yantra, Mudra, and so forth which are thedistinguishing marks of tantric ritual.
Delhi
(INDIA)E-mail:mlbd@vsnl.com Website:www.mlbd.com 
ISBN: 81-208-0972-6 Rs.495(Cloth)
 
The Kularnava is perhaps theforemost Tantra of the kaula Schooland is constantly cited as an authorityin Tantric literature. It is worthy of close study by those who wouldunderstand the tenets and practice of the tradition of which it is a Sastra.The Introduction by Sir JohnWoodroffe (Arthur Avalon) gives aconcise outline of the work.Sri M.P. Pandit who is a keenstudent of the Tantras and Vedas hasrendered the work in English ineleven chapters. The Readings arefree translations - with annotationswhere necessary - omitting technicaldetails but preserving the spirit andessential import of the original in hischaracteristically lucid style.The complete text is given inDevanagari for those who wishto study the book in the originalSanskrit.
 
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