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BHAVANOPANISAD

BHAVANOPANISAD

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Published by: Matt Huish on Jun 14, 2012
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CONTENTS
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PREFACEINTRODUCTIONTEXTANDCOMMENTARY(ENGLISHTRANSLATION)NOTESTEXTANDCOMJ\1ENTARY(SANSKRIT)
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PREFACE
Upanisadliterallymeans'sittingnear'andhasin,courseoftimebegun.tosignifyanyformofintimateesotericteaching,InthiscategoryarelistedtheS'aktaUpanisadswhereintheSupremeBrahmanisdescribedastheDivineMother,thePrimeMover,the'PrimordialForce.Supreme
para
sakii.
BhavanopanisadholdstheprideofplaceamongsttheseUpanisadsandtheveryfactthatthegreatBhaskararayahaswrittenacommentaryonthisesotericteachingamplydemonstratesthehighesteeminwhichthisUpanisadisheldbythefollowersofthe
S'Zrlda
tradition.AccordingtotheTantras,especiallyofthe
S'akta
school,thereisoneReality.aTranscendentalAbsolute,immutable,ineffable,theSupremeLightknownas
Prahiisa.
WhenthisTruthisself-movedtomanifestsomethingofitselfthereisamovement,adeliberationonitselfwhichisknow
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as
Vimarsa.
TheinterplayofPrakasaand
Vimarsa
resultsinagradedmanifestationofthiscreationcomprisingofnameandform.TheraysemergingfromtheSupremeLightinthecourseofvariousstagesofmanifestationarraythemselves
ill
aform-patterntowhichtheTantricsgivethenameS'riCalera.
It
isamasterplanofmanifestation,atranscriptoftheTranscendent,asymbolimageofthesupernal.verities,theabodeoftheSupremeS'aktiwithhermyriadforces.ThisSupremeS'aktiistheMotherofGrace,
Lalita,
theMotherofLove"
Kamesusari,
Her[VtostImperial[Vlajesty,
RJijarajeswari.
ThuswhenwetalkofS'riCakraastheabodeofthegreatgoddess,
it
iseasytoimagineS'r
i
Cakraasthecentralportionofagreatcityinwhichthegreatgoddesslives.Thepuranasmakementionofsuchacity,acclaimingitasS'ri
Nagata
andgraphicallydescribeitingreatdetail.ButoneneednotgoinsearchofSir!CakraorS'riNagaratTheyarewithinoneself,Thisisthecentralteachingofthis
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