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Kaulajnananirnaya Tantra

Kaulajnananirnaya Tantra

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Kaulajnananirnaya Tantra

5/31/13 7:47 PM

Kaulajnananirnaya Tantra
© 1975-2007 All rights reserved. None of this material may be reproduced, apart from purely personal use, without the express permission of the Webmaster Web pages designed by Mike Magee. mike.magee@btinternet.com Original artwork is © Jan Bailey, 1996-2006. Translations are © Mike Magee 1996-2006. The U.K. Main Site at www.shivashakti.com is Hosted by Register.com The North American Mirror Site at www.religiousworlds.com/mandalam/index.html is Hosted by Gene R. Thursby

As soon as one has seen a jar with intoxicating liquor, women with a red colour, a lion, a corpse, a red lotus, a fight between a tiger and an elephant, one's guru or the king, one should bow to Mahamaya - Kalika Purana, van Kooij translation. This chapter of an ancient text attributed to Siddha Matsyendranath, said to be the founder of the Natha lineage, deals with the characteristics of the linga and discusses the flowers, centres or chakras within the body in the light of the Yogini Kaula tradition. A translation of the entire text is in print. It is an important text because it seems to unite the earlier Siddha tradition with the Natha tradition, and Matsyendranath expounds the Yogini Kaula line.

The girls attempt to distract Matsyendranath from his meditation. Photo of wall picture at Mannath ashram in Rajasthan, photographed by MM with mahant's permission

The topic deals with, amongst many other familiar Kaula topics, the 64 yoginis and the different sacred sites (pitha) held important in both this and later tantras.

Chapter Three
Devi said - Great Lord, I have questions concerning the characteristics of Kula, the Self, and consciousness chiefly. Be gracious, O Shankara Nath ! (1 ) Bhairava said - Listen with concentrated mind to the characteristics of Kula. Where there is mind, there too are the senses, the sense objects and the body - these are permeated by one's own Shakti, one's embodied being, and the (five) elements. (2-3) It is said that the place and inner part of meditation is a clear understanding of puja. All proceeds from the letters (of the alphabet), and in this is voidness. (4) Dearest, (in the pinda exist) the (cakras) of five lines, 16 lines, sixty four petals, the truly beautiful 100 petal (lotus) and the beautiful thousand petal lotus and above this is a very brilliant 10,000,000 petal lotus. Above the 10,000,000 petal lotus is a 30,000,000 petal lotus, each pericarp of which is similar to a flame. Above this is the all encompassing, eternal, undivided, independent, steady lotus- pervading all, stainless. By its will (sveccha) it causes creation and dissolution. Both the animate and inanimate are dissolved in this linga. (5-10) It is the all-pervading sphere, still, without Kalas. It should be understood that being lettered (implies) ignorance of this, whilst one who has come to know this is liberated from the fetters. It is destitute of both mind and nonmind, free of meditation and dharana. Clearly it bestows all, is eternal, like an atasi flower, the divine essence having both colour and colourless, attained only by knowledge, through being in the line of succession (parampara). (11-13) Devi, the characteristics of the Kula Laksha have been declared - that linga which is not made of wood, stone, clay, jewel, brass, gold, iron, copper, crystal, clay, tin, lead or copper - which gives rise to the various
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completely immeasurable. planets. (25-26) Worshipping this body linga. steady and strong. Knowing these rules relating to flowers.shivashakti.Kaulajnananirnaya Tantra 5/31/13 7:47 PM blossomings of the red flowers. (21-22) This linga is eternally erect. All people on the path of spiritual knowledge (divyas) should not associate with the ignorant. sweetly scented incense and so forth. all which is in the cosmos . eternal. One should never give it to the undevoted. 1996-2006. a vajra linga. landslide. (15-18) Brahma and so forth. Whosoever takes the meaning as placing (a linga) outside himself enters the arena of pashus. (2628) Thus. plants. Devi. The ordinary path is devoid of success and liberation. one may obtain both liberation and enjoyment. like lightning in the sky. siddhas. pure. Mahdevi. (14-15) Devi. elements and so forth. Any other (external linga) one should abandon. such as those made of stone. and my not be destroyed by raging fire. (19-20) This linga. this (sort of preoccupation) is the cause of a person being a pashu. ( 23) Devi. all manifest from the centre of the bindu. it is the linga giving siddhi. and the eighth flower is knowledge. and the sixth freedom from cruelty. shining by its own light. or torrent. the fourth right disposition. (31) Devi.magee@btinternet. O Devi. Translations are © Mike Magee 1996-2006. belongs to the Kula Agama. trees. (24) The first flower is non-harmfulness. devoid of Kula knowledge. worshipped by siddhas. is like the flame which is the fire (at the end of time).either moving or fixed. Questions or comments to mike.htm Page 2 of 2 . all the gods and asuras. (28-30) The inner meaning of this. employing mental flowers. have been declared the characteristics of the Kaulika body lingam. worshipped by all the worlds. those on useless paths. insects. wood or clay. The seventh flower is meditation. the inner meaning of this knowledge has been declared to you. yakshas. a Kaulika should worship this to achieve the wished for siddhi. one should worship this mental linga. one should not concern oneself with the eighteen lokasastras such as adhyatmika and so forth. but only to devoted persons. gandharvas.com Home Page http://www. stationed in the body. the fifth compassion. the saintly.com/kaula3. the cause of both creation and dissolution. placed in the body. for such a one is achieved the pre-eminent and highest self knowledge. sidereal constellations. the second sense restraint. devoid of knowledge. Whosoever should always meditate on this mental linga. stars and all the rest. (32) Artwork is © Jan Bailey. the third generosity. One becomes liberated after knowing and perceiving this boon giving linga.

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