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Manthanabhairavatantram,

Kumarikakhandah

The Section concerning the Virgin Goddess of the


Tantra of the Churning Bhairava
Editor
: Mark S.G. Dyczkowski,
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the
Published By :
Arts
Binding
: Hardbound
10 Digit ISBN : 8124604983
13 Digit ISBN : 9788124604984
Volume
: 14 Vols.
Edition
: 1st edition
Year
: 2009
Bibliographic : Several line drawings; Appendices
Details
Size
: 25 cm
Weight
: 17500 gm
(approx.)
Price
: $ 442

About The Book


The Manthanabhairavatantra is about 24,000 verses long and is divided into three
sections (khanda). The one edited and translated here is the Kumarikakhanda.
Along with the Kubjikamata, the Manthanabhairavatantra is the most important and
extensive Tantra dedicated to the worship of the goddess Kubjika. Although
originally an Indian goddess, Kubjika is almost exclusively worshipped in the
Kathmandu Valley, where her cult has been kept scrupulously secret by Newar
initiates for centuries. Almost all the manuscripts of her Tantras and related
literature have been found there.
Kubjika is a powerful development of Malini, the principal goddess of the Trika
Tantras and Kali of the Kashmiri Krama tradition. Her cult belongs to a chain of
early Kaula systems that culminate with that of the goddess Tripura and so sheds
considerable light on them. Kubjika's unique historical importance is mirrored in the
extraordinary richness of the inner, spiritual dimensions of her cult. These are
explored in detail in the introduction to the edition and translation of the text with
extensive references from mostly unpublished Kubjika Tantras and those of related
schools.
The work took close to two decades to produce. In this time numerous working
editions of unpublished Tantras and related texts were prepared by the author with
the help of a team of five trained assistants.
Binding 1: Introduction -- Volume One: ISBN: 8124604991
2009; xxxv, 739 p.; Appendices; Diagrams; 25 cm.
Binding 2: Introduction -- Volume Two: ISBN: 8124605009
2009; xiii, 590 p.; Appendices; Diagrams; 25 cm.
Binding 3: Introduction -- Volume 3: ISBN: 8124605017
2009; ix, 406 p.; 25 cm.

Binding 4: Text and Translation -- Volume One: ISBN: 8124605025


2009; liv, 167 p.; 25 cm.
Binding 5: Notes on Text and Translation -- Volume One: ISBN: 8124605033
2009; viii, 401 p.; Diagram; 25 cm.
Binding 6: Text and Translation -- Volume Two: ISBN: 8124605041
2009;ix, 207 p.; 25 cm.
Binding 7: Notes on Text and Translation -- Volume Two: ISBN: 812460505X
2009; ix, 445 p.; Appendices; Diagrams; 25 cm.
Binding 8: Text and Translation -- Volume Three: ISBN: 8124605068
2009; x, 269 p.; 25 cm.
Binding 9: Notes on Text and Translation -- Volume Three: ISBN: 8124605076
2009; xiii, 389 p.; Appendices; Diagrams; 25 cm.
Binding 10: Text and Translation -- Volume Four: ISBN: 8124605084
2009; xii, 413 p.; 25 cm.
Binding 11: Notes on Text and Translation -- Volume Four: ISBN: 8124605092
2009; xi, 433 p.; Appendices; Diagrams; 25 cm.
Binding 12: Text and Translation -- Volume Five: ISBN: 8124605106
2009; xiii, 371 p.; 25 cm.
Binding 13: Notes on Text and Translation -- Volume Five: ISBN: 8124605114
2009; x, 345 p.; Diagrams; 25 cm.
Binding 14: Volume Six: Concordance, Bibliography and Indices: ISBN:
8124605122
2009; xii, 370 p.; Bibliography; Indices; 25 cm.

Book Contents
Contents of Volume One of the Introduction
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Contents
Chapter One: The Myth of the Goddess
The Origin of the Goddess Kubjika -- The Mountain and Island of the Moon -- The Goddess emerges out of the Linga
-- Bhairava marries the Goddess -- The Burning of Kamadeva -- The Wedding Ceremony -- The Union of the God
and the Goddess -- The Goddess's Pilgrimage -- Mount Kaumara -- Srisaila -- Trikuta -- Kiskindha -- Kanyakumari -Daradandi -- The Five Main Sacred Seats -- The Seats of the Eight Mothers -- Later Developments of the Myth -The Destruction of Daksa's sacrifice -- The Goddess's Previous Births -- The Goddess's Myth according to the

Ambamatasamhita -- The Goddess's Myth according to the Second -- Recension of the Yogakhanda
Chapter Two: The Empowering Command
The Accomplishment of the Command and the Accomplishment of Speech -- The Command and the Establishment
of the Lineages of Siddhas -- The Goddess, the Linga and the Triangle -- The Devilinga -- Precedents and Parallels -The Linga and the Mandala -- The Snake and the Triangle -- A History of the Triangle and the Point -- The
Santanabhuvana -- the World of the Lineage -- The Triangle, the Island, the City, the Cave and the Mountain of the
Moon -- The Play of the Triangle and the Point, the Yoni and the Linga -- The Neuter Linga of the Absolute -Kubjika, the Goddess of the Moon -- The End of the Twelve and the End of the Sixteen -- The Transmental -- the
Goddess Beyond Mind -- The End of the Sixteen -- The Moon in the End of the Twelve and the Sixteen -- Liberation
in the Sambhava State -- Sambhava, Sakta and Anava -- The Earlier and the Later Traditions concerning the End of
the Twelve -- Conclusion
Chapter Three: Sacred Place and Inner Space
Renouncers and Householders -- Internalisation of the Sacred Seats -- The Main Sacred Seats -- The Outer Sacred
Seats -- Pitha -- The Four Sacred Seats -- The Sacred Seats, the Moon, the Vital Breath and Time -- The Four
Sacred Seats in the Wheel of Purity -- The Four Sacred Seats and the Krama -- The Role of the Sacred Seats in the
Teachings of the Kumarikakhanda -- Triads, Tetrads, and Groups of Six Pentads -- The Five Sacred Seats and the
Five Elements -- The Five Pranavas and the Five Sacred Seats -- The Six Sacred Seats -- The Six Sacred Seats of
Tripurabhairavi -- The Major Seats according to the Yogakhanda -- The Eight Sacred Seats according to the
Yogakhanda -- The Mandala of the Eight Sacred Seats -- The Eight Goddesses of the Sacred Sites -- The Fire Pits
and the Sacred Seats -- Lustration and Animal Sacrifice (bali) in the Eight Sacred Seats -- The Eight Sacred Seats -Another Set of Six Sacred Seats according to the Yogakhanda -- Conclusion -- Later Developments
Appendix

Appendix II
The Sacred Seats according to the Srimatottara and Satsahasrasamhita
Appendix III
The Goddess's Mandala according to Chapter Three of the Kumarikakhanda
Contents of Volume Two of the Introduction
Contents
Chapter Four: The Goddess Kubjikaa Names, Forms and Multiple Identities
Basic Identification with the Great Goddess -- The Goddess as Mahamaya -- The

Mahamayastava -- The Sonic

Goddess -- The Goddess as Mudra -- Kubjika as Kulesvari, the Supreme Goddess of the Kula -- Kubjika, the
Skyfaring Khecari -- Kubjika, the Supreme Bhairavi -- Aghora the Consort of Svacchandabhairava -- Rudrasakti and
Raudri -- Samvarta -- Mahantarika -- Tvarita -- Kubjika -- The Goddess called 'Ku' (Kukara, Kunama) -- Amarika -Anama -- Kulalika -- Konkana -- Citcini the Goddess of the Tree: The Kadamba and the Tamarind -- The Body as a
Tree -- The Kadamba Tree -- The Bud of the Kadamba -- Kubjika - the Triadic Goddess -- The Triadic Goddess of the
Trika -- The Triadic Goddess of the Kubjika Tantras -- Para -- Parapara -- Apara -- Kubjika - the Goddess of the
Three Transmissions, The Iconic and Aniconic Forms of the Goddess Kubjika -- The Visualized Forms of the
Goddesses of the Transmissions -- The Four Forms of the Goddess according to the Kubjikamata -- Nagna Kubji: the
Goddess of the Lineage of the Child -- Mahantarika: the Goddess of the Lineage of the Youth -- Khatjika: the
Goddess of the Lineage of the Aged -- The Forms of the Goddess according to the Kularatnoddyota -- The Supreme
and Subtle Form of the Goddess of the Transmission of the Child -- The Subtle and Gross Forms of Kubjika in the
Transmission of the Youth -- The Gross Forms -- The Subtle Form of the Goddess of the Transmission of the Aged -The Gross Form of the Goddess of the Transmission of the Aged -- The Four Forms of Kubjika according to the
Yogakhanda of the Manthanabhairavatantra -- Kubjika of the Transmission of the Child according to the
Dhyanasutra -- The Faces of the Goddess -- Vakra Citcini, the Sweeper: Kubjika's form in the Middle Lineage -Khatji: The Goddess's Supreme Form -- The Unmanifest (Niskala) Transcendent -- The Three Forms of the Goddess

according to the Kubjikanityahnikatilaka -- Kubjika's Six Faces and Limbs -- Uppermost Face - Para -- Upper and
Eastern Face -- Malini and Siddhayogesvari -- Malini -- Trikhanda -- the Samaya Vidya -- The Southern Face - Kali - Northern Face - Tripurabhairavi -- Nityaklinna - The Triadic Goddess of the Yoni -- The Western Face: Carcika and
Mahalaksmi -- Conclusion
Chapter Five: The Early Development of Kaulism and the Emergence of the Kubjika Tantras
Tantracara and Kulacara -- The Yoginikula and the Siddhakaula -- Akula, Kula and Kaula -- Hymn to Kula and Kaula
-- The Srikrama -- The Worship of the Krama -- The Division into Amnayas -- Matsyendranatha and the Purvamnaya
-- The Legend of Matsyendranatha -- Kula in relation to Kaula -- The Currents of Scripture, Doctrine (darsana) and
Kaula Traditions (amnaya) -- Darsana -- Simhadarsana -- The Six Darsanas -- The Four Amnayas: The Divisions of
the Kaula Traditions -- The Four Amnayas -- The Western Tradition (Pascimamnaya) -- The Eastern Tradition
(Purvamnaya) -- The Southern Tradition (Daksinamnaya) -- The Northern Tradition (Uttaramnaya) -- Conclusion
Chapter Six: The Teachers and Lineages of the Kubjika Tantras
Santana -- Anvaya -- Gotra -- Grha -- Ovalli and Oli -- The Currents of Teachers -- The Currents of the Transmission
of the Kubjika Tantras -- The Divine Current of the Eighteen Siddhas and the Convention of the Flowers -Navatman - The First Siddha -- The Gurukramasutra - The Inner Teacher - Sakta and Sambhava -- The Niskala
Form of Srinatha -- Navatman -- The Three Lineages -- The Lineage of the Eldest -- The Middle Lineage -- The
Lineage of the Youngest -- The Three Sacred Seats and the Fourth -- The Three Lineages and the Triple Purity -The Three Lineages of the Three Lineages -- The Four Siddhas and the Three Lineages -- The First Siddha: The
Creation of the World and the Birth of Mitranatha -- The Birth and Exploits of Vrksanatha, the Lord of the Tree -The Exploits of Tusninatha, the Silent Lord -- The Nine Nathas and Sixteen Siddhas, Prototypes of the Siddhas and
Teachers -- The Teachers according to the Kularatnoddyota, The Triadic Universe and the Three Lineages -- The
Kulakaulinimata and the Later Tradition -- The First Table of the Nine Nathas -- The Second Table of Nine Nathas -Third Table of Nine Nathas -- Hagiographics of the Nine Nathas -- The Sixteen Siddhas -- The First Table of the
Sixteen Siddhas -- The Second Table of The Sixteen Siddhas -- Legends of the Sixteen Siddhas -- The Disciples of
the Sixteen Siddhas -- The Lineages and Siddhas according to the Second Recension of the Yogakhanda -- The
Divine Current (Divyaugha) -- The Divine-cum-Mortal Current -- The Current of the Siddhas (Siddhaugha) -- The
Hagiographies of the Siddhas -- The Siddha Trivikrama -- The Siddha Pippalinatha -- The Siddha Bauddhadeva -The Siddha Amsadeva -- Conclusion
Appendix

I:

The

Mayastava

Appendix II: The Gurumandala


The Gurumandala according to the Kubjikamata -- The Gurumandala according to the Yogakhanda -- The
Gurumandala according to the Tika -- The Nine Bhairavas -- The Nine Mandalas of Navatman -- The Sambhava
Siddhas -- The Divine Current - The Sequence of the Bliss of the Command and the Eighteen Nathas -- The
Gurumandala according to the Srimatottara -- The Purification of the Elements -- The Worship of the Teachers in the
Nine Lotuses -- The Siddha Teachers -- The Triple Purification (trisuddhi) -- The Convention of the Eighteen Flowers
-- The Nine Nathas -- The Sixteen Nathas
Contents of Volume Three of the Introduction
Contents
Chapter Seven: The Manthanabhairavatantra, origin structure and development
The Mata and Matas -- The Descent of the Scripture -- The Worship of the Scripture -- The Yogapitha -- Traditional
Accounts of the Origin of the Scriptures and the Manthanabhairavatantra -- The Scripture of a Billion Verses
(satakoti)

--

The

Khatjinimata

--

The

Laksapadadhika

--

the

Mata

of

125,000

verses

--

The

Caturvimsatisahasrasamhita - the Scripture of Twenty-Four Thousand Verses -- The Srimata and the Kubjikamata -The Kulalikamata -- The Saptakoti -- the Scripture of Seventy Million Verses -- The Uttarasatka and Parasatkavatara
-- The second version of the Sutra concerning the Descent into the World of the Scripture (Agamavatarasutra) -The Scripture of Twenty-four Thousand Verses and the Kubjikamata -- The Structure of the Manthanabhairavatantra

-- The Three Sections (khanda) of the Manthanabhairavatantra -- The Yogakhanda -- The Sutras of the
Manthanabhairavatantra and its Divisions -- The Structure of Colophons of the Manthanabhairavatantra and its
Divisions -- The Structure and Recensions of the Yogakhanda -- A Summary of the First Recension of the
Yogakhanda -- The Second Recension of the Yogakhanda -- Summary of Contents -- The Siddhakhanda -- A
Summary of the Siddhakhanda -- The Hymns of the Siddhakhanda -- The Kumarikakhanda -- The Contents and
Structure of the Kumarikakhanda -- The Deccan, Konkana and Candrapura -- The Muslim Presence and the Shift to
Konkana -- The Muslim Invasions Konkana and its Capital Candrapura -- The Presence of the Kubjika cult in South
India and Elsewhere -- The Kubjika Corpus -- The Kubjikamata and related Tantras -- The Laghvikamnaya and the
Kubjikamata -- The Satsahasrasamhita and the Srimatottara -- The Srimatottara -- The Goraksasamhita -- The
Satsahasrasamhita

--

Additions

in

the

Satsahasrasamhita

to

the

Text

of

the

Kubjikamata

--

The

Manthanabhairavatantra of Twenty-four Thousand Verses and related Tantras -- The Kulakaulinimata -- The
Ambamatasamhita -- Independent Kubjika Tantras -- The Kularatnoddyota -- Summary of the Contents of the
Kularatnoddyota -- Paramesvarimatatantra -- Minor Texts -- Canonical Works -- The Nigudhajtanasadbhavatantra -The Kulamularatnapatcakavatara -- The Kubikopanisad -- The Kubjikatantra -- Short Tracts -- The Siddhapatcasika - The Kramasutradhikara -- The Two Srimatasaras -- The Srimatasarasamgraha -- The Srimatasara -- The
Citcinimatasarasamuccaya -- Commentaries -- The Tika, otherwise called Vidhana, by Rupasiva -- The Vyakhya on
the Satsahasrasamhita -- The Samvartarthaprakasa -- The Bhaktibodha -- Liturgies -- The Nityahnikatilaka -- Newar
Liturgies
Contents of Volume One of Text and Translation
Contents
Concerning

the

Edition

CHAPTER ONE: Srinatha's Inquiry


The Samvartamandalasutra -- Srinatha's questions concerning the Samvartamandalasutra
CHAPTER TWO: The Response to the Inquiry
The one who acts within the Mandala and the Mandala -- The Power of Bliss, the Goddess in the Mandala -- The
Transmission, the Groups of Four, Five, Six, Four, Five and Four -- The Six Modalities of the Goddess and
Mulanatha, the Root Lord -- The Consecration, the Clan -- The Eight Deities, the Gesture -- The Three Transmissions
and the Deity of the Transmission -- The City of the Moon, Srinatha -- The Divine Current: the Transmission of the
Eighteen -- The Couple, the Three Siddhas -- Vrksanatha, the Nine and Sixteen Siddhas -- The Body (pinda) and the
Fifty Clans of the Wave of Sonic Energy -- Siva, the Plane of Repose, Realisation, Authority and the Goddess of the
Transmission -- Bhairava and Kaulisa, the Four Siddhas
CHAPTER THREE: Daksa's Curse and Grace
The Goddess's Linga: The Triangle in the Centre -- Srikantha speaks with the Goddess -- More Concerning the
Triangle in the Centre -- Bhairava and Bhairavi in the Centre -- Vakra, the Goddess Moon, the Linga, the City of the
Moon and the Transmissions -- The Goddess, the teacher in the City of the Moon, instructs -- Srikantha -- The
Goddess's Previous Life and the Destruction of Daksa's sacrifice -- Daksa's Stavaraja -- The Six Wheels -- The Gods,
Colours and Letters of the Six Wheels -- The Yoginis in the Six Wheels -- The Play of the Full and the New Moon -The Voids of the Wheels -- The Void of the Wheel of the Command -- The Void of the Wheel of the Foundation -The Void of the Wheel of the Navel, the Void of the Wheel of the Heart -- The Void of the Wheel of the Throat, the
Void of the Wheel of the Palate -- The Benefits (phalasruti), Daksa's Repentance and Forgiveness -- The Goddess's
Self-immolation, re-birth, marriage and the god's enlightenment
CHAPTER FOUR: Concerning the Malinistavaraja
Srikantha declares his Devotion to the Goddess and implores her for the Teachings -- The Hymn to Malini - the
Malinistava -- Benefits of the Hymn and Admonition to Secrecy -- The Goddess Bursts out of the Linga and graces
the God
CHAPTER FIVE: Srinatha's Consecration with the Command (ajtabhiseka)

The God Seeks to Persuade the Goddess to Accept Him as Her Disciple -- The God Praises the Goddess in the Linga
-- The Emergence of the Goddess from the Linga and the God's Empowerment -- The Goddess's Teaching -- The
God's Consecration -- The Hymn of Twelve Verses
CHAPTER SIX: The Pervasion of Srinatha's Sacred Seat of the Command (ajtapitha)
The Goddess's Contemplation in the Cave of the Linga and Her Emergence from It -- The Five Sacred Seats, their
Inhabitants and Bhairava's -- Consecration in Each One, Odidiyana Bhairava meets the Goddess -- The Sacred Tree,
the Fifty Rudras -- The Three Trees, Vellakas and Attendants, Karavira - the Cremation Ground -- Khecari - the
Gesture, the Goddess and God of the Sacred Seat -- The Twenty Sages, Jalandhara -- Bhairava worships the
Goddess in the Shade of the Bilva Tree -- The Fifty Heroes -- The Six Female Attendants, the Three Male Servants -Lakuta - The Cremation Ground, the Three Gestures, the Yogi and the Yogini -- The Twelve Sages, Purnagiri,
Samarika - the Goddess of the Sacred Seat -- Bhairava's Initiation -- The Fifty Bhairavas -- The Three Goddesses,
Maids and Attendents -- Khecara - the Hidden Sacred Seat, Uddamara - the Cremation Ground -- The Ten Sages -Kamarupa, Kamesvari, Her Attendents and the Kadamba Tree -- Bhairava receives the Alchemical Pill -- The Fifty
Rasasiddhas -- The Six Female Attendents and the Three Male Servants -- Kamarupaka, Ucchusma, the secret seat,
the secret couple, the Siddha and the Gesture -- Atavimukha - the Cremation Ground, the Field and the Seat -- The
Eight Rsis, Tisra - The Sacred Seat of the Future -- Conclusion: in praise of the four sacred seats and admonitions -In Praise of the Sacred Seats -- The Remaining Sacred Sites
CHAPTER SEVEN: The Authority of the Goddess in the Venerable City of the Moon
The Descent of the Scripture, the Western House -- The Forty-eight Siddhas, the Forty-eight Yoginis -- Mahantarika
the Vidya and Kaulini the Command in the Centre of the Triangle -- The City of the Moon conjoined with the Twelve
Verses and the Path of the Moon -- The Lineages of Siddhas, the Three Siddhas, the Nine Siddhas -- The Convention
of the Flowers - the Eighteen Siddhas -- The Nine Siddhas -- The Sixteen Siddhas, the Three Lineages of the Sixteen
Siddhas -- The Locations of the Nine Siddhas in the Body -- The Location of the Sixteen Siddhas in the Body -- The
Three Lineages -- Conclusion
Contents of the Notes of Volume One
Contents
Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter One -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter One -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of
Chapter Two -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Two -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Three -- Notes of
the Translation of Chapter Three -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Four -- Notes of the Translation of
Chapter Four -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Five -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Five -- Notes of
the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Six -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Six -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter
Seven

--

Notes

of

the

Translation

of

Chapter

Seven

Diagrams
1. The Goddess's Abode
Contents of Volume Two of Text and Translation
Contents
CHAPTER EIGHT: The Extraction of the Vidya according to the Teaching Concerning the Meruprastara
The Code of the Letters -- The Extraction of Kubjika's Thirty-two Syllable Vidya -- The Five Pranavas: the Kauliki
Vidyas -- Kulesvari Vidya (AIM), Mahamaya Vidya (HRIM) -- Samkari Vidya (SRIM), Khecari Vidya (KHPHREM),
Bhairavi Vidya -- (HSRAU-UM) -- The Five Lettered Kaulika Vidya -- The Five Pranavas and the Five Sacred Seats
CHAPTER NINE: The Consciousness of the Vidya according to its Divisions as Full and the Rest.
The Peak Syllable of the Goddess, the Six With Support -- The Six Without Support -- The Five Pranavas -- The
Vidya of Thirty-two Syllables in Sixteen Parts -- An Explanation of the Thirty-two -- Syllable Vidya, Application and
Modifications
CHAPTER TEN: A Description of the Glory of the Vidya
The Fixing and Release of the Vidya -- The Vidya of Thirty-two Syllables in Eight Parts -- The Division and Deposition

of the Limbs and Faces of the Vidya -- The Visualization of the Goddess's Faces and Limbs -- The Glory of the Vidya
CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Way to Offer Libation (argha) and Repeat the Vidya
The Sequence of the Goddesses of the Letters and their Deposition -- The Deposition of the Peak syllable
(HSKHPHREM) -- The Fashioning of the Mandala and the Offering of Libation (argha) -- The Repetition of the Vidya
with the aid of the Left Hand -- The Benefits of Reciting the Vidya
CHAPTER TWELVE: The Glory of the Vidya
The Benefits of Reciting the Vidya -- Reasons for the Failure of the Vidya
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Concerning the Destruction of Impurity
Supreme Siva -- Bondage and the Nature of Impurity (mala) -- The Burning Away of Impurity, -- Merger of the
Principles of Existence and Liberation -- The Merger of the Twenty-four Principles into one another -- The Rise of
Kundalini and the Destruction of Maya -- The Nature of Karma, its Destruction and Entry into Nirvana -- The
Destruction of the Threefold Impurity and Maturation of Karma by means of the Rise of Kundalini and the
Transmission (krama) -- The Consecration of the Command: The Devyakramasutra -- The Ascent and Descent of
Kundalini
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Concerning (Kaula) Conduct (carya)
The Vow of Knowledge (vidyavrata) -- The Insignia, appearance, garments, ornaments and weapons of the observer
of the Vow of Knowledge -- The Ornaments -- The Matted Hair, the Shaved Head, the Topknot, the Ashes, the
Nakedness, the Vow of Celibacy -- The Bathing, the Chowrie, the Bark Clothing, the Ornaments -- The Vow of
Knowledge and the Vidya -- The Red Clothing -- The Duration of the Observance and its Fruits -- The Places to
Observe the Vow, the Cremation Ground -- The Forest, the Well, the Garden, the Temple, the King and his Palace -The Mountain Peak, the Crossing of Four Roads, the Triple Path, the Village, the Highway, the Shore of the Ocean -The River, the Confluence, the Bank of the River, the Solitary Tree, the Solitary Linga -- The Bunch of Flowers
(sanda), the Eight Sacred Fields -- The Inner Attributes of the Ascetic, the Ascetic's Staff -- The Vow of Silence, the
Wandering Life, the Hand Drum, the Fetter, the Sword -- The Trident, the Shield, the Arrow, the Knife, the Goad -The Pestle, the Bow, the Flat Knife, the Mace, the Javelin, the Stick -- The Waterpot, the Kaula Consorts
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: About the Section (of the Scripture) Concerning (Kaula) Conduct (caryapada)
Kaula Consorts, the Mother, the Daughter, the Sister -- The Twin Sister (sahaja), the Last Born, the Washerwoman,
the Leatherworker, the Sweeper, the First-born -- The Vratasutra: The Observance of the Vow (vratacarya) in the
Four Lineages -- The Vow of the Transmission of the Skyfarers -- The Vow of the Transmission of the Aged -- The
Vow of the Transmission of the Youth -- The Vow of the Transmission of the Child -- The Conduct of the Night
(nisacara) -- Conclusion and Benefits
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: The Section Concerning the Vidya
The Secret Language of the Mantras of the Eight Mothers -- The Eight Mothers -- The Sutra of the Octad of Kula
(kulastakasutra) -- The Pithastava: A Hymn to the Sixty-four Sacred Seats -- The Hymn to the Sixty-Four Sacred
Seats -- The Last Ten Sites -- The Ritual
Contents of the Notes of Volume Two
Contents
Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Eight -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Eight -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text
of Chapter Nine -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Nine -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Ten -- Notes of
the Translation of Chapter Ten -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Eleven -- Notes of the Translation of the
Chapter Eleven -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Twelve -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Twelve -Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Thirteen -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Thirteen -- Notes of the
Sanskrit Text of Chapter Fourteen -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Fourteen -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of
Chapter Fifteen -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Fifteen -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Sixteen -Notes

of

the

Translation

of

Chapter

Sixteen

Appendix

I:

The

Code

of

Fifty

Letters

Appendix II: The Main Forms of the Kubjika's Samaya Vidya -- The Thirty-two Forms of the Vidya
Appendix III: The Six Dutis of Kubjika's Limbs
Kalika -- the Duti of the Heart -- Justacandali -- the Duti of the Head -- Sikhasvacchanda -- the Deity of the
Topknot -- Siva -- the Duti of the Armour -- Raktacamunda -- the Duti of the Eye -- Guhyakali -- the Duti of the
Weapon -- The Tantras related to the Six Dutis
Appendix

IV:

The

Deposition

and

Appendix

Goddesses

of

Kubjika's

Vidya

Appendix VI: The Principles of Passion, Poison and the Stainless


The Stainless (niratjana) -- The Principle of Poison -- The Principle of Passion
Appendix

VII

Appendix VIII: The Hymn to the Sacred Seats


The Twenty-four Sites according to Tantrasadbhava -- The Twenty-four sites according to the Amnayamanjari -- The
Remaining Forty Sites according to the Ambamatasamhita -- The Last Ten Sites of the Pithastava of the
Ambamatasamhita
Contents of Volume Three of Text and Translation
Contents
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Venerable Sutra of the Lineage (srisantanasutra)
The Sixteen Conventions -- The Path of Meru, the Deity of the Lineage -- Omkara and the Two Siddhas, the Cave
Dwelling, the Kadamba Tree, the Convention of the Lion -- The House of the City of the Moon -- The Division of the
Churning Bhairava -- The Clan and Path of the Left -- The Sign of Accomplishment -- Authority, Brahma's Stone of
Birth, stability in Kamarupa, fame of the Tamarind Tree -- The Ocean, conclusion
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The Deposition of Malini
Preamble -- The Deposition of Malini onto the Body -- The Goddesses of the Letters of the Malini Alphabet -- The
Arousal of Malini's Energy and the Destruction of Karma -- Malini's Limbs and Faces -- Conclusion: The Benefits
CHAPTER NINETEEN: The Assembly of Sounds (sabdarasi)
Preamble: Theological Considerations and Yogic Practice -- The Deposition of the Assembly of Sounds -- The Six
Faces and Limbs of the Assembly of Sounds -- Concerning Navatman -- The Deposition of Navatman on the Body
CHAPTER TWENTY: Concerning the Triple Vidya
Preamble -- The Extraction of the Parapara Vidya -- The Apara Vidya -- The Para Vidya -- HSRAUM
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: The Five Principles
The Formation of the Aghoryastaka Vidya -- The Eight Seed-syllables of the Vidya, Mahendra, Prasadabhairava and
the Void, sound, Kaulini, Kalagni -- The City of Maharudra, Yogini, the Deposition of the Vidya on the Body -- The
Deposition of the Five Pranavas in the Five Sacred Seats of the Wheels in the Body
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: Concerning Sodha
The Deposition of Sodha in Twelve Divisions
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: Concerning Tadgraha and the Samaya Vidya
The Formation of Tadgraha Mantra -- Konkana -- the Samaya Vidya of Pithesvari -- Benefits, ritual application and
admonitions -- The Kaulika deposition of the Vidya
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: The Casket of the Sixfold Deposition
The Creation and the Production of the Primordial Sound -- The Vidya called Twelve Verses -- The Seed-syllables
linked to the Vidya called Twelve Verses -- The First Syllable -- The Bhairavi Vidya -- Bhairava (HSRUAUM), Khecari
Vidya (KHPHREM), Sankari Vidya -- (HSRIM), Raudri (HRIM) -- Kaulini (AIM), the Twelve Yoginis of the Twelve
Verses and the Deposition on the Twelve Limbs -- The Deposition of the Enclosure of the Field -- The Deposition of

the Triple Authority -- The Deposition of the Five Jewels


CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: The Fifty (Verses) concerning Kula
Preamble, the Six Wheels, the Wheel of the Foundation, the Wheel of the Self-supported -- The Wheel of the City of
Gems, the Wheel of Unstruck Sound, the Pure Wheel, the Wheel of the Command, the Circle of the Void -- The
Sixteen Supports -- The Three Signs, the Five Voids, the Five Siddhas -- The Nine Kulas
CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: The Root Sutra and the Hymn to Maya
Preamble, the Root Sutra -- The Wisdom Sutra: An Explanation of the Root Sutra -- The First Sequence of Twentyeight -- The Second Sequence of Twenty-Eight, Concerning the Great Linga -- the triangular, Divine Mandala in the
Body -- The Mayastava
CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: The Mandala of the Transmission (kramamandala) and the Mandala of the Teachers
(gurumandala)
The Mandala of the Teachers -- The Inner Worship of the Mandala of the Teachers -- The Kramamandala -- The
Depositions of the Three Transmissions -- The Depositions of the Transmission of the Aged -- The Depositions of the
Transmission of the Youth -- The Depositions of the Transmission of the Child -- The Worship of the Transmission
(kramarcana), the First Vessel -- the Skull, the Second Vessel, the Third Vessel -- The Rosary of the Hand
CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: The Authority of the Triple Transmission
Preamble, the Transmission of the Aged, the Group of Four Sacred Seats -- The Pentad of Space, the Hexad of the
Command -- The Pentad called Beginningless, the Triple Thorn, the Conventions, the Group of Four Sacred Seats
and Goddesses -- The Pentad of Space, the Hexad of the Command, the Four Siddhas -- The Middle Lineage and the
Transmission of the Youth -- The Transmission of the Child -- The Four Sacred Seats, the Hexad of Knowledge -The Pentad of Mahantari, the Triad of Siddhas -- The Importance of Worshipping the Triple Transmission (srikrama)
-- The Four Transmissions and their Origins -- The Arising of the Triple Transmission -- The Octad of Kula,
conclusion
CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: The Sutra of the Teaching concerning the Visualization of the Goddess's Form
Hymn to the Goddess Kubjika -- The Visualization of the Twelve-armed Form of the Goddess Kubjika -- The
Goddess's Six Faces and Six Limbs, the Goddess's Six Limbs, the Five Elements in the Goddess's Body and
Conclusion
CHAPTER THIRTY: The Prescribed way of Writing and Explaining the Scripture
The Copying and Worship of the Scripture -- The Kula with Six Parts -- the Convention Concerning the Thunderbolt - The Body as the Tree, the Language of the Scripture, the Oral Tradition and Admonishments -- The Descent of the
Scriptures -- The Worship, Writing, Protection and Efficacy of the Srimata
Contents of the Notes of Volume Three
Contents
Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Seventeen -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Seventeen -- Notes of the
Sanskrit Text of Chapter eighteen -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Eighteen -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of
Chapter Nineteen -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Nineteen -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Twenty -Notes of the Translation of Chapter Twenty -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Twenty-one -- Notes of the
Translation of Chapter Twenty-one -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Twenty-two -- Notes of the Translation
of Chapter Twenty-two -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Twenty-three -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter
Twenty-three -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Twenty-four -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Twentyfour -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Twenty-five -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Twenty-five -- Notes
of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Twenty-six -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Twenty-six -- Notes of the Sanskrit
Text of Chapter Twenty-seven -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Twenty-seven -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of
Chapter Twenty-eight -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Twenty-eight -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter
Twenty-nine -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Twenty-nine -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Thirty --

Notes

of

the

Translation

of

Chapter

Thirty

Appendix I The Forty-seven Depositions of the Siddhakhanda


The Nyasasutra
Appendix II The Deposition of the Malini Alphabet according to Chapter Five of the Ambamatasamhita
Appendix
Appendix

III
IV

The
Comparative

Fifty
Chart

Yoginis
of

the

of

the

Malini

Order

Malini
of

the

Alphabet
Alphabet

Appendix V The Assembly of Sounds


The Production of the Assembly of Sounds from the Meruprastara
Appendix VI The Fifty Bhairavas of the Assembly of Sound
Appendix VII A Comparative Chart of the Contents of the Assembly of Sounds
Appendix VIII The Krama and its Worship
Appendix IX The Krama of the Srimatottara The Krama of Twenty-eight expounded in the commentary of the
Srimatottara on the Samvartasutra
Appendix X The Worship of the Scripture
Contents of Volume Four of Text and Translation
Contents
CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: The Initiation by Piercing (vedhadiksa)
Initiation and Initiates -- The Four Types of Initiate, types of Initiation by Piercing, varieties of the Lower Piercing,
the Piercing with Mantra -- The Piercing with the Drop, the Piercing with Energy, the Piercing with the Snake -- The
Supreme Piercing -- Varieties of the Upper Piercing, entry Through the Cavity of Brahma, entry through the Beak of
the Crow -- Kundalini -- Another Ascent, the Navel, the Heart, the Throat, the End of the Twelve and Ultimate
Realisation -- The Fruits of Attainment -- The Nine forms of the First Teacher and the Lineages of Teachers -- The
Fruits of Attainment (continued), the Contemplation of Energy -- The Initiation by Piercing Devoid of Outer Means -The Sambhava Piercing -- The Practice of the Moving Wheel (calacakra) -- Conclusion -- The Evils at the End of the
Age of Strife
CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO: The Characteristic Signs of Teachers and Disciples
The Arising of the Years (abdodaya) -- True and False Teachers and Disciples -- The False Teacher -- The True
Teacher -- The True Disciple
CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE: Concerning the Initiation with Seed
The Initiation that bestows the Yoga of the Command -- Varieties of the Initiation by Piercing, the Consecration of
the Flower, the Consecration of the Conch, the Sign of the Balance -- Three kinds of Initiation by Piercing, the
Individual (anava) Initiation, piercing by Touch, mental Piercing -- Initiation by Sight, the Empowered (sakta)
Initiation, the Arduous Initiation by the Gaze -- The Five Signs of Attainment of the Empowered Initiation -- The
Sambhava Initiation, initiation by Means of the Six Paths -- The Construction of the Pavilion for the Sriyaga -- The
Selection of the Disciples -- The Sriyaga -- Entry into the Pavilion and Fire Offerings -- Libations and Food Offerings,
the Stick for the Teeth -- Prognostication of the Disciple's Dreams, the Drawing of the Mandala -- The Drawing of
the Lotus -- Initiation by Means of the Letters -- Initiation by Means of the Thirty-six Principles -- The Path of the
Forces (kaladhvan) -- The Nature of Impurity, Karma and Maya -- The Disjunction and Paralysis of the Fetters
CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR: The Teaching Concerning the Offering to the Fire
Preamble -- The Sacrifice to the Fire for Regular (nitya) and Occasional (naimittika) Rites -- The Construction and
Purification of the Fire Altar, Sacrificial Area and the Introduction of the Fire -- The Rites of Passage (samskara) of
the Fire -- Impregnation (garbhadhana) -- The Parting of the Hair (simantonnayana) -- Placing the Fire Before the
Teacher (sanmukhikarana) -- The Purification of the Newborn Child -- The Thirty-Two Principles -- The Consecration
of the Name -- The First Feeding of Solid Food (annaprasana) -- The Tonsure (cudakarman) -- The Investiture of the
Sacred Thread (upanayana) -- The Purification of the Fire Pit -- The Offering to the Fire with the Five Pranavas and
Location in the Directions -- The Guardians of the Quarters -- The Eight Rites of Purification and the Five Faces of

the Fire -- The Purification of the Self, the Descent of the Vidya and the Rise of Kundalini -- The Completion of the
Purification with the Fire Offering to the Vidya -- The Offerings to the Fire, their Number, Benefits and Timings -The Substances Offered to the Fire -- The Fire Offering for the Occasional Rites
CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE: The Emanation of the Triple Division and its Authority
The Emanation of the Triangle of the Sacred Seats -- The Projection of the Sacred Seats into the Wheels (cakra) of
the Body -- Omkara -- the End of the Twelve -- Oddiyana -- The Half Moon -- The Cavity of the Palate -- Jalandhara
(Anahata) -- Purnagiri (Manipurna) -- Kamarupa (adhara) -- A Description of the Six Wheels and the Triangle
Beyond -- The Nine Powers, the Eleven Rudranis, the One, Two, Three, Four and Eight Energies -- The Eleven
Rudranis -- The One Division, the Two Divisions, the Three Divisions -- The Four and the Eight -- The Four, Five, Six
and Triple Aspects of the Divine Current of the Eighteenfold Transmission, the Five States, the Sixfold Form -- The
Triad, the Six Goddesses in the Three Seats, the Four Yoginis
CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX: The Competence for Knowledge and Wisdom
Maintaining and Cultivating the Liberated State -- Serving and Worshipping the Teachers

-- The Supreme Yoga --

The Rise of Kundalini and the Six Wheels -- The Wheel of the Foundation -- The Wheel of the Self-Supported and
the Wheel of the City of Gems -- The Wheel of Unstruck Sound -- Hamsa: the Pure Principle -- The Wheel of the
Command
CHAPTER

THIRTY-SEVEN:

The

Practice

of

the

Rule

(samayacara)

CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT: The Root Sutra which is the Womb (yoni) of the Ocean of the Kula Tradition Khagesi,
Kubjika,

Savari

and

Vakrika

CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE: Concerning the Pure Division (vimalabheda)


Srinatha meets the Goddess surrounded by her host -- The Higher Groups of Six (uttarasatka) -- the Formation of
the Yoni (bhagodaya) and the Emergence of the Triangle, the Hexagram and the Centre -- The Eight Mothers and
the Origin of the Scripture -- The Projection of the Transmissions, their Contents and Groups of Six -- The Location
of the Kulakrama in the Six Wheels -- The Six Groups in the Four Transmissions, the Transmission of the Child, the
Transmission of the Youth, the Transmission of the Skyfarers -- The Transmission of the Aged -- The Nine
Conventions
CHAPTER FORTY: Concerning the Venerable Knowledge
Preamble -- The Upward Movement (uccara) and the Development (pravrtti) of the Energies, Vital Forces and the
Merger of the Causal Lords -- Spiral, left Line, straight line, triangle -- The Relationship between Siva and Sakti -The Abandoning of the Five Causal Lords -- The Knot of Brahma, Visnu (Kesava), Rudra, Isvara and Sadasiva -Establishment in Sound and the Rise of Kundalini -- Established in Energy -- The Unfolding States and Powers of
Raudri, Jyestha, Vama and Ambika -- Establishment in Non-being and One's Own Nature
CHAPTER FORTY-ONE: The Fitness to Practice Yoga
Apophansis, Detachment from the Opposites and the Realisation of Non-duality -- The Yoga of Tranqility -- Grasping
Kundalini, the Wheels of the Letters, Merger in the Transmental and Pervasion
CHAPTER FORTY-TWO: The Sutra of the Sequence of Emanation
The Third Root Sutra -- The Sutra of the Srikrama -- The Sutra of the Sequence of Emanation (Srstikramasutra) -Oddiyana (Kala), Kamarupa (Bindu), Jalandhara (Nadanta), Purnagiri -- (Mantrapitha), the Secret Names of the
Seats, Oddiyana Jalandhara, Purnagiri, Kamarupa, the Language on the Path of Kula, the Group of Eight Codes -The Sixty-eight Codes -- The meeting of Siddhas and Yoginis. The Language of Gestures -- The Triangle of Letters
and their Projection into the Six Wheels -- The Kulacarya
CHAPTER FORTY-THREE: The Sutra of the Descent (of the Teachers) in the Four Ages
The Descent of the Teacher in the First Age -- The Descent of the Teacher in the Second Age -- The Descent of the
Teacher in the Third Age -- The Descent of the Teacher in the Fourth Age
CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR: The Emanation of the Srikrama

The Arising of the Transmission (kramodaya) in Twenty-eight Parts -- The Four Sacred Seats -- The Five Goddesses,
the Six Wheels and the Six Yoginis -- The Five Jewels, the Eight Mothers and the Eightfold Goddess -- The Sonic
Body of the God -- The Goddess -- Womb of the Universe and the Letters -- Admonitions to Secrecy and to the
Practice of Moral Discipline -- Obeiscence to the First Lord -- Adinatha
CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE: The Casket of the Transmissions
The Sutra concerning the First Descent of the Tradition (adyavatarasutra) -- The Path of Flight and the Sixfold Kula
Taught in the Language of the Kula, the teaching concerning Kula (kulamnaya) -- The Krama (kramamnaya) of
Twenty-Seven of theYouth -- The Pithamnaya -- the Transmission of the Child -- The Kaula Teachings of Sadyojata
CHAPTER FORTY-SIX: The Glory of Emission (viksepadhikaramahatmya)
The Contents of the Five Sacred Seats -- The Location of the Twenty-five Principles in the Five Sacred Seats -- The
Location of the Five Brahmas in the Five Sacred Seats -- The Five Gestures in the Five Sacred Seats -- The Colour
and Motion of the Five Seats -- The Cosmic Ages, the Teaching of the Three Trees, the Five Siddhas -- The Legend
of Siddhanatha, the First Siddha -- The Nine Nathas -- The Legend of Siddhanatha continued -- The Boon of the
Heroes Drink -- the Sacrificial Wine and its Glory -- The Sixteen Siddhas, the Sixteen Divine Siddhas -- The Sixteen
Human Siddhas -- The Thirty-five Consorts of the Nathas, the Thirty-five Nathas -- The Five Siddhas, the Five
Nathas of the Sacred Seats, Pingala, Mitranatha -- Kamarupa, Caryanatha -- Jalandhara, Sasthanatha -- Purnagiri
Oddisanatha -- Oddiyana, the Nine Nathas -- The Sixteen Nathas of the Sixteen Supports Srinatha -- The Places
where Initiates Reside and Received Initiation -- The Glory of Wine and Liquor -- The Sixty-four Yoginis -- The SixtyFour Names of the Sacrificial Drink -- The Five Lustrations (tarpana), the Fruits
CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN: The Description of the Practice of the Rule
The Visualized Form of Vatuka -- The Fifty Guardians of the Field (Ksetrapala) -- Initiatory Names -- The Practice of
the Rule (samayacara)
Contents of the Notes of Volume Four
Contents
Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Thirty-one -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Thirty-one -- Notes of the Sanskrit
Text of Chapter Thirty-two -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Thirty-two -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter
Thirty-three -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Thirty-three -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Thirty-four - Notes of the Translation of Chapter Thirty-four -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Thirty-five -- Notes of the
Translation of Chapter Thirty-five -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Thirty-six -- Notes of the Translation of
Chapter Thirty-six -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Thirty-seven -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter
Thirty-seven -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Thirty-eight -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Thirty-eight
-- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Thirty-nine -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Thirty-nine -- Notes of the
Sanskrit Text of Chapter Forty -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Forty -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter
Forty-one -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Forty-one -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Forty-two -Notes of the Translation of Chapter Forty-two -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Forty-three -- Notes of the
Translation of Chapter Forty-three -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Forty-four -- Notes of the Translation of
Chapter Forty-four -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Forty-five -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Fortyfive -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Forty-six -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Forty-six -- Notes of the
Sanskrit

Text

of

Chapter

Forty-seven

--

Notes

of

the

Translation

of

Chapter

Forty-seven

Appendix I: The Sixteen Consecrations of the Command


The First Consecration of the Command -- The Little Sleeping Man -- Auspicious things seen in a dream -Inauspicious things seen in a dream -- Prognosis by means of a Stick -- The Third Consecration: During the Bath -The Fourth Consecration -- The Fifth Consecration: The Waving of Lamps -- The Sixth Consecration: The Binding of
the Blindfold -- The Seventh Consecration in front of the Door -- The Eighth Consecration at the End of the
Salutation -- The Ninth Consecration of the Command after the Circumabulation -- The Tenth Consecration -- The
Initiation by means of the Thirty-six Principles -- The One Hundered and Sixty-four Worlds -- The Worlds in

Pratistha Kala -- The Secret Group of Eight (guhyastaka) -- The Very Secret Group of Eight (atiguhyastaka) -- The
More Secret than Secret Group of Eight (guhyaguhyastaka) -- The Purifying Group of Eight (pavitrastaka) -- The
Group of Eight Divinities (devayonyastaka) -- The Octad of Yoga (yogastaka) -- The Path in Vidya Kala -- The
Twenty-seven worlds distributed in the nine Principles of Vidya Kala -- The Path in Santikala -- Initiation through the
Energies (Kaladiksa) -- The Initiation by Means of Nine Principles -- The Initiation by means of Five Principles -- The
Initiation by means of the Three Principles -- The Eleventh Consecration of the Command at the start of worship -The Twelfth Consecration: The Circle of the Teachers -- The Thirteenth Consecration: The Instruction -- The
Fourteenth Consecration of the Command: The Initiation of Purification in the Circle of Teachers -- The Fifteenth
Consecration: The Worship of the Sequence -- The Naming Ceremony -- The Spheres of the Six Groups of Six -- The
Initiation by Piercing -- The Sixteenth Consecration, the Consecration of Kula
Appendix II: The Six Paths
Appendix III
Appendix IV: The Secret Sign Language
Contents of Volume Five of Text and Translation
Contents
CHAPTER FORTY-EIGHT: The Kramasutra
The Generation of the Kramamandala and the Gurumandala -- The Generation and Worship of the Circle of Teachers
(Gurumandala) -- The Generation and Worship of the Mandalas of Vatuka and the Yogini -- The Preliminary Purifying
Depositions -- The Movement of the Vital Breath that Burns and Nourishes -- The Deposition on the Hands of the
Goddess's Faces and Limbs -- The Deposition of the Stick of the Limbs and Faces of the Goddess on the Body -The Sixfold Deposition -- The Sutra of the Teaching (Upadesasutra): -- The Generation and Worship of the
Kramamandala -- The Worship of the Gurumandala and the Guardians -- The Penetration of the Goddess into the
Body, the Rise of Kundalini and the Purifying Depositions -- The Kramamandala, Projection of the Mantras into it
and Worship -- The Deposition of the Faces and Limbs in the Hexagram
CHAPTER FORTY-NINE: The Sutra of the Visualization of the (Goddess's) Form for the Inner Sacrifice
The Inner Sacrifice (antaryaga): -- The Rise of Kundalini and the Inner Offerings -- The Bell, the Lamp and the
Sandalwood -- The Liquor, the Meat, visualization of Justacandalini Kubjika -- The Worship of the Transmission
(kramarcana)
CHAPTER FIFTY: The Sutra of the Srikrama
The Projection and Worship of the Transmission in the Body -- The Location of the Sequence of Twenty-Eight in the
Body -- The Location of the Four Sacred Seat -- The Location of the Group of Five -- The Location of the Hexad of
Knowledge, the Pentad of Yoginis and the Four Siddhas -- The Six Sections of the Mandala and the Faces and Limbs
of the Goddess -- The Location of the Eight Mothers in the Body -- The Location of the Nine and Sixteen Siddhas in
the Body -- The Location of the Twenty-eight Circles in the Body -- The Locations of the Sixty-four Yoginis and the
Eight Sacred Fields -- The Three Sections of Trikhanda
CHAPTER FIFTY-ONE: The Sutra of the Meruprastara consisting of the Fifty Sacred Seats
The Sutra of Twelve Verses concerning Vrksanatha (vrksadvadasikasutra) -- The Sutra of the Meruprastara -- The
Transmission of the Abyss (gahvarakrama) -- This is the Sequence of the Grid (gahvarakrama)
CHAPTER FIFTY-TWO: The Sutra of the First Lord (Adinathasutra)
The Nine Nathas of Navatman
CHAPTER FIFTY-THREE: The Sutra of the Lineage (Santanasutra)
The Santanasutra -- 1) The Path of Meru -- 2) The Deity of the Lineage -- 3) Omkara -- 4) the Two Siddhas -- 5)
The Cave Dwelling -- 6) The Kadamba Tree -- 7) the Convention of the Lion -- 8) The House of the City of the Moon
-- 9) the Division of the Churning Bhairava -- 10) the Clan -- 11) the Sign of Accomplishment -- 12) Authority -- 13)
Brahma's Stone of Birth -- 14) Stability in Kamarupa -- 15) the Fame of the Tamarind Tree -- 16) The Ocean

CHAPTER FIFTY-FOUR: The Sutra of the Five Pranavas (Patcapranavasutra)


The First Pranava -- Kamarupa, the Second Pranava -- Jalandhara, the Third Pranava -- Purnagiri -- The Fourth
Pranava -- Tisra, the Fifth Pranava -- Udyana
CHAPTER

FIFTY-FIVE:

The

Sutra

of

the

Prescribed

Procedure

for

the

mandala

to

be

Worshipped

(aradhyamandalavidhanasutra)
The Five Voids, the Drawing of the Mandala of the Elders
CHAPTER FIFTY-SIX: The Sutra of the Sixteen Siddhas
The Sixteen Siddhas as Sixteen Aspects of Realisation
CHAPTER FIFTY-SEVEN: The Plane of the Divine Current which is the Transmission beginning with the Transmental
The Eighteen Phases of the Divine Current, -- 1) Unmana - The Transmental (unmana), -- 2) Manonmani - Mind
Beyond Mind -- 3) Samana - The Equal One -- 4) Vyapini - The Pervasive One (vyapini) -- 5) Avyakta - The
Unmanifest (Sambhavi) -- 6) Nandini -- 7) Manthana -- 8) Heruka -- 9) Ksuradhara -- 10) Samayaksi -- 11)
Kalakarsi -- 12) Mother Kuja -- 13) Aghora -- 14) Mahesvari -- 15) Ekavira -- 16) Karankini -- 17) Carcika -- 18)
Srinatha -- The Contemplation of Non-being, the Divine Current and the Goddess -- The Eighteen Phases of the
Divine Current -- 1) The Transmental (unmana) -- 2) Mind Beyond Mind (manonma) -- 3) The Equal One (samana)
-- 4) The Pervasive One (vyapini) -- 5) Sambhavi -- 6) Nadini -- 7) Manthana -- 8) Heruka -- 9) Bhasa -- 10)
Jambhala -- 11) Kalakarsi -- 12) Catcala -- 13) Aghora -- 14) Trailokya -- 15) Ekavira -- 16) Karankini -- 17)
Carcika -- 18) Srinatha -- The Churning of the Ocean of Letters, the Doomsday Fire and the Scripture -- The
Eighteen Lords of the Divine Current
CHAPTER FIFTY-EIGHT: The Explanation of the Root Sutra
The YoniLinga, Bhagisa Linga -- The syllable AIM as the Root Sutra -- The Root Energy and the Wheel of the Three
Energies, Brahmani, Vaisnavi and Raudri, Raudri, Jyestha, Vama and Raudri -- Concerning Vagbhava in the Centre,
the Centre of Vagbhava -- Thirteen Names of the Centre, the Sixfold Linga of Space, the Thunderbolt -- Vajra and
the Goddess -- Jala Linga Purna Linga, Kama Linga, Konkana Linga -- The Sonic Energies of the Triangle and the
Hexagram -- The Bliss of the Outpouring of the Goddesss Energy and the Stages of Contemplation
CHAPTER FIFTY-NINE: The Plane of the Four Sacred Seats in the Ocean of the Foundation of the Mandala
(khatikarnava)
The Current of the Linga: The Triangle, the Point, the Hexagram and the Divine Couple -- Permutations of the
goddess in union with the god -- Energy (kala), Causal Agency -- The Point and the Three Coils, Pervasion -- The
Six Divisions of Emanation -- The Krama of Twenty-seven Units -- God, Self and the Gander in the Yoni -- The Rise
of Kundalini
CHAPTER SIXTY: The Transformations of the Plane of the Sacred Seats
Entry into the Infinite Mandala of Siva and Sakti -- The Six Wheels, the Wheel of the Foundation, the Wheel of the -Self-supported, the Wheel of the Jewels, the Wheel of Unstruck Sound -- The Wheel of Purity, the Wheel of the
Command, the Ball of Bliss and its Perennial Rotation, the Tree and its Fame, Vagbhava in the midst of the Five
Voids -- The Practice of the Six Sacred Seats (pithakramacara), Udyana, Jalandhara, Purnagiri, Kamarupa -- Tisra,
Konkana -- Gesture, The Twelve Verses, The Eight Kulas, The Sixteen Siddhas, Kulisa and Rudra's Command -- The
Four and the Six Sacred Seats, the Sacred Seat of Oddiyana -- The Sacred Seat Jalandhara, the Sacred Seat of
Purnagiri, the Sacred -- Seat of Kamarupa, the Sacred Seat Tisra -- The Sacred Seat of Konkana -- The Six Subtle
Seats in the Body, Oddiyana, Jalandhara, Purnagiri, Kamarupa, Tisra, Konkana, the Six Seats and the Six Blisses -The Six Groups of Six
CHAPTER SIXTY-ONE: The Planes of the Siddhas and the Goddesses
The Goddess and Goddesses of the Six Sacred Seats, Udyana -- Jalandhara, Purnagiri, Kamarupa, Matanga -Konkana, the Kulas of the Six Seats, the Goddess of Oddiyana -- The Goddess of Jalandhara, the Goddess of
Purnagiri, the Goddess of Kamarupa, the Goddess of Tisra, the Goddess of Konkana -- The Current of the Siddhas in

the Six Sacred Seats, Oddisa in Oddiyana, Carya Bhairava in Jalandhara, rastha Bhairava in Purnagiri, Ananda -Bhairava in Kamarupa, Matanga in Tisra -- Konkana in Konkana, the Inner Nature of the Six Siddhas, the One
Natha, Udisa, Carya Bhairava, Sasthanatha Mitranatha, Matanga, Konkana
CHAPTER SIXTY-TWO: The Planes (of Realisation) of the Five Jewels
The venerable Kaulisa said:, the Yoga of Action relating to the Five Jewels -- The Five Worlds of the Five Jewels,
Gaganaloka -- Svargaloka, Pavanaloka, Martyaloka, Nagaloka, Liberation -- The Sonic Energies of the Five Jewels
and their Formation -- The syllable AI - the Great Jewel and the Sixteen Lunar Vowels of the Five Jewels -- The
Combinations of the States and Sonic Energies of the Five Jewels -- The Five groups of Five, the Vow of the Five
Jewels, the Tree of the Five Jewels, -- The five jewels of the syllable HSKHPHREM -- The Cremation Ground
CHAPTER SIXTY-THREE: the Plane of the Hexad of the Command
The Yogini of the Six Yoginis -- The Seven Yoginis, Dakini -- Rakini, Lakini, Kakini, Sakini, Hakini, Yakini -- The
Seven Yoginis of the Skulls, Karkati -- Dakini, Hataki -- Rakini -- Lampata -- Lakini, Karpari -- Kakini, Savari -Sakini, Hataduti -- Hakini -- Viraja -- Yakini -- The Eight Yoginis, Khinkhini, Dakini -- Nirodhini -- Rakini -Ghantalaka, Sakini -- Sankari, Lakini -- Satkausika, Kakini -- Bhedaki, Hakini -- Udghatani -- Yakini -- Raudri, the
Five Yoginis, Damarya, Lakini -- Sakini -- Randa, Hakini -- Hamsini, Yakini -- Raudri
CHAPTER SIXTY-FOUR: The Plane of the Pentad and the Triad
The Pure Pentad (vimalapatcaka), Anadivimala -- the Pure One -- Without Beginning, Sarvajtavimala -- The
Omniscient Pure One -- Udyana, Jalandhara, Purnagiri -- The Pure Pentad -- the Five Conventions -- The Triad
CHAPTER SIXTY-FIVE: The Category of the Self
The Realisation of the Self by Means of the Planes of Yoga -- The Necessity of the Scripture to know the Planes of
Yoga and Liberate -- Others, the Liberated State -- The Four Sacred Seats, Uddiyana, Jalandhara, Purnagiri -Kamarupa, the Wheel of the Sky of Consciousness -- The Location of the Five Brahmas, Kundalini and the
Attainment of the Supreme State -- The Rise of Kundalini, the Lotus of the Heart -- The Palate to the Head, the End
of the Twelve
CHAPTER SIXTY-SIX: The Octad of Kula according to the Tradition of the (goddess) Vakra
The Self: the Lord of the Wheel and the Goddess -- The Wheels of the Void, the Earth and the Directions -- The
Wheel of the Void, the Wheel of the Earth, the Wheel of the Directions -- The Wheel of the Command, the Wheel of
the Void (khacakra) -- The Root -- The Wheel of Unstruck Sound -- The Wheel Filled with Jewels -- The Wheel of the
Self-supported -- The Wheel of the Root -- the Yoni
CHAPTER SIXTY-SEVEN: The Sutra Concerning the Sequence of Principles
The First Presentation of the Principles -- The Second Presentation of the Principles
CHAPTER SIXTY-EIGHT: The Sutra of the Compendium concerning Liberation
A Visualization of the Goddess Kubjika -- The Sutra concerning Liberation (muktisutra) -- The Sixteen Mata Tantras
-- The Supreme Scripture -- The Sutra concerning the Observance of the Rule (samayanusthanasutra) -- The
Consecration of Yoga: The Hierarchy of the Traditions and the Stages of Realisation -- The Three Sticks -- Liberation
With and Without Limit -- Stages of Realisation: The Hierarchy of Teachings -- Kulalikas Scripture and its
Divisions -- The Hierarchy of Scripture and Teachings
CHAPTER SIXTY-NINE: Conclusion
The Siddhas, the Time of their Attainment and their Sacred Seats -- Kamarupa -- Jalandhara, Purnagiri, Oddiyana,
Tisra, Candra -- The Scripture of Twenty-four Thousand Verses
Contents of the Notes of Volume Five
Contents
Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Forty-eight -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Forty-eight -- Notes of the
Sanskrit Text of Chapter Forty-nine -- Notes of the translation of Chapter Forty-nine -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of
Chapter Fifty -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Fifty -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Fifty-one -- Notes

of the Translation of Chapter Fifty-one -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Fifty-two -- Notes of the Translation
of Chapter Fifty-two -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Fifty-three -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Fiftythree -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Fifty-four -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Fifty-four -- Notes of
the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Fifty-five -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Fifty-five -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text
of Chapter Fifty-six -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Fifty-Six -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Fiftyseven -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Fifty-seven -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Fifty-eight -- Notes
of the Translation of Chapter Fifty-eight -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Fifty-nine -- Notes of the
Translation of Chapter Fifty-nine -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Sixty -- Notes of the Translation of
Chapter Sixty -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Sixty-one -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Sixty-one -Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Sixty-two -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Sixty-two -- Notes of the
Sanskrit Text of Chapter Sixty-three -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Sixty-three -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text
of Chapter Sixty-four -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Sixty-four -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter
Sixty-five -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Sixty-five -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Sixty-six -- Notes
of the Translation of Chapter Sixty-six -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Sixty-seven -- Notes of the
Translation of Chapter Sixty-seven -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Sixty-eight -- Notes of the Translation of
Chapter Sixty-eight -- Notes of the Sanskrit Text of Chapter Sixty-nine -- Notes of the Translation of Chapter Sixtynine
Contents of Volume Six
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