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Luce dei tantra. Tantraloka
Author: Abhinavagupta
Publisher: Gli Adelphi
ISBN: 8845931536
Year: 2017
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The Tantraloka of Abhinava Gupta, with Commentary by Rajanaka Jayaratha;
Author: Rajanaka Abhinavagupta, Mukunda Rama Shastri, Madhusudan Kaul Shastri
ISBN: 1375927086
Pages: 282
Year: 2017-08-22
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Maònòdalas and Yantras in the Hindu Traditions
Author: Gudrun Bühnemann
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004129022
Pages: 303
Year: 2003
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The chapters in this book explore important aspects of ma alas and yantras in the Sm?rta, P?ncar?tra, ?aiva and kta traditions through investigations by renowned specialists in the field. An essay on the v?stupuru?ama ala and its relationship to architecture is also included. With colour illustrations.
Kiss of the Yogini
Author: David Gordon White
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022602783X
Pages: 391
Year: 2006-07-07
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For those who wonder what relation actual Tantric practices bear to the "Tantric sex" currently being marketed so successfully in the West, David Gordon White has a simple answer: there is none. Sweeping away centuries of misunderstandings and misrepresentations, White returns to original texts, images, and ritual practices to reconstruct the history of South Asian Tantra from the medieval period to the present day. Kiss of the Yogini focuses on what White identifies as the sole truly distinctive feature of South Asian Tantra: sexualized ritual practices, especially as expressed in the medieval Kaula rites. Such practices centered on the exchange of powerful, transformative sexual fluids between male practitioners and wild female bird and animal spirits known as Yoginis. It was only by "drinking" the sexual fluids of the Yoginis that men could enter the family of the supreme godhead and thereby obtain supernatural powers and transform themselves into gods. By focusing on sexual rituals, White resituates South Asian Tantra, in its precolonial form, at the center of religious, social, and political life, arguing that Tantra was the mainstream, and that in many ways it continues to influence contemporary Hinduism, even if reformist misunderstandings relegate it to a marginal position. Kiss of the Yogini contains White's own translations from over a dozen Tantras that have never before been translated into any European language. It will prove to be the definitive work for persons seeking to understand Tantra and the crucial role it has played in South Asian history, society, culture, and religion.
The Continuum Companion to Hindu Studies
Author: Jessica Frazier, Gavin Flood
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 082649966X
Pages: 407
Year: 2011-06-30
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Featuring chapters by an international team of leading scholars in the field, this is a comprehensive reference guide to Hindu Studies.
Author: Daniel Odier
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620554429
Pages: 192
Year: 2001-04-01
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• Explains how the primal energy generated by physical desire can be used to achieve enlightenment • Reveals the techniques used by Tantric adepts to attain mastery over breath, thought, and all physical processes Nothing can match the explosive energy created in the body by pure desire. For millennia, Tantric adepts have harnessed this force as a means of attaining the summits of the mystical life. The energies fueled by passion are used to nourish the inner flame that burns away the egotistical perception of the mind. Desire explores the subtle techniques of Tantra that enable the seeker to attain the triple mastery of the breath, thought, and the natural processes of the body. Tantrics believe that the body is the temple and divinity lies at its heart. In order to arrive at profound awareness, the body needs to be perfectly tuned and working toward a state of perfect fluidity. Desire reveals many of the secret practices intended for this purpose that have been passed down in the major Tantric treatises such as the Vijnanabhariva Tantra and Ch'an master Chinul's treatise on the Secrets of Cultivating the Mind, including the important techniques of the ritual sexual observances known as Maithuna.
Luce dei Tantra
Author: Abhinavagupta
ISBN: 8845914259
Pages: 782
Year: 1999
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A Trident of Wisdom
Author: Abhinavagupta (Rājānaka.)
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791401804
Pages: 404
Year: 1989
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"I have prepared a trident of Wisdom in order to cut asunder their bondage." -- Abhinavagupta This is a long commentary on a short Tantra. One of the most authoritative and venerated texts in Kashmir Shaivism, it deals with the nature of Ultimate Reality and with methods of realization focusing on the theory and practice of Mantra. Abhinavagupta presents his metaphysics of language, of the Word (Vak), and its relation to consciousness. He calls it, "trikasastra-rahasya-upadesa: The teaching of the secret of the Trika doctrine."
Rediscovering God with Transcendental Argument
Author: David Peter Lawrence
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438410204
Pages: 306
Year: 2015
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Provides a comparative philosophical study of the thought of the two principle theorists of monistic Kashmiri Shaivism, Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta, and also formulates a conception of the nature of philosophy as a means of intercultural and interreligious dialogue.
The Ṣaḍaṅgayoga by Anupamarakṣita
Author: Anupamarakṣita
Pages: 342
Year: 2000
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Triadic Heart of Siva, The
Author: Paul E. Muller-Ortega
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438413858
Pages: 330
Year: 2010-03-31
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This book explores one of the most explicit and sophisticated theoretical formulations of tantric yoga. It explains Abhinavagupta’s teaching about the nature of ultimate reality, about the methods for experiencing this ultimate reality, and about the nature of the state of realization, a condition of embodied enlightenment. The author uncovers the conceptual matrix surrounding the practices of the Kaula lineage of Kashmir Shaivism. The primary textual basis for the book is provided by Abhinavagupta’s Paratrisika-laghuvrtti, a short meditation manual that centers on the symbolism of the Heart-mantra, SAUH.
The Cult of Khaḍgarāvaṇa
Author: Michael James Slouber
Pages: 214
Year: 2007
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Auspicious Wisdom
Author: Douglas Renfrew Brooks
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 079141146X
Pages: 301
Year: 1992-10
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Rooting itself in Kashmir Shaivism, Srividya became a force in South India no later than the seventh century, and eventually supplanted the Trika as the dominant Tantric tradition in Kashmir. This is the first comprehensive study of the texts and traditions of this influential school of goddess-centered, Sakta, Tantrism. Centering on the goddess's three manifestations—the beneficent deity Lalita Tripurasundari, her mantra, and the visually striking sricakra—Srividya creates a systematic esoteric discipline that combines elements of the yogas of knowledge, of devotion, and of ritual. Utilizing canonical works, historical commentaires, and the interpretive insights of living practitioners, this book explores the theological and ritual theories that form the basis for Srividya practice and offers new methods for critical and comparative studies of esoteric Hinduism.
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Author: Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)
Year: 2002
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Introduction to the Tantrāloka
Author: Navjivan Rastogi
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Pub
Pages: 589
Year: 1987
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ABOUT THE BOOK:In this volume an attempt is made to unravel the technique of the Tantraloka and bring it within the range of comprehensibility. Scattered but obvious information about its contents is ingeniously pieced together; their organic treatmen

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