Vedic Tantrism

Attributed to Saunaka it anticipated the later growth of Tantric ritualism while its real significance lies in simplification of complicated and burden some ceremonies treated in Srauta and Grhya Sutras in such a way that observances become ...

Author: Muralidhar Shrinivas Bhat

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120801970

Category: Religion

Page: 437

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Vedic Tantrism is a new edition of Rgvidhana which is the earliest Vedic manual of magic or magico religious rites and practices. Attributed to Saunaka it anticipated the later growth of Tantric ritualism while its real significance lies in simplification of complicated and burden some ceremonies treated in Srauta and Grhya Sutras in such a way that observances become easier in practice.The first 1878 edition of this manual by Dr. Rudolf Meyer with Latin introduction was a remarkable scholarly achievement but bot without defects.The present edition has been prepared on the basis of fresh material made available by the discovery of hitherto unknown manuscripts.

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VEDIC TANTRISM M.S. Bhat Vedic Tantrism is a new edition of Rgvidhāna which is the earliest Vedic Manual of magic or magico - religious rites and practices . Attributed to Saunaka , it anticipated the later growth of Tāntric ritualism ...

Author: Oscar Marcel Hinze

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120805607

Category: Hindu astronomy

Page: 116

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This contans two dissertations on (1) Understanding Archaic Astronomy and (2) Permenides and the Tantric Yoga. of these the first dissertation concerns with the understanding of Archaic Astronomy from the stand-point of a psychologist of perception, trained in Astronomy. The author deals with the psychology of Perception and the seven Lotus-flowers of the Kundalini Yoga-by elucidating the study of Arthur Avalon, giving parallels in other traditions, while presenting a comperativestudy on its bearing on Astronomy according to Ptolemy.The study throws new light on Parmenides and his dictrine clearing away the mist of misunderstanding in Western Philosophy.

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Author: Robert Daniel DeCaroli

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295805795

Category: Art

Page: 280

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This deft and lively study by Robert DeCaroli explores the questions of how and why the earliest verifiable images of the historical Buddha were created. In so doing, DeCaroli steps away from old questions of where and when to present the history of Buddhism�s relationship with figural art as an ongoing set of negotiations within the Buddhist community and in society at large. By comparing innovations in Brahmanical, Jain, and royal artistic practice, DeCaroli examines why no image of the Buddha was made until approximately five hundred years after his death and what changed in the centuries surrounding the start of the Common Era to suddenly make those images desirable and acceptable. The textual and archaeological sources reveal that figural likenesses held special importance in South Asia and were seen as having a significant amount of agency and power. Anxiety over image use extended well beyond the Buddhists, helping to explain why images of Vedic gods, Jain teachers, and political elites also are absent from the material record of the centuries BCE. DeCaroli shows how the emergence of powerful dynasties and rulers, who benefited from novel modes of visual authority, was at the root of the changes in attitude toward figural images. However, as DeCaroli demonstrates, a strain of unease with figural art persisted, even after a tradition of images of the Buddha had become established.

Tantra

Clears up misconceptions about Tantra, and explains its pursuit of spiritual power in order to attain enlightenment

Author: Georg Feuerstein

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570623042

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

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Clears up misconceptions about Tantra, and explains its pursuit of spiritual power in order to attain enlightenment

Roots of Tantra The

This book explores one of the most controversial aspects of Tantra, its sources or roots, specifically in regard to Hinduism.

Author: Katherine Anne Harper

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791488904

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, Tantra has been the most difficult to define. Almost everything about it its major characteristics, its sources, its relationships to other religions, even its practices are debated among sc

Genesis and Development of Tantra

Gobhilagr.hyas ̄utra, a Vedic domestic ritual text. Among the Tantric ritual texts I have selected the V ̄ın. ̄a ́sikhatantra as an example of a Hindu Tantric text and the Amoghap ̄a ́sakalpar ̄aja as a text of Buddhist Tantrism, ...

Author: Shingo Einoo

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785881347840

Category: History

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The Secret of the Three Cities

This accessible work introduces the concepts and practices of Hindu Sakta Tantrism to all those interested in Hinduism and the comparative study of religion.

Author: Douglas Renfrew Brooks

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226075699

Category: Religion

Page: 307

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The esoteric Hindu traditions of Tantrism have profoundly influenced the development of Indian thought and civilization. Emerging from elements of yoga and wisdom traditions, shamanism, alchemy, eroticism, and folklore, Tantrism began to affect brahmanical Hinduism in the ninth century. Nevertheless, Tantrism and its key historical figures have been ignored by scholars. This accessible work introduces the concepts and practices of Hindu Sakta Tantrism to all those interested in Hinduism and the comparative study of religion.

Auspicious Wisdom

This is the first comprehensive study of the texts and traditions of this influential school of goddess-centered, Sakta, Tantrism.

Author: Douglas Renfrew Brooks

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791497685

Category: Religion

Page: 301

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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.

History of the Tantric Religion

This Important Work Also Incorporates A Review On Tantric Art And A Glossary Of Tantric Technical Terms With Reference To Text, And Intermediaries.

Author: Narendra Nath Bhattacharyya

Publisher: Manohar Publishers

ISBN: 8173046506

Category: Tantric budhism

Page: 483

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The Book Presents In Historical Outline, The Genesis, Development And Structural Analysis Of The Tantric Tradition In India And Its Place In The Indian Religious And Philosophical Systems. It Studies The Different Aspects Of Tantrism, Its Vastness And Intricacies, Its Heterogeneous And Contradictory Elements And Gives A Historical Perspective To The Conglomeration Of Ideas And Practices Through Space And Time. This Important Work Also Incorporates A Review On Tantric Art And A Glossary Of Tantric Technical Terms With Reference To Text, And Intermediaries.

Transformations and Transfer of Tantra in Asia and Beyond

Vedic Tantrism: A Study of the Rguidhcina of Saunaka with text and translation. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1987. Sdmauidhdna Brdhmana. B. R. SHARMA, ed. Tirupati: Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha. S/ardulakarnavadana.

Author: István Keul

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110258110

Category: Religion

Page: 541

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The essays in this volume, written by specialists working in the field of tantric studies, attempt to trace processes of transformation and transfer that occurred in the history of tantra from around the seventh century and up to the present. The volume gathers contributions on South Asia, Tibet, China, Mongolia, Japan, North America, and Western Europe. The chapters cover a wide thematic area, which includes modern Bengali tantric practitioners, tantric ritual in medieval China, the South Asian cults of the mother goddesses, the way of Buddhism into Mongolia, and countercultural echoes of contemporary tantric studies.

Reflections on the Tantras

The brochur touches upon all the principal precepts of Tantra, especially the esotric practices. an account of the Sakta pithas has also been given in the background of the ethnological divisions of India.

Author: Sudhakar Chattopadhyaya

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120806913

Category: Philosophy

Page: 105

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The brochur touches upon all the principal precepts of Tantra, especially the esotric practices. an account of the Sakta pithas has also been given in the background of the ethnological divisions of India. New light has been thrown on the origin of bija, mantra and gayatrt occurring in Tantric works. The study may be regarded as a new one, since scientific discussion of Tantricism has not yet progressed so far satisfactorily, especially from the point of view of the Tantrics themselves.

Tantra

Then again, the Tantras are sometimes referred to as the ''fifth Veda.'' The Tantric claim to a Vedic origin is controversial and disputed by orthodox brahmins.8 They not only deny the Vedic origin of Tantra but consider the Tantric ...

Author: Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825451

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Tantra—often associated with Kundalini Yoga—is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition. The Tantric teachings are geared toward the attainment of enlightenment as well as spiritual power and are present not only in Hinduism but also Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. In this book, Georg Feuerstein offers readers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.