The Kularnava Tantra is held in high esteem by Kaula tantriks. This tantra does exist in English translation (Prachya Prakashan, ) but this chapter is my. The “Kularnava Tantra” is a major text in the Kula tradition of Shaktism and Tantric Shaivism. The term comes from the Sanskrit, kula, meaning “family” or “ clan”;. Kularnava Tantra – Taranath Vidyaratna, Arthur Avalon कुलार्णव तन्त्र – तारानाथ Kulachudamani Tantra – Girisha Chandra Vedantatirtha. Uploaded .
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He is free from the cloak of sin, pure of soul, dear to the Guru and gets to know the great Mantra from the Guru. The inner soul-force, antahsakti, shall be roused to its full potential and dedicated to the Deity through the several movements of the worship. The rest do but kill animals v. In various births, the Urdvhamnaya is the fruit giver of supreme merit and not anything else, O Lady praised by Viras! Where there is not even awareness, where it is still like blocked water, that Dhyana devoid of Form is called Samadhi.
Sandhya without mantra or water, tapas without puja and homa, puja without ceremonies – these the yogin shall always perform. I have purchased several items from Exotic India: I ordered a book for my mother and it came within a few days from India to NYC!! Thus the Colophon of the first Chapter runs – “End of the first Chapter being the first portion of the fifth part entitled Urdhvamnaya Tantra of the great Mystery and most excellent among Agamas containing, 1,25, verses entitled the Kularnava Tantra.
The Upper face is white. In the selection, assemblage and utilisation of the ingredients of worship, the utmost care is to be exercised. The Tantra seeks to weave it into every detail of life, give a different meaning to each of man’s activities by making all of them means for the effectuation and expression of the inner yoga of progression from the human into the divine. Freed from the bonds one is Shiva; he is the supreme Guru who removes these bonds.
Store of compassion, Ishwara, being the fount of all Grace, takes the form of the Guru and releases the ‘animal’ by his initiation. He is full of fervour for worship.
Intensely devoted to the Guru, do not commission others for his work if you yourself can do it even though you may have any number of attendants. Let my ramblings be Pradakshina, and what all I eat and drink be offerings to Thee; my reclining be prostration to Thee, and all enjoyments not for me but for Thee. The worshipper visualises the Formless One in Form and adores Her in the linga, sign-symbol, altar, Fire, Water, winnowing fan, wall, sheet, Mandala diagramplank, in the head or in the heart.
As with water thrown into water, milk into milk, ghee into ghee, no difference remains, similarly no difference there remains between the jivatma and the Paramatma, the soul and the Lord. As the size of the mustard seed is to a mountain, and as a speck of sand is to the sea, so is the extent of the magnificence of the Shri Paraprasada to my description.
The bodies assumed are of four kinds; udbhijja, born from the ground breaking outenglizh, born of sweat, andaja, of egg, jarayuja, tanrta womb. One should conceal the Shri Paraprasada mantra most carefully. For indeed devotion is the only cause. All that is desired is achieved and the person is accomplished.
Tantra Lineage Philosophy Scriptures Sanskrit. Only the proficient in knowledge can uplift the foolish; how indeed can the foolish uplift the foolish? When the supreme Self is beheld, cut asunder is the key-knot, hrdaya-granthi, that rivets all involvements in the many strands of nature; shorn are all doubts, doubts of higher possibili- ties or of the veracity of the scriptures or utterances of the Klarnava all karma, legacy of past action, dwindles away.
From the Urdvhamnaya comes all dharma. Never look upon the Guru as a mortal. The grosser kind of medita- tion with Form is resorted to when the mind is very unsteady and needs to be given a prop, a concrete object on which to fix itself so that it may not wander away. Whoever repeats it, whatever his class, whatever his state, he tanhra liberated. And the consciousness so freed is kularnavaa in the supreme.
Whosoever knows and is devoted to the lovely form of Shri Guru gains the Shri Paraprasada mantra and having known this becomes completely liberated.
Anavastha is dreamless sleep Sushupti. But higher than all the four Amnayas put together is the Urdhvamnaya which is so called because it is High, urdhva, among all the dharmas, englidh it takes up, him who is below, adhastah urdhvam, because it is above the nether sea of samsara and because it can egnlish practised only in a higher way of being, higher state of consciousness.
Just as after attaining fruit the tree throws away the flower indifferently, the yogin attaining to the Truth, gives up the parapher- nalia of works. Should you do any- thing in the presence of the Guru what is normally prohibited, it is extremely blame- worthy.
But when it is collected, treated and used, it does englis nourishment. The tenth Chapter treats of worship on special days and the eleventh with the rules of Kulachara which should be carefully concealed v. Neither asramas prescribed stages in life nor philosophies nor sciences can give the deliverance; only Jnana can give it.
The substances used for worship shall be purified by prescribed methods of sprinkling with sanctified water reciting the Mantras, with mudra etc. None of this material may be reproduced, apart kulxrnava purely personal use, without the express permission of the Webmaster Web pages designed by Mike Magee. What is the use of Vedas, Agamas and Puranas if one knows not the supreme object of life- v 89?
Attached to the Ancient Ignorance and regulated by their own volition and action, influenced by their environment, they go on passing from birth to birth.
Kularnava Tantra (Sanskrit Text with English Translation)
Having however regard to the kularnavz that it is hoped to publish a translation of the entire text I have not thought it necessary to give such a detailed analysis of the Tantra as in the absence of such a translation it would have deserved. The Southern face is of a yellow colour with three eyes.
For the same reason the Darshanas deriving from the Yeda constitute the six limbs of the Kula. To approach the Guru, to worship the Guru, is to approach the Lord, worship the Lord. The knower of Truth makes even the pasu understand the Truth. Whosoever knows the Shri Paraprasada mantra comes to be liberated from evil limitations, a purified being, dear to the Guru, and not in any other way.