This is the complete electronic text of the Mahanirvana Tantra with links to each chapter. Tantra. I am telling Thee the truth, O Devi! Lay it to the heart and ponder over it. There is no doctrine superior to the Kaulika doctrine, the most. The mahanirvana Tantra is in the form of dialog between Lord Siva and his consort Parvati where the Mahadeva Himself explains the theory and practice of .

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Transformation of thought is Transformation of being. The preface to this edition stated that three MSS. Having seated himself and shaken off drowsiness, let him meditate upon the image of his Guru: In the path of Tantra, man is not branded as a sinner, the very things that degrade a man are taken up for accomplishing the mahanirvaba climb. Then meditating on the Water as the Image of Fire, let him offer it thrice to the Sun in his joined palms.

Mahanirvana Tantra

By placing “Sandhya” on “Rakta,” and adding to it “Vama-netra” and Bindu, the second Mantra is formed. The manifestation of the gross form sthula of shabda is not possible unless shabda exists in a subtle sukshma form. After worship of the Bell with the.

As the nirguna formless One, She mahanirgana its vachya-shakti. The worshippers sit in a circle chakramen and women alternately, the shakti sitting on the left of the sadhaka.

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In other words, the pashu is he who in this case, as in other matters, follows for all purposes, ritual or otherwise, the Vaidik injunctions which govern the ordinary life of all. Jayaram V To the Tabtra we must therefore look if we would understand aright both ritual, yoga, and sadhana of all kinds, as also the general principles of which these practices are but the objective expression.


The Devi bears the pashaand is the cause of them, but She, too, is pashupasha-vimochiniLiberatrix of the pashu from his bondage. Then, bringing Her through his nostrils, let him place Her on the flower her presence being communicated as it were, by one light to another, and place the flower on the Yantra and with folded hands pray with all devotion to his Ishta-devata thus I shall first speak of those which are to be performed in the morning In this achara there is also worship of the Vama Devi.

Siva presents the mahanircana rites and mantras to Parvati, explaining the period of uncleanliness majanirvana on the caste system. Then, in the Dvapara Age when men abandoned the good works prescribed in the Smritis, and were deprived of one half of Dharma and were afflicted by ills of mind and body, they were yet again saved by Thee, through the instructions of the Sanghita and other religious lore Above this is the pranava shining like a flame, and above pranava the white crescent Nadaand above this last the point Vindu.

During the chakra all eat, drink, and worship together, there being no distinction of caste. Meditating with closed eyes on the Eternal Brahman, the worshipper should with reverence offer to the Mahanorvana whatever be at hand, such as perfumes, flowers, clothes, jewels, food, and drink, after having purified them with the following In conclusion, I wish to thank my Indian friends for the aid they have given me in ttantra preparation of this and other kindred works, and to whom I am indebted for much information gathered during many pleasant hours which we have spent together in the study of a subject of common interest to them and myself.


Where men perform that worship which they are privileged to perform, there they participate mahznirvana the fruits of worship, and being freed from sin will with safety cross the Ocean of Being Let the mortal then follow with great care mahanirvaha precepts of Shankara The third or mental tapas in-cludes self-restraint, purity of disposition, silencetranquillityand silence. He Himself shines and reveals all things by His light.

The excellent disciple should then worship in the four corners of the square the Pithas, Purna-shaila, Uddiyana, Jalandhara, and Kama-rupa, with the Mantras formed of their respective names, preceded by Bijas formed by the first letter of their respective names, and followed by Namah Obeisance to the Mandala of Sun who has twelve divisions.

In this Chakra there is no gross Tattvabut the subtle Tattva mind is here. After this let him display over the arghya the Dhenu Mudra and the Yoni Mudra, incense sticks and a light.

What need, then, O Deveshi! The seventh chapter of the Mahanirvana Tantra Siva addresses the Goddess Kali as the supreme yogini, for at the end of time she devours Siva, the devourer of time himself Feuerstein Guru is father, mother, and Brahman. On the other hand, the Divya is all but a Deva, ever pure of heart, and to whom all opposites are alike, free from attachment to worldly things, the same to all creatures and forgiving He is the Truth.