Malini Vijayottara Tantra

Malini Vijayottara Tantra

अथमालिनीविजयोत्तरे तन्त्रेप्रथमोऽधिकारः।AthaMālinīvijayottare tantrePrathamo’dhikāraḥ| Below is the intro from  XXXVII Kashmir Series of Text and Studies Malinivijayottara Tantram ForewordThe present volume of the Kashmir Series of Texts and Studies represents the Saiva yoga as set forth in the Trika system of Kashmir. […]

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The Sri Vidya

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Sri Vidya, a.k.a Tripurasundari – Sampradaya No. 9 Deity: Tripurasundari, a.k.a. Lalita Tripurasundari (a.k.a. Lalita) Visualization:young and beautiful, red, four-armed, with goad, noose, sugarcane bow and flower arrows and seated above the lower gods Brahma, Visnu, Rudra and Isvara, on the […]

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The Five States of Awareness

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As you might imagine in a spiritual culture so preoccupied with the nature of consciousness, attention is given to the various states of awareness that each of us moves through every day: waking, dreaming, deep sleep, and so on. Of […]

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The Four Levels of the Word

Vak: The Four Levels of the Word The form in which the highest divinity is worshipped in some schools of NST (the Trika) is the Goddess Paravak, the “Supreme Word,” or simply Para. Para is the tantric equivalent of the […]

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The 7 Perceivers or Levels of Consciousness

The Seven Perceivers The root-text of the Trika school, The Final Triumph of the Phonemic Goddess (Mālinī-vijaya-uttara-tantra) presents a teaching on the seven types of sentient beings, the sapta-pramatrs, which are mirrored within each one of us as the seven […]

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The European Representation of Yoga

Here I will briefly consider some early representations of yogins by European visitors to India, before going on to examine their status in European scholarship of the late nineteenth century. I then consider the important early modern hatha yoga translations […]

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Sexuality in the Tantric Sources

Around the 10th century, there was a reformation involving a shift away from earlier forms of practice which had involved cremation ground-based asceticism featuring the use of blood sacrifice and alcohol a means to feeding and satisfying a host of […]

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Vijñānabhairava

विज्ञानभैरव The Vijñānabhairava – the Bhairava of Consciousness –  (sometimes spelled in a Hindicised way as Vigyan Bhairav Tantra) is a key text of the Trika school of Kashmir Shaivism in Sanskrit language. declares itself to be,  a Trika teaching […]

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The Trika-Krama Synthesis of Abhinavagupta

AbhinavaGupta is the seminal figure in the story of Kashmir Saiva Tantrism. His genius was to synthesize hundreds of seemingly disparate Tantras (scriptures). By the year 950, the many Tantras had shared themes, practices, and vocabulary, but not much doctrinal […]

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समाधिसंस्कारवति व्युत्थाने भूयो भूयश्चिदैक्यामर्शान्नित्योदितसमाधिलाभः॥१९॥   Samādhisaṁskāravati vyutthāne bhūyo bhūyaścidaikyāmarśānnityoditasamādhilābhaḥ||19||    

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