New PDF release: Abhinavagupta: The Kula Ritual as Elaborated in Chapter 29

By John R. Dupuche

ISBN-10: 8120819799

ISBN-13: 9788120819795

During this work,he describes many of the tantras and locations in their apex the main severe of them, the Kula ritual. It additionally presents a translation of Jayaratha's statement. the Kula ritual leads the practitioner to extra exalted levels of mantras to arrive the top point of awareness, the "mantravyapti", the pervasion of the chant. the person that is aware this pervasion is a Bhairava..

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3 1 . ibid. 32. 2 1 4 footnote 1 1 0. 73. If the householder could experience what the Kapalika experienced but more simply and indeed more powerfully, his domestic ritual was deemed to be at least equivalent. The terminology of the Kapalika or Yogini cult could then be transferred to his domestic ritual and the externals of those cults could be justifiably aban­ doned as superfluous. e. 36 Of these four transmissions, the Eastern and Northern are found in TA 29. The Eastern Transmission (purviimniiya) is contrasted with the earlier or first stage of the Trika which is called tantra-prakriyii.

As such it can only be removed by what is equally material, namely the S aivasiddhanta ritual. The initiatory ritual removes this stain whilst the daily and the occasional ceremonies continue to remove any persisting impu­ rity. Complete liberation occurs only at death when the practitio­ ner is at last free of the world. 46. 47 . 48. 49. 50. Sanderson, 'The visualisation', Pandey, p . 60 1 . Sanderson, ' S aivism', p . 690. ibid. ibid. p . 69 1 . 50. The Krama reinterprets the three goddesses of the Trika such that Para is understood to be the knower (pramatr) ; Parapara as the means of kn o wledge (pramiif)a); and Apara as the known (prameya).

55-58. For the legendary as pects, see Alain Danielou, Hindu polytheism, London, Routledge and K. 30 1 . 20. 67 1 . 1 6. 17. 1 8. 1 9. 14 The Kula Ritual ritual while the most auspicious time was the darkest moment of the lunar cycle. By placating these hordes with horrific substances, even with the vital fluids of one's own body, and perhaps even by copulating with them, the devotee gained the ascendancy and so secured their powers over the cosmos etc. The male deity wor­ shipped in this ritual is Rudra or Bbairava, ' .

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