ShaktiTantra
November 19, 2018

DESCRIPTION OF DEVI KAMAKHYA AS PER TANTRA-S

"prabhinnāńjana sańkāśam nīlasnigdhaśiroruhām şađavaktrām dvādaśabhujām aşțādaśavilocanām pratyekam şațasu śīrşeşu cańdrārdhakřtaśekharām" Kameshvari's complexion is like split-coryllium, Her hair is black and smooth; She has six faces, twelve arms and eighteen eyes. Each of Her six heads are adorned with crowns, each having crescent moons as crest-jewel. "maņimāņikyamuktādi křtamālāmura: sthale l kaşțhe ca vibhratīm nityam sarvālańkāramaņđitām" Her throat and breasts are adorned by gemset & pearl jewelry, and each of Her other limbs are decked with ornaments. "pustakam siddhasūtrańca pańcavānastu tam tathā khařgam śaktińca śūlańca vibhratīm dakşiņē: kare With Her six right hands Kameshvari holds a book, a sacred chord, five arrows,…
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Tantra
November 16, 2018

Progressive Stages In Ācāra

PROGRESSIVE STAGES IN ĀCĀRA - Introduction to Tantra Arthur Avalon There are seven, or, as some say, nine, divisions of worshippers. The extra divisions are bracketed in the following quotation. The Kulārṇava-Tantra mentions seven, which are given in their order of superiority, the first being the lowest: Vedācāra, Vaiṣṇavācāra, Śaivācāra, Dakṣiṇācāra, Vāmācāra, Siddhāntācāra, (Aghorācāra, Yogācāra), and Kaulācāra, the highest of all.  The ācāra is the way, custom and practice of a particular class of sādhakas. They are not, as sometimes supposed, different sects, but stages through which the worshipper in this or other births has to pass before he reaches…
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ShaktiTantra
November 16, 2018

DESCRIPTION OF DEVI KAMAKHYA AS PER TANTRA-S

"prabhinnāńjana sańkāśam nīlasnigdhaśiroruhām l şađavaktrām dvādaśabhujām aşțādaśavilocanām l pratyekam şațasu śīrşeşu cańdrārdhakřtaśekharām ll" Kameshvari's complexion is like split-coryllium, Her hair is black and smooth; She has six faces, twelve arms and eighteen eyes. Each of Her six heads are adorned with crowns, each having crescent moons as crest-jewel. "maņimāņikyamuktādi křtamālāmura: sthale l kaşțhe ca vibhratīm nityam sarvālańkāramaņđitām ll" Her throat and breasts are adorned by gemset & pearl jewelry, and each of Her other limbs are decked with ornaments. "pustakam siddhasūtrańca pańcavānastu tam tathā l khařgam śaktińca śūlańca vibhratīm dakşiņē: kare: ll" With Her six right hands Kameshvari holds a…
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