Mantras 49, Para-prasada Mantra is bestower of all fruits 49, Saci-Indra, etc. Brahmajnana , Marks of a Yogi , Characteristics of Samadhi , Characteristics of Release while living , characteristics of a person in Samadhi , No difference between Jivatma and Paramatma , Characteristics of Dhyana , Characteristics of Yoga , Four states of a Sadhaka , Method of worship of the knower of the Truth , Form of Jiva and Paramatma , Place of Devata on the basis of distinction of eligibility , characteristics of a Yogi knowing the supreme truth , characteristics of kula Yogis , No Procedural restriction for a Kaulika , Behaviors of a Kula Yogi , Glory of a Kaulika , Fruit of Kaulika worship , Adverse effects of disregarding the knower of Kula , Procedure of charity to a Kula - Yogi , Following the practices of the Varnasrama and the aim of Karma , Eligibility for Karma yoga , Renouncement of actions by one non-eligible is prohibited , Only a Brahmajnani and the knower of Truth is free from Karman ELEVNTH ULLASA Pages - In the event of arrival of an unknown Kaulika , Time of worship , Duties regarding worship Request for nectar in the house of a Kulacarya , Rules regarding drinking of Kula-dravya , Behaviours prohibited in the Cakra , Loss by the contact of a Pasu , Duties of a Sadhaka , four kinds of wives of Guru , Prohibited women , Venerable women , Thing to be venerated when seen , Prohibited actions , All women are like mothers , About Kula-vrksas , Five actions and five sins prohibited for kaulikas , Speciality of Kaulas , Sinful actions , No sin in killing one who decries the Kula , Affairs of Sri Cakra are secret , Wrongs which bring the downfall of the Kaulikas , Importance of good conduct , Penance for the guilty Sadhaka , Acaras to be instructed thrice by the Guru , Liability of Guru for the sins of disciples Cakras , Mantras for which the consideration of Siddha etc.

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Arthur Avalon The Kularnava is perhaps the foremost Tantra of the Kaula School and is constantly cited as an authority in Tantric literature. It is worthy of close study by those who would understand the tenets and practice of the tradition of which it is a Sastra. Sri M. Pandit who is a keen student of the Tantras and Vedas has rendered the work in English in eleven chapters. The Readings are free translations - with annotations where necessary - omitting technical details but preserving the spirit and essential import of the original in his characteristically lucid style.

The Kularnava prescribes the modes of preparation for the high quest; it draws upon ethics, religion, philosophy, yoga to elevate human life gradually to the level of godly life. It comprehends the multiple personality of man and provides for the healthy growth of his mental faculties, purification of his emotions and passions, orientation of his physical faculties through ritual, japa, mantra and upasana.

Who is fit for the path of Tantra? Who is competent to guide the novice on the double-edged razor path? What is the responsibility of a Guru to a disciple? These and other relevant questions are raised and answered in a satisfying manner.


Tantric Texts Series Edited by Arthur Avalon (John Woodroffe)



Kularnava Tantra


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