Jnana Sankalini Tantra (Transliteration, Translation and Metaphorical Interpretation)

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Item Code: IDI715
Author: Paramahamsa Prajnanananda
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: (Transliteration, Translation and Metaphorical Interpretation)
Edition: 2010
ISBN: 9788120831421
Pages: 236 (Color Illus. 2)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.3" X 5.3
Weight 140 gm
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With the passage of time, the real meaning of Tantra was misunderstood. From a highly evolved spiritual science Tantra was demeaned as a tool for magical or occult power or an enhancer of sensual enjoyment.

Tantra is none of these. It is an ancient discipline that provides a vast learning, a deep understanding of life, and a methodology to attain Self-realization.

Jnana Sankalini Tantra is a beautiful and meaningful dialogue between Lord Shiva and his consort, Parvati. In tantric practices, both Shiva and Parvati are worshipped together, since the former represents consciousness and the latter, in the form of shakti, symbolizes energy.

In tantric meditation, inner bliss can be obtained by arousing energy latent in humankind, and uniting it with Shiva. Tantra uplifts consciousness in order to embrace the cosmic spirit.


PART I The Vedic Culture 3
  The Science of Tantra 5
  Definitions of Tantra 6
  Misinterpretation through the Ages 9
  Consciousness and Energy 10
  Tantric Literature 11
  Integration between the Vedas and Tantra 13
  The Sacred Trilogy 15
  Tantra as a Philosophy 17
  The Seven Steps 20
  The Triple Qualities of Nature 24
  The Five Principles 26
  Tables 1-4 38
  Spiritual Significance of the Cremation Ground 40
  Shava Sadhana 41
  Munda Sadhana 42
  Kapalika 43
  Aghora Sadhana 44
  Guru and Disciple 44
  The Guru's Role 46
  The Disciple's Role 48
  Diksha 50
  Ishta Devata 52
  Ishta Mantra 53
  Japa 55
  Kundalini and the Chakras 56
  Summary 58
PART II Introduction 63
  Jnana Sankalini Tantra 65
  Epilogue 220

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