By S.C. Banerji
Tantra is a special philosophical approach Many think desirous to find out about it, yet few love the time and effort to appreciate. The intricacies of Tantra. So, a short-cut is critical. within the current paintings, an try out has been made to set forth the highlights of the Tantra works and their authors. A bibliography, meant to assist additional analyzing, has been addes.
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The chief object of the theory of Chumma, which appears to be a synonym of Sarma (vide Ksemaraja's commentary on the Svacchanda-tantra, VI, p. 125), is to preserve the 4. It is interesting to note that the Buddha directed his followers to propagate his teachings in local dialects. Tantric Saivism of Kashmir 55 esoteric nature of the system adhered to. In the ultimate analysis, the Sahasa and Chumma appear to have no basic difference. The existence, at one time, of another sub-school of Krama is referred to in the Tantraloka (Ahnika 29).
Both Kula and Krama systems have esoteric and mystical look. But, the latter emphasises the cognitive 54 A Companion to Tantra and the epistemic aspect. This, indeed, is the fundamental value of the Krama as a system of philosophy. E. Linguistic peculiarity It prefers the Prakrit languages to Sanskrit as the medium of expression. 4 Krama, as a Tantric system, depends on intuition, and discourages dialectic. It does not merely argue, but experiments. It seeks fulfilment in the harmonious blending of intuition with practical realisation.
While Siva-tattva is the very first vibration of Parama Siva, Sakti-tattva checks, controls and regulates the movement of life, and acts as the principle of restraint. e. the experience 'I am this'. It is the beginning of activity. It is the state in which, for the first time, there is the notice of being. In it, the Icchasakti of the Divine is the dominant feature. Next is the Aisvara-tattva in which the experience assumes a form like 'This am 'I. It is so called as in it is realised the Lordliness and the Glory of the Divine Being.
Companion to Tantra by S.C. Banerji