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Karpuradistotram. Karpuradi Stotra Tantrik Texts Vol IX | by Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe)



This celebrated Kaula Stotra, which is now translated from the Sanskrit for the first time, is attributed to Maha-kala Himself. The Text used is that of the edition published at Calcuttain1899 bytheSanskritPressDepository,witha commentary in Sanskrit by the late Mahamahopadhyaya Krishnantha Nyaya-panchAnana, who was both very learned in Tantra Shastra and faithful to his Dharma. He thus refused the offer of a good Government Post made to him personally by a former Lieutenant-Governor on the ground that he would not accept money for imparting knowledge.

TitleKarpuradistotram. Karpuradi Stotra Tantrik Texts
AuthorArthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe)
PublisherCalcutta Agamanusandhana Samiti
Year1922
Copyright1922, Calcutta Agamanusandhana Samiti, Sanskrit Press Depository
AmazonThe Serpent Power: The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga

Tantrik Texts Edited By Arthur Avalon Vol. IX

Tantra Yantra

With Introduction And Commentary By Vimalananda Svami

Translated By Arthur Avalon

Calcutta

-Preface
This celebrated Kaula Stotra, which is now translated from the Sanskrit for the first time, is attributed to Maha-kala Himself. The Text used is that of the edition published at Calcuttain1899 bytheSa...
-Preface. Part 2
Pashubhavarato mantri diva laksha-japang;charet. Svacharanirato viro ratrau laksha-japang charet. In connection with this verse I must observe that in the notes to verse 20 it is said that the first ...
-Preface. Part 3
Verses 15 and 16, as sufficiently appears from their context, refer to the sadhana of those who are not siddha. Verses 10, 17, and 18 apply to both sadhaka and siddha, as to verse 20, see pp. 4, 5 an...
-Invocation. Aim. Om. Obeisance To The Supreme Devata
I make obeisance to the Lord Guru, the wish-granting Tree of Suras, eternal Consciousness and Bliss Itself, the highest of the highest, Brahman, Shiva Himself. I make obeisance to Her who by Her Shakt...
-Om. Obeisance To The Supreme Devata. Part 2
In the Satyayuga Brahma revealed the Smritis, Puranas and other Shastra to the Devarshis. In this way Brahmavidya was promulgated to the world. This therefore is authority to show, that just as Brahma...
-Om. Obeisance To The Supreme Devata. Part 3
Again the Veda says 'All this is verily Brahman.' Despite this Mahavakya, various distinctions are made, such as those of caste, Adhikara of men and women and so forth. So a male Brahmana may say Vaid...
-Om. Obeisance To The Supreme Devata. Part 4
Sachchidananda Mahavidya, in undistinguishable union of Shiva and Shakti, can alone be worshipped with such non-dualism of feeling. Although Tantrik worshippers are divided into five communities namel...
-Om. Obeisance To The Supreme Devata. Part 5
The forms of the Mahavidya are divided into two groups namely the Kalikula and Shrikula. So Niruttara Tantra says that 'Kali, Tara, Raktakali Bhuvana, Marddinl, Triputa, Tvarita, Durga and Vidya Praty...
-Om. Obeisance To The Supreme Devata. Part 6
Hence Sadhakas who desire Liberation should always think of the Svarupatattva of Brahmavidya Kalika. Of this Svarupa the Devi says in Mahabhagavata : ' Those who long for Liberation should, in order t...
-Om. Obeisance To The Supreme Devata. Part 7
Even a Kaula who has received Abhisheka an hundred times is to be deemed a Pashu and without the pale of Kuladharma if he is addicted to excessive drinking.' In the Kularnava, Shiva says 'Oh My Belove...
-Prayer
At the Feet of Shri Shri Kalika. May the Maha-Devi who is called Kalika, Because She is without beginning or end, Whose Body is imagined to be blue of colour, Because like the blue sky She pervades t...
-Hymn To Kali (Karpuradistotra)
O Mother and Spouse of the Destroyer of the three cities,2 they who thrice recite3 Thy Bija 4 formed by omitting from Karpura, the middle and last consonants and the vowels, but adding Vamakshi and Bi...
-Hymn To Kali. I. Commentary (Inner Sense)
With respectful obeisance to the beauteous feet of Svami Ramananda I write this Svarupa-vyakhya named the Grantor of pure Bliss (Vimalanandadayini). 4 'Oh Mother (Matah) The root Ma = to measure, to...
-Hymn To Kali. II. Commentary
Possessor of the great Power of creating, preserving and withdrawing. 1 Mashehi' Durgarama Siddhanta vagisha is of opinion that by the use of Kadachit it is meant that unlike other religious Karma w...
-Hymn To Kali. III. Commentary
Ka is Brahma, A is Ananta, La is Atma of the universe, I is subtle, Ka is Brahma, A is Ananta. (Tantrabhidana). Thus it is said that Mahadevi is the subtle, beginningless and endless Atma of the unive...
-Hymn To Kali. IV. Commentary
' Sword ' (Kripanaro) The sword is knowledge (Jnana) by which the bonds of ignorance of the desire-free Sadhaka are severed See Shiva-dharmottara. ' Severed head' (Chhinna-mundam.) The human head ...
-Hymn To Kali. V. Commentary
' Whoever' (Ye, ye). Even the most sinful. The Kalikularahasya says, ' Whoever he be who remembers Durga with or without reverence is delivered from evil and attains the supreme end.' Recite (Japan...
-Hymn To Kali. VI. Commentary
The self-manifest one. Devi The milk of these is the food with which She nourishes the world and the drink of immortality with which She liberates Her Sadhakas. 'Full breasts (Pinastana-dhya) She...
-Hymn To Kali. VII. Commentary
One whose mind is smitten with passion for the world. ' Dullard' (Jadachetah) A great Jnani. ' Poet' (Kavih) Who in mental vision sees Thee who art Sachchidanan-darupinl. ' Meditates' (Dhyayan) ...
-Hymn To Kali. VIII. Commentary
That is see with unperturbed mind. ' Meditate on' (Dhyayanti) Hara is He who removes (Harati) the threefold pains (Adhyitmika, Adhibhautika, Adhidaivika) of Jivas. His spouse is Shakti, that is She ...
-Hymn To Kali. IX. Commentary
Of us all including Brahma, Vishnu, and Rudra. In the Devi Sukta, Vishnu says, 'One, subtle, and unchanged, and yet many, Thou dost give birth to millions of worlds. Who am I Vishnu, and who is the ot...
-Hymn To Kali. X. Commentary
Laya Yoga is here described in this and following verses. Gheranda Sam-ita says, 'One should become Shaktimaya by doing Yoni Mudra. One should be in Paramatma with sweet Shrirhgararasa (love sentiment...
-Hymn To Kali. XI. Commentary
' Spouse of Hara' Charmer of Mahakala. (Harabadhu) 1 Mentally recite' (Vichintya japati) The Kaulavali says that mental (Manasa) Japa is a hundred times more efficacious than verbal (Vachika) Japa....
-Hymn To Kali. XII. Commentary
That is dost make the world lose itself in Thy Causal (Kara-na) body. Dost withdraw (Samharati) She is the creative Shakti of Brahma. Dhata She is the preservative Shakti of Vishnu whose spouse i...
-Hymn To Kali. XIII. Commentary
That is, devoid of discrimination. The Bagala Stotra says, 'Oh four-armed, four-headed, worshipful Parameshvari, Oh Devi Ambika who art ever worshipped with devotion by Krishna, Oh Parameshvari who a...
-Hymn To Kali. XIV. Commentary
' Kali' Dispeller of the fear Kala or Death. ' Thou art Earth' (Dharitri kilangshuchirapi samiropi gaga nam) Guptarnava Tantra says, 'Thou art Earth, Thou art Water, Thou art Fire, Thou art the A...
-Hymn To Kali. XV. Commentary
For Divya Sadhakas. or Parabrahmarupinl. 'And' (Tu) 'Mahakali' The cremation-ground is Parabrahman into which in the great Dissolution (Mahapralaya) all beings go:as though corpses 'In the crematio...
-Hymn To Kali. XVI. Commentary
'Kali' Dispeller of the fear of Kala or Death ' Whoever ' Here a Divya Sadhaka ' Midday' (Madhyahne) At noon. Devotion (Premna) That is Parabhakti 'Offers' (Vitarati) Merges in Thee, that is,...
-Hymn To Kali. XVII. Commentary
'Devotee' ( Bhaktah) The Sadhaka who is a Yogi on the Divya path. The Abode' ( Kusumadhanusho mandiram) The triangular Yoni Mandala in the Muladhara. Nirvana Tantra says, 'In the triangle, the abo...
-Hymn To Kali. XVIII. Commentary
The Progenitrix. Mother ( Janani) Midnight. Brihannila Tantra says, 'He who is intent on meditation ab midnight or early dawn surely sees the supremely blissful aspect of Dev!.' ' At night' ( Nakt...
-Hymn To Kali. XIX. Commentary
'Oh Black One' (Asita) Asita means free from bondage. Sita, means bound. Asita is therefore 'not bound' or eternally liberated. The root So, means 'to bind.' Amarakosha gives the meaning of Sita as '...
-Hymn To Kali. XX. Commentary
'Naked' (Nagnah) That is free from the covering of Maya; Nirvikara. ' Amorous play' (Nidhuvana- -vinodena) That is enjoying the bliss of union between Atma and Parashakti. The Kularnava Tantra sa...
-Hymn To Kali. XXI. Commentary
Thy real self ' (Svarupa-khyam) Beads (Pathati) Speaks of the Dhyana of both Thy gross and subtle aspects. That is recites aloud. The Vishuddheshvara Tantra says, 'Oh Devi, the reading of a Hymn (...
-Hymn To Kali. XXII. Commentary
And on death gets Videhamukti. 'Liberated' (Jivanmukta) He gets Nirvana in Brahman. The Mahakalasamhita says, 'Whoever constantly and with devotion reads this Hymn originating from Mahakala, is free...
-Tantrik Texts
Rs. A. Vol. I. TANTRABHIDHANA with Vijanighantu and Mudra-Nighantu. - A Tantrik Dictionary, Edited by Tarantha Vidyaratna with an Introduction in English by Arthur Avalon 2 o ...







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