The Great Liberation: Mahanirvana Tantra (The Selected Works of Sir John Woodroffe)

By: Sir John Woodroffe

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The Indian Tantras, which are numerous, constitute the scripture (Sastra) of the Kaliyuga, and as such are a voluminous source of present and practical orthodox "Hinduism". The Tantra Sastra is, in fact, whatever be its historial origin, a development of the Karmakanda (using that term in the general sense of ritual section of the scripture), promulgated to meet the needs of that age. Siva says: "For the benefit of men of the Kali age, men bereft of energy and dependent for existence on the food they eat, the Kaula doctrine, O auspicious one! is given" (Ch. IX, verse 12). To the Tantras we must therefore look if we would understand aright both ritual, yoga, and sadhana of all kinds as they exist to-day, as also the general principles of which these practices are but the objective expression.Printed Pages: 472.

Title: The Great Liberation: Mahanirvana Tantra (The Selected Works of Sir John Woodroffe)

Author Name: Sir John Woodroffe

Categories: India, Tantra,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2013

ISBN: 8178224224

ISBN 13: 9788178224220

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 102321

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