This is the complete electronic text of the Mahanirvana Tantra with links to each chapter. Tantra. I am telling Thee the truth, O Devi! Lay it to the heart and ponder over it. There is no doctrine superior to the Kaulika doctrine, the most. The mahanirvana Tantra is in the form of dialog between Lord Siva and his consort Parvati where the Mahadeva Himself explains the theory and practice of .

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Jahanirvana Kali Age cannot harm those who give to the truthful Kaulika Yogi the elements of worship, which have been previously purified by Kaulika rites Fruits of Contemplative Life.

Offering the japa to the Devata, let him make obeisance in mahnirvana way of which I have spoken There are numerous other vrata which have developed to a great extent in Bengaland for which there is no Shastric authority such as Madhu-sankranti-vrataJala-sankranti-vrataand others.

The achara is the way, customand practice of a particular class of sadhaka. First say the Pranava, and then the name of the Deva the Rishi or the Pitri in the accusative case, and after that the words “tarpayami namah.

The pashu is, in fact, the man who is bound by the bonds pashaof which the Kularnava Tantra enurnerates eight — namely, pity dayaignorance and delusion mohafear bhayashame lajjadisgust ghrinafamily kulacustom shilaand caste varna. There are in this body the material organsas distinguished from the faculty of sense.

It is by the grace of this Mantra, O Devi! Disordered by madness, they will meet death, falling into lakes, pits, or in impenetrable forests, or from hills or house-tops He worships the Devi at night, and makes japa at night with his mouth full of pan, and makes obeisance to the kula vriksha. He then meditates on the lunar brilliancegazing at the tip of the nose.

Mahanrvana, the one Supreme Lord, is the Cause of all beings, the Manifestation of Whose creative Energy in the three worlds is called Brahma But some portions of this Dharma, O Beloved!


This Mantra is in every way efficacious in initiation. The Pashu-Gayatri, which liberates a beast from its life of a beast, is as follows: Diksha is the root of mantra.

Then let the Sadhaka bow to the Devi, take such water as is needed for his worship, bowing to the water whence he has drawn it, and proceed to the place of worship, earnestly meditating on and reciting hymns of praise to the Devi meanwhile. Let the sadhana think of the great ocean of nectar in his heart. By merit acquired in many previous births the mind inclines to Kaulika doctrine, and tantrs whose soul is purified by such worship himself becomes Shiva If in this Age the pashu-bhava cannot exist, how can there be divya-bhava?

He sways this incomprehensible universe, and all that has movement and is motionless in the three worlds depends on Him; and lighted by His truth, the world shines as does Truth itself.

The sandhya follows, which mahanirvanz of achamana sipping of watermarjjana-snanam sprinkling of the whole body with water taken with the hand or kusha-grasspranayama regulation of prana through its manifestation in breathagha-marshana expulsion of the person of sin from the body.

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Saying Vammshanirvana, exhibiting the Dhenu-Mudra over it, make it into the food of immortality. Shaivas call this place Shiva-sthanaVaishnavasParama-purushaShaktasDevi-sthanathe Sankhya tanrra Prakriti-purusha-sthana. The solar region drinks the nectar which drops from the region of the Moon. This text includes a detailed introduction by Sir John Woodroffe. Should one not follow the ritual ordained, whether from ignorance, wickedness, or irreverence, then one is disqualified for all observances, and becomes a worm in dung It would be better, O Beloved!

The Sadhaka should then make meditation which accomplishes his desire When introduced by the Bija of Sarasvati, Maya, or Kamala, instead of the Mantra Om, it bestows various kinds of learning, siddhi, and prosperity in every quarter The rule in all the Tantras is that that which is prescribed for the morning should be done in the morning, Sandhya thrice daily and worship at midday, but, O Auspicious One!


Savikalpasamadhi is a deeper and more intense contemplation on the Mhanirvana to the exclusion of all other objectsand constituting trance mahanidvana ecstasy. On awakeninga tntra is said in invocation of the Tri-murtti and the sunmoonand planetsand salutation is made to the Guru. I have now revealed to Thee the amulet Mantra of the Supreme Brahman.

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For Purashcharana, O Beautiful One! Guru is father, mother, and Brahman. Mhaanirvana the Tantra we must therefore look if we would understand aright both ritual, yogaand sadhana of all kinds, as also the general principles of which these practices are but the objective expression.

They will be without faith or devotion, and will do japa and puja with no other end than to dupe the people.

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Others are spoken of, such as mahanirvnadhyana-yajnaetc. There are many misgivings about the Tantras because they allow a wider freedom to the practitioners in seeking self realization, including the use of questionable means and substances. Guru is the root mala of diksha imitation.

When the pronuclear activity and differentiation mahahirvana completed, the jivatmawhose connection with the pronuclei initiated the pro-nuclear or formative activityenters the miniature human formand the second stage of growth and de-velopment begins.

Siva tells her that by worship of Brahman, there will be no need for any other religious observances Avalon 4. Offerings are made to the Ishta-devata in the fire. In worship it is that by which the mind is fixed on mananirvana object. The fourth chaste is known as the hangsa, and does not touch metal nor women Mahanirvanna In spite of its many blemishes, the Kali Age possesses one great merit, that from the mere intention of a Kaulika of firm resolution desired result ensues