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By S.C. Banerji

Tantra is a special philosophical procedure Many suppose wanting to find out about it, yet few love the time and effort to appreciate. The intricacies of Tantra. So, a short-cut is important. within the current paintings, an try has been made to set forth the highlights of the Tantra works and their authors. A bibliography, meant to assist additional examining, has been addes.

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There can be Sivahood even in the state of one who is subject to rebirth. His Sivahood is not covered in any condition of jagrat, svapna, susupti. He is beyond happiness, sorrow and delusion. He is neither grahya (that which can be taken) nor grahaka (one who takes). When one's ego disappears, one attains the Supreme state. In such a condition, one becomes the knower and the doer; then one can do or know everything that is desired. There are two avasthas, one Karya, the other Kartrtva. The former is destructible, the latter imperishable.

His Siva-sutra indicates his Krama leaning. Tantric Saivism of Kashmir Vasugupta 53 No work exclusively on Krama. Some of his works, particularly the Siva-sutra and Spandakarika, appear to have incidentally contributed to the cause of Krama system. Vatulanatha-sutra (Traditionally attributed). Vatulanatha (Traditionally known, but no historical evidence) The main features of the Krama system are as follows: A. It is Sakti-oriented It reflects the emergence of the Sakta tendencies in the monistic Saivism of Kashmir.

Due to effort it appears clearly. So also what really exists can be soon realised by resorting to Sakti. Another analogy is this. Atman pervades the body, a person can at once feel the bite even of a small louse. So, one, who realises Atman, acquires omniscience everywhere. Glani (debility or decay) wears out the body. It arises from ajnana which is avoided by the knowledge of Atman. From Atman arise Bindu, Nada, Rupa (capacity for seeing in darkness), Rasa (taste of nectar in the mouth). These Siddhis, which are obstacles, appear to men very soon.

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