Dattatreya The Immortal Guru Yogin and Avatara

On the importance of practising dhyana on the om syllable, Jan A. Schoterman—in his analysis of the eighth chapter of the Kubjika Upanisad— notes how at least two so-called Pranava Upanisads existed, ...

Author: Antonio Rigopoulos

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438417330


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Presents the multi-faceted Hindu deity Dattatreya from his Puranic emergence to modern times. This book presents the multi-faceted Hindu deity Dattatreya from his Puranic emergence up to modern times. Dattatreya's Brahmanical portrayal, as well as his even more archaic characterization as a Tantric antinomian figure, combines both Vaisnava Saiva motifs. Over the course of time, Dattatreya has come to embody the roles of the immortal guru, yogin and avatara in a paradigmatic manner. From the sixteenth century Dattatreya's glorious characterization emerged as the incarnation of the trimurti of Brahma, Visnu, and Siva. Although Maharastra is the heartland of Dattatreya devotion, his presence is attested to throughout India and extends beyond the boundaries of Hinduism, being met with in Sufi circles and even in Buddhism and Jainism via Nathism. The scarce attention which most Western scholars of Indian religions have paid to this deity contrasts with its ubiquitousness and social permeability. Devotion to Dattatreya cuts through all social and religious strata of Indian society: among his adepts we find yogis, Brahmans, faqirs, Devi worshippers, untouchables, thieves, and prostitutes. This book explores all primary religious dimensions: myth, doctrine, ritual, philosophy, mysticism, and iconography. The comprehensive result offers a rich fresco of Hindu religion as well as an understanding of Marathi integrative spirituality: precisely this complexity of themes constitutes Dattatreya's uniqueness. "I learned a great deal from this book. Although I had known about Dattatreya as an important figure in Hinduism, I had never realized the richness and complexity of this truly Protean deity. As Rigopoulos notes, Dattatreya has been largely neglected by scholars, and this book makes you wonder why, since he is so intriguing. I suspect that this will become a classic in its area, since there really is no comparable work which does so much relating to Dattatreya. In a way, to read the history of Dattatreya as presented by Rigopoulos is to engage the history of Hinduism! Virtually all of the major historical phases and issues are there, from the Vedic period up to the last decade." -- Glen Hayes, Bloomfield College

Ritual and Speculation in Early Tantrism

Kubjika. Upanisad. and. Its. Atharvavedic. Character. Ian. A. Schoferman. Several Tantrically oriented schools and traditions have produced their own Upanisads, thus trying to gain more authority by linking their position with the ...

Author: Teun Goudriaan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438404549

Category: Religion

Page: 359

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This book illustrates the extent to which we can understand the writings of the leading tantricas whose views regarding the universe and enlightenment developed from ritual practice and yoga. Contributors to this anthology include Helene Brunner, Gudrun Buhnemann, Richard H. Davis, Vrajavallabha Dviveda, Sanjukta Gupta, Minoru Hara, Paul Muller-Ortega, Navjivan Rastogi, Alexis Sanderson, Jan A. Schoterman, Raffaele Torella, and Teun Goudriaan.

The Canon of the Saivagama and the Kubjika

... 35, 110, 118, 198n.28 Utphullakatantra, 115, 121, 199n.39 Unmattapaddhati, 109 Unmattabhairavatantra, 34, 45, 46, 53, 105, 109, 121 Unmattabhairavastitra, transmission of, 108-10 Upanisad, 102 Umtiganes'varatantra, 185n.

Author: Mark S. G. Dyczkowski

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438401736

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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This book serves as an introductory study of Tantric Saivism in its original scriptural sources. It traces the features and content of the canon of the SAaiva Tantras, making use of many unpublished manuscripts from Kashmiri Saiva authors. The book is also an introduction to the literature of the Kubjikamata. As Kundalini, Kubjika is worshipped as the Goddess who is curled up and sleeping, waiting to be awakened. The author explores her place in the Tantric literature.

Dead Birds

Goudriaan , T & Schoterman , J.A. The Kubjika Upanisad . Egbert Forsten , Groningen : 1995 Goudriaan , T. Maya Divine and Human . Motilal Banarsidas , Delhi : 1978 . Guenther , H.V. The Life and Teachings of Naropa .

Author: N. E. Sjoman

Publisher: Calgary : Black Lotus Books


Category: Hatha yoga

Page: 148

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Par khyatantram

The Kubjika Upanisad. Groningen Oriental Series 10. Groningen: Egbert Forsten. Gronbold, Giinter. 1983. 'Materialien zur Geschichte des Sadanga-Yoga. I. Der Sadahga-Yoga im Hinduismus' in Indo-Iranian Journal 25, pp. 181-90.

Author: Dominic Goodall



Category: Hindu hymns, Sanskrit

Page: 669

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Śaiva ritualistic text.

Explaining Mantras

ADh Apastamba Dharmasutra LT AT A gamatattvavildsa MM A AU Atharvasikhd Upanisad MMT BAU Brhadaranyaka Upanisad MMU ... KU Kausltaki Upanisad RT KubT Kubjika Tantra RV LSN Lalita Sahasranama SA Laksrril Tantra Mantramahdrnava Mundamala ...

Author: Robert A. Yelle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135888175

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

T r in Hinduism

Upanishads . The Kubjika Upanişad . Ed..with English tr . , notes , etc. by Teun Gourdriaan & Jan A. Schoterman . Gröningen : Egbert Forsten , 1994 . -- . Twelve Principal Upanişads . Ed . with English Select Bibliogaphy 321.

Author: Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya



Category: Art, Indic

Page: 396

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Relates To Tara, A Popular Goddess Of The Hindus In Eastern India, Particularly In Assam And West Bengal. The Study Will Helps Researchers To Investigate Into The Cult Of Tara, Espcially In The Background Of Cultural And Ideological Developments Of India. Contains 6 Chapters And Many Illustrations.

Reflections on the Tantras

Thus the Bhagavadgitā of the Mahābhārata which claims to give us the pure milk of the Upanişads ( sarvopanisado gāvo ... The injunction of the Tantras belonging to the Kubjika school that the goddess Kubjikā is to be worshipped in the ...

Author: Sudhakar Chattopadhyaya

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120806917

Category: Philosophy

Page: 105

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The brochur touches upon all the principal precepts of Tantra, especially the esotric practices. an account of the Sakta pithas has also been given in the background of the ethnological divisions of India. New light has been thrown on the origin of bija, mantra and gayatrt occurring in Tantric works. The study may be regarded as a new one, since scientific discussion of Tantricism has not yet progressed so far satisfactorily, especially from the point of view of the Tantrics themselves.

Journal of Asian Studies

The Kubjika Upanisad . Groningen , Egbert Forsten , 1994. viii , 180 pp . $ 57.00 ( paper ) . GROVES , Paula A. , ed . Economic Development and Social Change in Sri Lanka : A Spatial and Policy Analysis .

Author: Association for Asian Studies



Category: Asia


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The Roots of Tantra

Brahman is also introduced as a Yaksa in the Kena Upanisad 3.2 . 41. Atharva Veda Samhitd , trans . William Dwight Whitney ( Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass , 1971r ) , 571 . 42. For the Kubjika school , see Goudriaan and Gupta , Hindu ...

Author: Katherine Anne Harper

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791453056

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, Tantra has been the most difficult to define. Almost everything about it its major characteristics, its sources, its relationships to other religions, even its practices are debated among sc