Yoga Spandakarika: The Sacred Texts at the Origins of Tantra

Yoga Spandakarika: The Sacred Texts at the Origins of Tantra

Daniel Odier

Translation and remark of 1 of an important texts of the Kashmirian Shivaism culture of Tantra

• writer used to be a pupil of the overdue Kalu Rinpoche

• Explores the transmission of Mahamudra, the nice Cosmic Gesture

• contains the Vijnanabhaïrava Tantra, which includes the totality of the oldest resource textual content on Yoga

The Spandakarika, the "Tantric track of the Divine Pulsation," is related to were transmitted on to the sage Vasugupta from the fingers of Shiva on Mount Kailas. In his statement on those fifty-two stanzas, the sage Ksemaraja defined them because the center of the Mahamudra.

The oldest masters of Spandakarika seen every little thing within the universe, together with topic, as cognizance and created a yoga perform in line with this consciousness. The sacred dance of Yoga Spandakarika, Tandava, is very refined and hard, requiring hundreds of thousands of hours of perform to grasp, but it surpasses the other actual perform, permitting the practitioner to the touch the divine internal pulse. as soon as its 3rd level has been mastered, the yogi or yogini is ready to occur the dance of Shiva in house, a practice obvious within the statuary of Tantric temples in India and Tibet. power isn't any longer gotten smaller through the belief of duality, and the brain and physique turn into unbounded, forming a sphere that includes all that used to be previously outdoors. In Yoga Spandakarika Daniel Odier passes on those vanishing teachings as he got them from his Tibetan grasp, Kalu Rinpoche, and Kashmiri yogi Lalita Devi.

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