More by Ajit Mookerjee. Tantra Asana. Ajit Mookerjee. Kali: The Feminine Force. Ajit Mookerjee. from: $ The Tantric Way: Art, Science, Ritual. Ajit Mookerjee . Ajit Mookerjee, born in Bengal (British Raj) in and died in India in , was a specialist in the sacred texts of the Indian subcontinent, art curator, collector. publisher’s note In the months from September to the beginning of December , reportedly Helen 1 ACIM Text A 10 Kundalini – The Secret of Yoga.
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It must be emphasized, however, that, of whatever type they may be and for whatever purpose they are invoked, yantras are usually represented in pure geometrical abstraction.
These are known from both miniature paintings and scrolls. As ritual enfolds the entire multiplicity of life, equally it also creates and multiplies art symbols to suit its specific context.
Through the vocabulary of art, it teaches us to understand the world in a way that our experience of it is enriched and deepened. The four gates represent the earthly plane which one must transcend gradually to identify with the core of the pattern in which resides the essence.
Only 15 left in stock more on the way. Out of Print–Limited Availability. In the words of Aurobindo, it reveals: William John Meegan rated it liked it Jul 10, The centre of the mandala projects the cosmic zone; it may be represented by a ring of lotus as the seat of the Vajrasattva, Mandala diagram.
In tantrism, however, abusive language has a double meaning, ‘concrete’ and ‘symbolic’, mainly to transubstantiate that experience into awareness. The aspirant thus realizes, in a transcendental experience, his union with Siva-Sakti.
So eloquent are these interlocking figures that their sinuous curves far surpass mere sensual enjoyment. To understand its pictorial range, tantric imagery can be broadly grouped into 1 psycho-cosmic forms and diagrams such as yantras and mandalas: Ink and gouache on cloth.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In Search of the Life Divine. Between the seventh and eleventh centuries a Seal illustrating a yogi in meditation with a trident symbol at his back, signifying transcendence of the seven phenomenal planes of existence. Though distinct in their qualities, they are inseparable since they are essentially two aspects moolerjee one principle. Each letter of the mantra is charged with energy and creates vibrations in the inner consciousness.
Thus tantra opens up a new vista in its ideological and spiritual concepts, and its spectrum of experiential techniques provides a possible psychotherapeutic alternative in the quest of a love and joy that unite. Rajas energy is the revolving tendency, which gives impetus to all creative force. It is practical, and has no concern with wordy warfare. Unity The foundations of tantra art are based on the spiritual values which surround Indian art in general. Symbols seldom appear directly, and their inner meaning ever eludes the eye; however enigmatic they may appear, they are only the means of knowing reality in images.
Sound vibrations are said to be the manifestation of the Sakti and consequently are sound equivalents of the deities. Vision and contemplation serve as a basis for the creation of free abstract structures surpassing schematic intention.
Innumerable other biomorphic shapes and voidal spheres resulted as a fusion of primary shapes in an attempt to record astronomical concepts. During sexual union the adepts 24 withdraw their minds from their environment. Another such similarity exists between mandalas and the Navajo sand-paintings used for ritual healing. Detail of a scroll painting depicting the evolution of the universe from dense matter, symbolized here by elephants gradually ascending into the ethereal spheres of the cosmos.
Refresh and try again. As a result, pseudo-orientalists recoiled with a puritanical shudder from this ‘mysterious cult’ and ridiculed it; this attitude was shared by their Indian counterparts in the nineteenth century. They may well discover from this book 9 that it could offer them far more than a simple breaking-down of conceptual cages.
It is only in the relative plane that Siva-Sakti are looked upon as separate entities. It is difficult to determine the exact time when the word tantra came to be used; nor is it possible to determine when zjit principles and practices were first introduced.
Every movement, thought and action is performed for Himalayas. They are the Saivite counterparts of Vaishnavite Salagramas. Thus in her ascent, the Kundalini absorbs within herself all the kinetic energy with which the different psychic centres are charged. A point also functions as a ‘mental point’ or ‘mano-bindu’, serving as the vehicle of the mind, an area which is the meeting-ground of subject and object. Trividha- Bala, the young one, Tripura-Sundari, the beautiful one, and Tripura-Bhairavi, the terrifying one.
We must sink into our own wombs to find ourselves.
In tantric terms it means a synthesis, a development of feminity within each one of us. It conceives of the human body as the physical substratum to highest awareness, and the raw material for further transformation, where even conjugal love and sex are considered a means to supreme joy and spiritual edification; its unconventional and spontaneous approach to life, with its psycho-experimental content, offers a complete reorientation moookerjee our outlook on the world at large.
Bindu is the ultimate point of power beyond which a thing or energy cannot be contracted or condensed. The Brahman the Absolute is symbolized as a curve which surrounds the universe and forms the egg Andathe Cosmic Egg Brahmanda. They are in the nature of a celestial mirror which reflects the imaged universe. Faced with opposition, Chandidas approached his temple deity, the goddess Bashuli, who said to him: These are used not for mystical illumination but to counteract the influence of adverse conditions such as extreme cold or heat, hunger and thirst, especially when a prolonged jait is performed under the sky at midnight in solitary places or at a high altitude.
Please try your request again later. The yantras are not only based on mathematical form but also on a mathematical method.
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