The Heart of the Yogini: The Yoginihrdaya, a Sanskrit Tantric Treatise

The Heart of the Yogini: The Yoginihrdaya, a Sanskrit Tantric Treatise

André Padoux, Roger-Orphe Jeanty

even though many practitioners of yoga and meditation are conversant in the Shri Chakra, a sacred diagram, few absolutely comprehend the intensity of which means during this illustration of the cosmos. The Yoginihrdaya, a Hindu tantric textual content relationship again to the 10th or 11th century Ce, discloses to initiates the key of the guts of the Yogini, or the perfect fact: the divine aircraft the place the Goddess (Tripurasundari, or attention itself) manifests her energy and glory, via her yantra, mantra, and worship. André Padoux, with Roger Orphe-Jeanty, deals the 1st English translation of this seminal textual content. Padoux demonstrates that the Yoginihrdaya isn't a philosophical treatise geared toward expounding specific metaphysical tenets. particularly it goals to teach a manner in the direction of liberation, or, extra accurately, to a tantric kind of liberation during this life-jivanmukti, which provides either liberation from the fetters of the realm and domination over it.

Editorial Reviews

"This long-awaited English-language version of André Padoux's vintage examine and translation of the Yoginihrdaya is a window onto a remarkably refined ritual and metaphysical procedure. awarded in a transparent and fascinating structure, it really is an awesome creation and consultant to the realm of Hindu Tantra." --David Gordon White, J. F. Rowny Professor of Comparative faith, college of California, Santa Barbara

About the Authors

André Padoux is Senior examine Fellow (retired) on the French nationwide middle for clinical Research.

Roger-Orphé Jeanty is an self sufficient practitioner of Kashmir Shaivism and Sri Vidya.

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