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.
"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.
Samkṣobhinī to Yoni, her nature being that of a realization (caitanya) that turns into the cakra, that's to claim, that assumes the points of the ninefold cakra, from Trailokyamohana to Sarvānandamaya. to prevent, even if, that one may still think that simply the facility of task acts within the srīcakra, the YH adds: The woke up should always meditate intensely at the preferrred elegance that is will. //72a// icchārūpam param tejaḥ sarvadā bhāvayed budhaḥ / The adept mustn't ever overlook that it's the.
Twelve indicators of the zodiac, one counts the syllables of the vidyā with out the three HRĪṂ. Mahesvarī [when] within the kind of the cakra [has] within the similar means a cosmic point. //67a// evam visvaprakārā ca cakrarūpā mahesvarī / The srīcakra, in addition to the srividyā, is the Goddess in her cosmic job. all of the kinds we now have simply obvious taken over via her because the vidyā—as mistress of the ganas , and so on—she additionally assumes whilst within the type of the cakra. The Dī tells which elements of the srīcakra are.
in reality, a yogic perform. The vidyā having taken on, within the mūlādhāra, the of the vāgbhava, just like lightning, //69b// her physique being made up of ﬁfty phonemes linked to thirty-eight kalās, within the kind of the kunḍalinī, pierces the 3 manḍalas. //70// Shining like ten million ﬂashes of lightning, formed like a lotus ﬁber, she attaches herself to the manḍala of the moon of the internal sky, her nature being that of a ﬂow of nectar //71// of which she pervades the full universe,.
Her nature being consistent bliss. The thought: “this strength is my very own self,” such is the key that means, O Mahesvarī! //72// mūlādhāre taḍidrūpe vāgbhavākāratām gate //69// aṣṭatrimsatkalāyuktapañcāsadvarnavigrahā / vidyā kunḍalinīrūpā manḍalatrayabhedinī //70// taḍitkoṭinibhaprakhyā bisatantunibhākṛtiḥ / vyomendumanḍalāsaktā sudhāsrotaḥsvarūpinī //71// unhappyā vyāptajagatkṛtsnā sadānandasvarūpinī / eṣā svātmeti buddhis tu rahasyārtho mahesvari //72// The time period vāgbhava right here doesn't.
Underlining therefore the samvidadvaita (the “nonduality of consciousness”) perception of the Trika: that there's just one wakeful precept, Śiva, of which the Encounter within the Worship 143 person consciousnesses of humans are basically points. it's during this recognize that she is both ahantā and idanta, either absolutely the natural I and the multiplicity of the objective world. Tripurasundarī is usually “the nice Kāmakalā.” This refers back to the kāmakalā diagram, symbolizing the union of Śiva.