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Theory of Karman in Indian Thought

The problem of suffering and diversity of human nature is a great riddle which has been discussed widely in the eastern spiritual traditions for thousands of years. This book, the Theory of Karman in Indian Thought, outlines how the different schools have worked with the problem of Karma from the Upanishads, the Tantric sects to […]

Amrtacandrasuris Laghutattvasphota

Amrtacandrasuris Laghutattvasphota is tenth-century poem in the stotra genre, consisting of 625 verses divided into 25 chapters each describing unique exposition of reality also called nayas which corresponds to a step on the path. According to the Jain tradition, reality has an infinite number of aspects. The world only appears to be consistent and unified within our […]

Kularnava Tantra

Kularnava Tantra is a main work in the Tantric tradition. The book teaches the Tantric rituals in great details and propounds the basic philosophy of Tantrism, revealing the best aspects of Saktism. The Kularnava Tantra also teaches the doctrine of duties, incorporating the laws of Manu, the Bhagavadgita, and sermons of the Buddha. Besides the […]

Great Bliss: Tantric Sex and the Path to Inner Awakening

Great Bliss: Tantric Sex and the Path to Inner Awakening is the first complete modern instruction book on Tantric Buddhism, and the first on Buddhist sexual yoga. The heart of the book is a first-ever translation from the Sanskrit of the Ninth Century master Shabara’s The Sadhana of Secret Vajravilasini, a masterpiece of the world’s spiritual-erotic literature, […]

Vedantakalpalatika Madhusudan Saraswati

Vedantakalpalatika Madhusudan Saraswati is an original Sanskrit manual embracing all important topics relating to the Hindu philosophies of Vedanta and Advaita . The authors aim is to show how Advaita doctrines offers insight into the ultimate reality. Vedantakalpalatika was written sometime before 1500 A. D. Download the book here (232 pages/28 MB): Vedantakalpalatika Madhusudan Saraswati  

Making sense of Tantra

Making sense of Tantra. Buddha’s teachings inlcludes sutras and tantras. The sutras present the basic themes of practice for gaining liberation from recurring problems and to reach the enlightenment. They include methods for developing ethical self-discipline, concentration, love, compassion and an understanding of how things actually exist. The tantras present advanced practices based on the sutras.  Tantra practices serve as a […]

The Soma Tantra

The Soma Tantra by ItzQuauhtli, is the debut of the author, who wishes to be anonymous. The book is a work of fiction situated in Hindu mythology, drawing its literary lineage from The Mahabharata and Siva Purana. The moon god Soma Chandra defies hs brethren by kidnapping their guru’s new wife, the gears of war are set in […]

A Long Sadhana Vajrayogini – The diamond female yogi

A Long Sadhana Vajrayogini – The diamond female yogi. Last April I spend some time at the Tawang Monastary up between Bhutan and the border to Tibet. This is the second largest Buddhist monastary in the world, the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama and the first stop in safe-land for the 14th after his escape […]

The Shiva Samhita – A Critical Edition

The Shiva Samthita – A Critical Edition is a translation of the ancient teachings on tantra known as Shiva Samhita. The sanskrit title means “The Collection of Verses of Shiva” and the book is considered the most important root text of Hatha Yoga. It starts out by outlining various methods of liberation and philosophical ideas […]

THE DOCTRINE OF MAYA – In the Philosophy of the Vedanta

The Doctrine of Maya is the core principle in the Advaita Philosophy– the final pronouncement of Indian speculation on the conception of Reality and Appearance. In Advaita Vedanta philosophy, Maya is the limited, purely physical and mental reality in which our everyday consciousness has become entangled. Maya is held to be an illusion, a veiling of […]

Mahanirvana Tantra – Tantra of the Great Liberation

Mahanirvana Tantra – Tantra of the Great Liberation Translated by Arthur Avalon. This is one of the best known of the Tantric scriptures. It was translated by Sir John Woodroffe (under the pseudonym ‘Arthur Avalon‘), one of the few Indologists to gain direct access to this obscure and secretive branch of Hinduism. Framed as a […]

The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra by Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin

The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra by Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin presents contains two brilliant commentaries by the Dalai Lama. Berzin’s overview of mahamudra discusses the relation of mind, appearances and reality and offers practical techniques for overcoming problems due to excessive worry, anxiety and disturbing thought. This treasury of practical instruction contains extensive teachings on […]

Sakti and Sakta by Sir John Woodroffe

Sakti and Sakta by Sir John Woodroffe is a study on Shakta Tantric beliefs and practices. The book is an essential and indispensable volume on Tantra. It was written at the turn of the 20th century, during the British colonial occupation of India, and so it is not what one might call an easy or leisurely read. The […]

Introduction to Tantra-Sastra by Sir John Woodroffe

An Introduction to Tanthra Shastra, by Sir. John Woodroffe (1865–1936).  This book is intended as a guide for beginners of practical Tantra, and those who are interested in Tantric field. He was a master in Tantra and a Tantric teacher also. Sir. John Woodroffes works on tantra like Serpent power, Shakthi, shaktha, Garland of letters are […]

Taoist Secrets of Love – Cultivating Male Sexual Energy

Taoist Secrets of Love – Cultivating Male Sexual Energy was among the first modern works on Tantra in Western book stores. It reveals the ancient sexual secrets of Taoist sages. These secrets enables men to conserve and transform sexual energy through its circulation in the microcosmic orbit, invigorating and rejuvenating the body’s vital functions. Hidden […]

Tantra and its Misconceptions: Reclaiming the Essence from the Illusions By David Frawley

Perhaps nothing is more exotic, dramatic and sensational in India’s Yoga traditions than the practice of Tantra. No other approach to Yoga has gained such a fascination for the modern mind and its seeking of the bizarre, the entertaining and the enigmatic. Tantra appears to offer both spiritual and worldly success and prosperity and to […]

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