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

Paperback | November 27, 2013

byAndre Padoux, Roger-Orphe Jeanty

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Though many practitioners of yoga and meditation are familiar with the Sri Cakra yantra, few fully understand the depth of meaning in this representation of the cosmos. Even fewer have been exposed to the practices of mantra and puja (worship) associated with it. Andre Padoux, with RogerOrphe-Jeanty, offers the first English translation of the Yoginihrdaya, a seminal Hindu tantric text dating back to the 10th or 11th century CE. The Yoginihrdaya discloses to initiate the secret of the Heart of the Yogini, or the supreme Reality: the divine plane where the Goddess (Tripurasundari, or Consciousness itself) manifests her power and glory. As Padoux demonstrates, the Yoginihrdaya is not a philosophical treatise aimed atexpounding particular metaphysical tenets. It aims to show a way towards liberation, or, more precisely, to a tantric form of liberation in this life - jivanmukti, which grants both liberation from the fetters of the world and domination over it.

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Though many practitioners of yoga and meditation are familiar with the Sri Cakra yantra, few fully understand the depth of meaning in this representation of the cosmos. Even fewer have been exposed to the practices of mantra and puja (worship) associated with it. Andre Padoux, with RogerOrphe-Jeanty, offers the first English translatio...

Andre Padoux is now retired Senior Research Fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research. Roger-Orphe Jeanty is an independent practitioner of Kashmir Shaivism and Sri Vidya.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:November 27, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199982333

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Note on the Transcription and Pronunciation of SanskritPrefaceIntroduction1. Encounter in the Cakra - Cakrasadketa2. Encounter in the Mantra - Mantrasadketa3. Encounter in the Puja - PujasamketaNotesBibliographyIndex