LAKSMI TANTRA

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Sanjukta Gupta
Brill Archive, Jan 1, 1972 - Hindu literature - 398 pages
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Contents

Introducing the sastra I
1
The pure creation
8
The three phenomenal gunas
15
Evolution of the material world from prakrti
27
The six kosas of Sakti
35
The avataras of Laksmi in the six sheaths
44
The three types of Gods avataras
54
The fivefold divine functions
64
Tarika in the three states of existence viz
177
Ahga upahga and other mantras
184
The purification of the body Bhutasuddhi
202
Description of the images and the process of
212
External sacrifice construction of the platform
227
External worship Further details with a descrip
238
Various requisites for external worship
248
The daily duties of an adept
254

The true nature of Sakti Laksmi
73
Various methods of attaining ultimate truth
79
The secret method of selfsurrender the fourth
88
The course of mantras and their characteristics
98
The origin of letters
104
Analysis of the structure of a mantra and
114
Description of matrka
123
Tara and Anutaramantras
135
Duties of an adept
144
Distinction between kriyasakti and bhiitisakti
155
The two aspects of Sakti viz Soma and Surya
163
The Sudarsana kriyasakti
169
The initiation and abhiseka ceremonies
269
mantra of Tarika
278
Different methods of worshipping the mantra
286
Revealing the secret mantras of the Tarika
297
Mode of worshipping the Laksmimantra
310
obtained
317
The power of the Srisukta
335
A brief summary of the Cosmogony
356
Summary of the four states of sound and conclu
369
Index of mantras
391
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