He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in , and in the following year was enrolled as an advocate of the Calcutta High Court. He served there for eighteen years, becoming Chief Justice in He died on 18 January in France. He translated some twenty original Sanskrit texts and, under his pseudonym Arthur Avalon, published and lectured prolifically on Indian philosophy and a wide range of Yoga and Tantra topics. Mahadevan wrote: "By editing the original Sanskrit texts, as also by publishing essays on the different aspects of Shaktism , he showed that the religion and worship had a profound philosophy behind it, and that there was nothing irrational or obscurantist about the technique of worship it recommends. It is a philosophically sophisticated commentary on, and translation of, the Satcakra-nirupana "Description of and Investigation into the Six Bodily Centres" of Purnananda dated c.
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Condition: As New. Contents Vol. I Preface by Arthur Avalon. Introduction by Arthur Avalon. Appearance and applicability of the Tantra scripture. What is the necessity for the Tantras when there is the Veda. The ephemeral and modern monism. Gayatri Mantra and image worship. Commands of Sastra. Worship of Devatas. What is Sakti. Siva and Sakti. Worship of the five Devatas. II Preface by Arthur Avalon. Introduction by Sriyukta Barada Kanta Majumdar. On Mantra.
Lettered and unlettered sound. On the Guru. Discussion upon and selection of the Guru. Worship in general. The play of Gunas. Outer worship. Ordinances relating to worship.
Ceremonial worship. Ceremonial worship continued. The work here translated is that on an Indian mind unaffected by western thought. Apart from its intrinsic merits it has such value as being the record of the views of an English educated Hindu who finds in the conclusions of recent western science a corroboration of his ancient eastern beliefs. Its author modestly says I have attempted to give the reader the result of a general survey of the philosophy upon which Tantrik Sadhana or self culture is based.
But in so recondite and unfamiliar a subject when the correctness of every individual interpretation may be called in question the reader is requested to go himself to the source and there with faith and devotion and under the guidance of a Guru drink of its waters. It is the major source in English on the theory and practice of right handed Tantra. Written in the 19 century by an Orthodox Hindu who himself practiced the disciplines of Tantra Shastra.
The book is a treatise on various aspects of the philosophy and practice of Tantra. It includes chapters on Tantric scriptures ritualistic worship the Guru and Shakti. Seller Inventory
Principles Of Tantra Tantra Tattva. 1960 Ganesh Co Arthur Avalon
Condition: As New. Contents Vol. I Preface by Arthur Avalon. Introduction by Arthur Avalon. Appearance and applicability of the Tantra scripture. What is the necessity for the Tantras when there is the Veda.
Tantric Texts Series Edited by Arthur Avalon (John Woodroffe)
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Principles Tantra Tantra by Arthur Avalon