Version for print Tantra is an ancient mystical teaching. Tantra sadhana ensures that sadhaka can obtain moksha spiritual liberation and get siddhis supernormal powers. The roots of tantra can be traced back to the pre-vedic dravidian civilization. Generally all these different directions with their branches are divided into dakshinachara and vamachara. In dakshinachara a deity is worshipped and realization of siddhis comes through pujas worship in the form of rituals with Murti a face of the god or yantra a graphic image of mystical energies of divinities. For example, Guru may bestow a mantra of some divine aspect, mantra should be repeated a certain number of times, this is called purashcharana.
|Published (Last):||2 October 2015|
|PDF File Size:||6.58 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||19.92 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Nomenclature and etymology[ edit ] N. Practices[ edit ] Vamachara is particularly associated with the pancha-makara or the "Five Ms", also known as the pancha-tattva. In literal terms they are: Madya wine , Mamsa meat , Matsya fish , Mudra cereal , and Maithuna sexual intercourse.
If so used they encourage the person to sin. They believe that all human beings are natural-born Aghori. Hari Baba has said on several occasions that human babies of all societies are without discrimination, that they will play as much in their own filth as with the toys around them.
Children become progressively discriminating as they grow older and learn the culturally specific attachments and aversions of their parents.
Children become increasingly aware of their mortality as they bump their heads and fall to the ground. They come to fear their mortality and then palliate this fear by finding ways to deny it altogether.
This ideal example serves as a prototype for other Aghor practices, both left and right, in ritual and in daily life. These are characterized by the predominance of each of the three gunas : sattva , rajas , and tamas. According to this text, dakshina is characterized by sattva, and is pure; madhyama, characterized by rajas, is mixed; and vama, characterized by tamas, is impure.
The Tantras of each class follow a particular line of spiritual practice. The kapalikas were originally miscreants who had been sentenced to a twelve-year term of penance for the crime of inadvertently killing a Brahmin. The penitent was prescribed to dwell in a forest hut, at a desolate crossroads, in a charnel ground, or under a tree; to live by begging; to practice austerities; and to wear a loin-cloth of hemp, dog, or donkey-skin.
They also had to carry the emblems of a human skull as an alms-bowl, and the skull of the Brahmin they had slain mounted upon a wooden staff as a banner. The early Buddhist tantric yogins and yoginis adopted the same goddess or dakini attributes of the kapalikas. These attributes consisted of; bone ornaments, an animal skin loincloth, marks of human ash, a skull-cup, damaru, flaying knife, thighbone trumpet, and the skull-topped tantric staff or khatvanga.
In The Beginning When confronted with the overwhelming amount of information now available from archaeologists, anthropologists and mythologists, in the summer of I suddenly realized how absolutely ignorant I was of our collective past as a species. And for the most part, I had previously considered myself to be an educated person. It was a rather humiliating realization then, to find the picture that I had put together concerning our past was so small, narrow and even distorted. But on the other hand I was also elated. For at last I was learning something that put our culture in a perspective that made more sense, because its vision was so much more broad, inclusive and penetrating. I have come to realize the story of our past is not just a record of external events, even though these are important. But rather, it is primarily a story of our inner explorations, our journeys through the many and varied fields of Consciousness.
Active Oldest Votes 5 The sadhana of panchamakara is very a deep, secret and extensive subject. According to the levels of advancement a Tantra sadhaka has the seven paths or stages called as the AchAras in scriptures. Of these seven stages , its only in the last three stages VAma, SiddhAnta and Kula the use of panchatattva or pancha makara is prescribed. For the first four stages it is not allowed or prescribed. VedAchara is the most excellent.
Subscribe to RSS
Vamachara is used to describe a particular mode of spiritual practice. These Sadhana or spiritual practices are generally considered to be Tantric. The opposite term to Vamachara is Daksinachara. The term Daksinachara meaning right hand attainment and is synonymous with right hand path or right path which is used to refer the particular mode of worship or sadhana that undertake in spiritual practices. Both the Vamachara left hand path and Daksinachara right hand path modes of spiritual practices may be noticeable in both heterodox- religious sense and orthodox- adherence to correct faith in religion. Facing the sun towards the east direction, Daksinachara would be the right hand path or practice and the term Vamacara would be the left hand practice.
Information On Vamachara Practice
Tweet These are the Dakshina, Vama, and Madhyama tradition. All characterized, respectively, by the prevalence of each of the 3 gunas. According to the Brahma Yamala text, Dakshina is portrayed as Sattvic and is pure. Vama is characterized by Rajas and is mixed. Madhyama is described as Tamasic and is considered impure. The Tantras — Hindu Tantra and Tantra Yoga — of each class abide by a specific line of spiritual practices. This is also referred to as the pancha tattwa which, in literal terms are: Madya wine , Mansa meat , Matsya fish , Mudra cereal , and Maithuna sexual intercourse.