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Yes obviously. Like all other Hindu scriptures they also hold the same opinion about cows. Trinam vapya-vidhAnena chedayenna kadAchana | VidhinA gAm dvijam vApi hatvA pApairna lipyate || If it is not prescribed in scriptures, then never even tear a piece of grass. But if prescribed in scriptures, one does not commit any sin by killing even ...


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Yes, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras mention different stages of Samadhi. Swami Vivekananda's Raja Yoga on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: वितर्कविचारानन्दास्मितानुगमात् सम्प्रज्ञातः ॥१७॥ 17. The concentration called right knowledge is that which is followed by reasoning, discrimination bliss, unqualified egoism. Samadhi is divided into two varieties. One is ...


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Part 1 of Jayadratha Yamala is available in pdf. You need to create an account to look at the preview. (Clicking on below link takes you to pdf) https://www.scribd.com/document/51868775/Jayadratha-Yamalam-Part-1-Ok However it does not contain the coveted and elusive Bagalaamukhi sahasranamam.


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According to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana, the Gāruḍa Tantras represent the first division of the Śākta Āgamas. In the first chapter of the essay by S. Sridhar Swaminathan, a list is given of these Gāruḍa tantras: Haratantra, Hūṅkāratantra, Bindusāratantra, Kālāmṛtatantra, Devatrāsatantra, Sutrāsatantra, Śābaratantra, Kālaśābaratantra, ...


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What does Sri Ramanuja mean by saying "Pasupati-Mata' is 'Anadaraniya'? Because according to the Brahma Sutras, the Shaiva Agamas contain some teachings that are in conflict with the Vedas. From the "Pasupati Adhikarana" of the Brahma Sutras: (The system) of the Lord [Pati] (must be disregarded), on account of inappropriateness. And on account of ...


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I don't think it is mentioned as the supreme form of Lord Ganesha but it's worship is different from the usual worship. Because it is done (as the word Ucchistha already indicates) in an impure state viz - after not being washed after eating. This is mentioned as a secret Tantric method. sArabutamimam mantram na deyam yasya ksyachit | Guhyam ...


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Mantra-Chaitanya and Mantra-Diksha are both related to the Guru who gives the Diksha. Other than that there is no link between them as such that there will be differences. In other words those are not comparable entities. However both are required for the Mantra-Japa to be a success. Lord Shiva says, without Mantra-Chaitanya, Japa bears no fruit. ...


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From a reverse image search, I found out this image is the front cover of the book Tantra : The Indian Cult Of Ecstasy Philip Rawson The full image is below This image is found in page 86 of the same book. The image description in the book is given as: 47 The Subtle body with its chakras (detail). Nepal. 17th century. gouache on paper. complete ...


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In which avastha/bhaava does Chinnamasta falls? Does it belong to Srividya Krama? No, she belongs to the Dakshina-amnaya, as pointed out by Partha. Whereas Tripura Sundari is an Urdha-amnaya Goddess. VAravAnaliya Tantram gives the following Amanya-Bheda: DakshinAkAli, BagalAmukhi, ChinnamastA, TArA, MAtangi and BhadrA are deities of Dakshina-...


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Anukalpa or substitutes are given in some Tantras. Can be found in KulArnava Tantram or in texts like ShAktAnanda Tarangini, Brihat TantrasAra etc. I am quoting from Nityotsava: Samskhep ArchA Vidhi: Takram dadhi vA gura mishram, sasaindhavam payah, kshaudram gavyam sarpih kshiram vA tAmrapAtragatam, tilAh sarkarA vA salila mishrAh, tailam ...


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As noted in this answer, a Shakta should get a Shakta Guru and same for a Vaishnava. But when a Siddha Guru is giving Mantra the disciple should not consider which Mantra it is. Omkarnath was a Vaishnava saint. His Sampradaya was Ramanandi. But he gave Dikshas of various other deity Mantras too. Quoting from their website: The Ramananda sect ...


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Upendra Kumar Das writes in the introduction of the KulArnava Tantram: One thing we need to fix our mind upon here. Hindu Dharma has two ways - the Vedic way and the Tantric way - and they are Swatantra (independent of each other). That means, while Vedamulak scriptures like Smritis and PurAnas derive the authority from the Vedas, Tantra's ...


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Gurus of many organisations across the globe nowadays initiate many individuals collectively in a hall by the same beeja mantra If this is the case then every person being "initiated" know what the other persons are initiated into. And, that is not right. Because only the Guru and the disciple should know which is the initiated Mantra. So, this process ...


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Here is a partial answer regarding the 5 Shakti Pithas you have mentioned separately: Mithila (43rd in the list): Mithilayam uma devi vamaskandhah mahodarah || In Mithila, Devi's left shoulder fell and Bhairava is Mahodarah. Suchi or Anala (33): Samharakhya urdhadanto devi narayani shuchau || Upper tooth fell in Suchi and Devi is ...


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Maya is a general word used for everything manifested aka Jada(unconscious matter) As per Devi Bhagwatam, Mahamaya is the name of Shodashi or Tripura Sundari who governs the Maya(world and nature) She is three-fold, furthermore, because she expresses herself in Brahma, Visnu, and Siva in her roles as creator, maintainer, and destroyer of the universe....


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First off, your question is too broad as you are asking for references from entire Hindu scripture. So, I'm only answering a couple from the list. Are there any scriptures which say that eclipses time are inauspicious? Do various prohibitions like not eating food, not urinating, etc. during the Sutak period which are circulated over the Internet ...


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Yes similar verses are there in other Tantras. The Brihat TantrasAra quotes verses from the scripture called TArA Pradip: TArA Pradip: Agamokta vidhAnena kalau devAn yajet sudhih | Nahi devAh prasidanti kalau chAnya vidhAnatah || Krite shrutyukto mArgah syAt tretAyAm smriti sambhabah || DwApare tu purAnoktoh kalAvAgama sammatah | ...


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