Author: Paramahamsa Prajnanananda
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812083142X
With the passage of time, the real meaning of Tantra was misunderstood. From a highly evolved spiritual science Tantra was demeaned as a tool for magical or occult power or an enhancer of sensual enjoyment.
Tantra is none of these. It is an ancient discipline that provides a vast learning, a deep understanding or life, and a methodology to attain self-realization.
Jnana Sankalini Tantra is a beautiful and meaningful dialogue between Lord Shiva and his consort, Parvati. In Tantric practices, both Shiva and Parvati are worshipped together, Since the former represents consciousness and the latter, in the form of Shakti, symbolizes energy.
In Tantric meditation, inner bliss can be obtained by arousing energy latent in humankind, and uniting it with Shiva. Tantra uplifts consciousness in order to embrace the cosmic spirit.
1. The Vedic culture.
2. The science of Tantra.
3. Definitions of Tantra.
4. Misinterpretation through the ages.
5. Consciousness and energy.
6. Tantric literature.
7. Integration between the Vedas and Tantra.
8. The sacred trilogy.
9. Tantra as a philosophy.
10. The seven steps.
11. The triple qualities of nature.
12. The five principles.
13. Spiritual significance of the cremation ground.
14. Shava Sadhana.
15. Munda Sadhana.
17. Aghora Sadhana.
18. Guru and disciple.
19. The Guru's role.
20. The disciple's role.
22. Ishta Devata.
23. Ishta Mantra.
25. Kundalini and the chakras.
2. Jnana Sankalini Tantra.