ISBN 9788129100139,A Short Introduction To Sakta Philosophy

A Short Introduction To Sakta Philosophy


Subodh Kapoor


Rupa & Company



Rupa & Company

Publication Year 2002

ISBN 9788129100139

ISBN-10 8129100134


Number of Pages 107 Pages
Language (English)

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There is no word of wider content in any language than this Sanskrit term meaning Power. For Shakti in the highest casual sense is God as Mother, and in another sense it is the universe which issues from Her Womb. Therefore, the Yoginihridaya Tantra salutes her who conceives, bears, produces and thereafter nourishes all worlds Today Western Science speaks of Energy as the physical ultimate of all forms of Matter. So has it been for ages to the Saktas, as the worshippers of Shakti are called. But they add that such Energy is only a limited manifestation (as Mind and Matter) of the almighty infinite supreme power (Maha-Shakti) of becoming in ?that (Tat), which is unitary being (Sat) itself. Their doctrine is to be found in the traditions, oral and written, which are contained in the agamas, which ( with Purana, Smriti and Veda) constitute one of the four great classes os Scripture of the Hindus, The tantras are scriptures of the Agama. The notion that they are some queer bye-product of Hinduism and not an integral part of it, is erroneous. It is said the Mother (In the Hymn to Her in the Mahakala-Samhita) ?Thou art neither girl, nor maid, nor old. Indeed Thou art neither female nor male, nor neuter. Thou art inconceivable, immeasurable Power, the being of all which exists, void of all duality, the Supreme Brahman, attainable in Illumination along.?