By John R. Dupuche
During this work,he describes some of the tantras and locations in their apex the main severe of them, the Kula ritual. It additionally presents a translation of Jayaratha's remark. the Kula ritual leads the practitioner to extra exalted levels of mantras to arrive the top point of recognition, the "mantravyapti", the pervasion of the chant. the individual that understands this pervasion is a Bhairava..
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W e have co n clu siv e evidence that recou rse to m antras was widely taken, as they were believed to bestow magical powers to the individuals 1 A long discussion on the character of Pudgala as recorded in the Tattvasafngraha, <>1. 348, 349, is an instance in point. * For instance, the practices of the Kapälikas, a reference to whom has been made in the Arthafäsira of Vrhaspati, who is undoubtedly earlier than Kaufilya. , Vol. X X , p. 89 f. 18 AN I N T R O J H ’ C T K > N T O practising them.
T h e p rin ce forthw ith returned to the palace to ask his fa th e r’s perm ission to renounce the world. ' I wish to becom e a w and erin g ascetic, O father, and to seek N irvana. ’ H i s fa th e r was altog eth er amazed to hear this stran g e request, and not only did he not g ra n t his request but also kept him under strict surveillance and in very attractive circu m stan ces, so that the young p r in c e ’s mind m ight not brood over things spiritual. B u t the p rin ce possessed so m uch dete ruination that he renounced the world, leaving h is child, his wife, h is father and his 1 Laiitavistara, ed.
B u t the p rin ce possessed so m uch dete ruination that he renounced the world, leaving h is child, his wife, h is father and his 1 Laiitavistara, ed. Rajendralal Mitra, p. 10. n u i c . i v ui- isi i v M l i s T M v c ir \> relatives. and pleasures of life and embraced the career ol a wandering ascetic. l i e went from place in place, visiting the well-known philosophers of his time, and stm ik d under them for a considerable length cf tim e; but lie did not obtain what he wanted to have. No one could tell him in what lies the salvation of suffering mankind, l i e was in very great despair, and therefore wanted to take the last recourse to find out the truth— by meditation and iutm spection and by self-inflicted bodily pain and austerity, l i e went near Gaya, at Uruvilva.