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It was composed between to CE. It has more than two hundred works. The three most important treatises of this school are:. First chapter consists of verses. This is an introductory chapter which deals with the paratattva or the highest Truth. This chapter signifies the qualifications of a guru competent enough to give the spiritual wisdom and the attributes of a disciple fit to receive it. Fifth chapter has 46 verses. It is very difficult to know Brahman or God.
He can be known through the practice of yoga and meditation along with mantrajapa. This is the gist of this chapter. Ninth Chapter has 71 verses. Tenth chapter has verses. Eleventh chapter has 43 verses. Twelfth chapter comprises of verses. Thirteenth chapter has verses. The various steps detailed here are:. Fourteenth chapter has 94 verses. It also includes the methods of preparing it. Fifteenth chapter has verses. The various rituals of the homa described here are:. Sixteenth chapter has verses.
Some of the important rituals given in this section include:. Seventeenth chapter has 62 verses. This short chapter describes the characteristics of the disciple and the guru.
Eighteenth chapter has 92 verses. Nineteenth chapter comprise of 36 verses. How a person duly initiated should practice the disciplines to attain mantrasiddhi, perfection through the repetition of the mantra, is the main topic described here. Twentieth chapter has verses. This is the biggest chapter of the book.
Construction and consecration of temples is the main topic discussed in detail. The subjects covered include:. This is said to offset all the defects that may accrue the religious rites during the performances.
Twenty second chapter has 80 verses. Several sections of them are delineated here. They are:. This chapter has verses. Twenty fourth chapter comprise of verses. It deals with the after-death ceremonies and include:. Some of the misdeeds mentioned here include:. This section has verses. It entirely deals with the repetition of mantras for fulfilling various worldly desires such as:.
It has verses. This chapter also explains about the mantras and their practice. The deities dealt with are:. This chapter has 84 mantras. This is the last chapter having 87 verses.
This section describes certain yogic practices and the signs of approaching death for the yogi. Toggle navigation. Jump to: navigation , search. Category : Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Log in Request account.