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N e vertheless, a dv an ce d that eroticized disciples s e cr et the it is for these hi g h l y tradition ritual known as seem to the teaches the kula-yaga. For 47 other, less favored, pract i t i o n e r s , the rituals will to e n ha nc e and d e v e l o p w h a t e v e r m e d i t a t i v e serve skills they may » 17 have. 2) The goal of the s a d h a k a : the a t t a i n m e n t of m o k s a , de s i r e s those (b h o g a ) , of established for importance. undertaking moksa, The p e r f o r m a n c e of on ly Heart.

Desires, precise Those on ritual for For for the regulations lose their in this case that it causes who aim at the fruition the other hand, de t a i l s the important e lement that ev ery a s pect of ritual be such the two. sadhana only the p r e c i s i o n of the for for the at t a i n m e n t of part icular or for a c o m b i n a t i o n of the practitioners at t a i n m e n t Sadh ana may be un d e r t a k e n of joy of in specific m u s t attend c l o s e l y to the p e r f o r m a n c e is each the specific i 18 ritual.

This within that the vision of for s o l i d i f y i n g ex pa n d things p r e c i s e l y by outwards. meditative to exte nd his serve as the as a the the 44 In the door " first case c o n s i d e r e d above, of m e d i t a t i v e a b s orption. rather ad va n c e d necessary second case the of In the second meditative ritu als have been performances tran s f o r m e d described as performance realization i n t e rdependence. bei ng is In this from merely itself. As a symbiotic in The s u c c essful the p e r f o r m a n c e of the "fe eding" one upon internal other.

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