[INDOLOGY] Search for a Text

Lubomír Ondračka ondracka at ff.cuni.cz
Sun Oct 28 18:28:29 UTC 2018

Dear Sravana,

I do not think that there is any Indian (Sanskrit) text with this title available to us.

'Kāmrū bījākṣa' is a title reconstructed by Carl Ernst from the Persian translation of this text. See his paper:

'Being Careful with the Goddess: Yoginis in Persian and Arabic Texts'
in Pallabi Chakravorty and Scott Kugle (eds.), Performing Ecstasy: The Poetics and Politics of Religion in India, New Delhi: Manohar, 2009, pp. 189–203.

Kazuyo Sakaki disputed this reconstruction and she offered different reading of the Persian title: Kāmarūpapañcāśikā. See her paper:
'Yogico-tantric Traditions in the Ḥawd al-Ḥayāt', Journal of the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies, 17 (2005): 135–156 (p. 138).


On Sun, 28 Oct 2018 12:57:39 -0500
Sravana Borkataky-Varma via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Looking for a copy of the text *Kāmrū bījākṣa* or *The Kāmarūpa Seed
> Syllables*. PDF or leads will be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Best
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