What book is this Tantric poem from?
I was given a copy of the following poem from the Mahanirvana Tantra.
HRING, O destroyer of time!
SHRING, O terrific one!
KRING, You who are beneficent!
Possessor of all the arts,
You are Kamala,
Destroyer of the pride of the Kali Age,
Who are kind to him of the matted hair,
Devourer of Him who devours
Mother of Time
You are brilliant as the fires of the final dissolution,
Spouse of Him of the matted hair.
O You of formidable countenance,
Ocean of the nectar of compassion,
Vessel of mercy,
Whose mercy is without limit,
Who are attainable alone by Your mercy
Who are fire,
Black of hue,
You who increase the joy of the Lord of creation,
You who are the mad mother of the world,
Night of darkness,
In the form of desire,
Yet liberator from the bonds of desire.
The trouble is that I don't know the citation for the book it's from. The
person who gave it to me doesn't remember where she got it. In the copy, I can
see that this poem is on page 115. Anybody recognize the translation? My
friend says it's an oversized book with colour plates in it.
Thanks in advance for your help. Please e-mail me if you can; the information
will get to me faster.