Smrta - granth - sanketa - suchi
Sri - Cakra
1. The salutation of Lord Siva (the doer of five activities, vimarsatmaka and the illumination himself) and his nature - (visvamaya and visvatita) - all pervading and all surprising
2. The description of mirror-natured adya - vimarsasakti (Mahatripursundari) nature
3. Characteristics of Parasakti Mahatripursundari
4. Nature of Mahabindu (Sadasiva)
5. True nature of Ahamkar
6. Genuine nature of Bindu
7. Vidya - Kamkala and the importance of its knowledge
8. The origin of five vikrtis (ether, air, fire, water and earth) by white bindu
9. Ascertainment of identity of indicator (vidya or mantra) and the indicated one (vidya or devata)
10. Oneness of word (vak) and meaning (artha)
11. The characteristics of Dhamatraya, Bijatraya and Saktitraya
12. The nature of Matrikatraya, Vidya and Turiyapitha
13. The description of Suksmabhut (five tanmatras), virtues (fifteen gunas) and Nityayas-tithiyas (fifteen letters of vidya)
14. Atibhutas (fifteen gunas or properties) Nityas or Tithiyas (fifteen letters of Vidya)
15. Nature of Vidya (Tattvatmaka of 36 tattvas and tattvatit (transcends, nothing besides her
16. The oneness of Vidya and Devata
17. The oneness of Matrikas and cakras with Devi
18. Oneness of Devi and Cakra
19. The nature of Bindu and Trikona
20. The form of the original Trikona of Sakti cakra
21. The portion of Sricakra (Icchadik) and pasyanti (ekadesatmaka)
22. The form of Kamakala (Tri-bindvatmaka and sanyukta)
23. The description of form of Pasyanti and Madhyama
24. Oneness of subtle (Suksma) and gross (sthula) Madhayma
25. The form the cakra of eight triangles (Astakonacakra)
26. The dasar (dasaka) cakra (Antardasar and bahirdasar
27. The form of the triangles of ten and fourteen cakras
28. The origin of vaikhari (nityasodasika)
29. Sarvasamksobhana and sarvasa - pari - puraka cakras as vaikhari - varnatmaka
30. Description of the three cycles (vrittatraya)
31. Introduction of Avarana - devata and gurumandal
32. The form of Avarana-devata
33. Description of Mahatripursundari
34. Form of Tripursundari Devi
35. Declination of divine husband and wife (Kamesvar - Kamesvari
36. The form of Avarana-devatas of Astakona cakra
37. The nature of Sakties (Nigarbha - yogini) dwelling in sarvaraksa cakra
38. Sarvaraksa chakra and yognis there into
39. The form of Sampradaya - yoginis
40. The nature of guptatara - yoginis
41. Sixteen variations (vikaras) of the Devi or Devi's sixteen variations (vikaras)
42. Mudras and their form
43. Alternation of nine bases (adharas) into cakra
44. Eight mothers (Astamatraka)
45. Eight powers (Saktis) of Paramsiva
46. Nature of Kamesa
47. Teaching by Siva (as guru) to Kamesvari (vimrsa - rupini - sakti)
48. The nature of parabhattarika
49. Order of Gurus (Guru - krama) and Mitradeo
50. Importance of the work shown by the Author
51. The obeisance to the venerated Lord Srinatha
53. Cidvalyam smrita - granthah
54. Cidvalyam smrita - granthkartarah
The Kamakalavilasa is an important work on Sri-vidya. Punyanandanatha the celecial author of Kamakalavilasa an adherent of the Hadimata. He is also the commentator of the Yogini-hrdaya and a section called Uttaracatuhsati of the great Vamakesvara Tantra. The same Catuhsati as also the Purva-catuhsati have commentaries by Bhaskararaya.
The Meaning of the Tantric term "Kamakala" :
The Kamakala-vilasa means the spreading or emanation or evolution of the Kamakala that is the Supreme Triangle formed of the Bindu and Visarga, of Prakasa and Vimarsa, of Siva, and Sakti, of the 'I' (Aham) and This' (Idam) or Universe is, in the supreme sense, the Siva-Svarupa and Sakti-Svarupa. To put it quite shortly Kamakalavilasa is the evolution of the One in its twin aspects as changeless Consciousness (Cit or Samvit) and changing Power (Cit-Sakti and Maya-Sakti) into the multiple universe. This evolution is represented by the greatest of Yantras-the Sri-yantra figured on the cover and in a separate Plate showing in colours its several Cakras extending from the Point or Bindu (called Sarvanandamaya), the Supreme Siva-Sakti in the centre, to, the outermost section of the Cakras the Bhupura which is, Called Trailokyamohana.
The secret of Sricakra :
The Sri-cakra or Sri-yantra is the Yantra of Lalita or Tripurasundari, the Devata of Sri-vidya. Every Devata has his or her Yantra. A general but by no means exhaustive list of the Yantras is given in the Tantrasara of Krsnananda of which there are several editions published.
The divine Lalita is the Supreme Sakti aspect of the Brahman the Aniruddhasarasvati (the all-spreading and Itself Unlimited Power). It is claimed by great Kaulas, among whom may be mentioned the great Naiyayika commentator Bhaskararaya, that this aspect of the Brahman is recognised in the Vedas and that among others the Mantra, "Catvarah Im bibhrati Ksemayantah".
The Kamakala is the first display of activity in the Brahman Substance after Pralaya when the Devi holds absorbed in Herself all the Thirty six Tattvas of which the Universe in all its variety is composed. She is then Kabalikrta-nihsesa-tattva-grama-svarupini. She remains for sometime in this state holding within Herself all the Tattvas until rest is disturbed by the desire or will (Kama) to create. The movement (=stress) of this Desire manifests as the Kamakala. Punyananda has here described the unfolding of the Kamakala according to the Hadimata.
Many Tantras have referred to the Kamakala. The Gandharva-Tantra which is a work of great authority on philosophical thoughts, speaks of the three aspects of Kamakala. The first which is, it says, the Sthula (=gross) aspect that in which She is meditated upon as something outside the Sadhaka (Bahya-bhavana). The second aspect of Kamakala which is spoken of as Subtle (Suksma) and inward (Antara) is that in which She is the Devi-Kundalini like a luminous flash of lightning extended from the Muladhara through the Six centres to the Brahmarandhra. She is to be meditated upon as half of Ha in the lotus of a thousand, petals. This Kamakala is also active (Jagarti) in all that is moving and motionless. The third aspect of Kamakala is called Mantra-tanu (Mantra body) also Trayimayi as existing in everything.
In this aspect Samaveda is Her face; Rk and Yajus are Her two breasts and the Atharvaveda is the Hardhakala.
Kamakala was first published in 1918 by the Kashmir Government as No. 12 in its Sanskrit Publications Series with a commentary from the pen of Mahamahopadhyaya Mukundarama-Sastri of the Research Department of that State. In 1921, Sir John Woodroffe published it with a fuller commentary by Sri Natananandanatha. In the year 1997 an exhaustive 'Sarojini’ Hindi commentary was also published for the first time by Dr. Shyamakanta Dwivedi. from Choukhamba Surbharati Prakashan, Varanasi. A fresh edition with English commentary has been long overdue and is now brought out in which almost all of the previous editions have been utilized, which we hope will be useful for the readers and scholars.