This Tamil poetic work is thought to have been written around 200 BCE and is the tenth of the twelve volumes of the Tirumurai, the key texts of Shaiva Siddhanta. The title means “Holy incantation”.


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828 Restraint of Semen Flow Through Breath Control
This the meaning of that union;
When in the sex act semen flows
The yogi lets it not;
But checks it
And attains within;
And a Master he then becomes.

829 Effect of Restraint of Semen Flow
He becomes master of Jnana all
He becomes master of enjoyment all
He becomes master of himself
He becomes master of senses five.
This is Pariyanga Yoga

837) Pariyanga Yoga is Yogic Wisdom That Retains the Semen
They who perfect wisdom
And embrace woman in wisdom’s beauty
Will know grief none,
Though by woman’s side he be;
The liquid silver remains unspent
And flows not into the vagina of woman.