By Lyne Bansat-Boudon,Kamalesha Datta Tripathi

ISBN-10: 041534669X

ISBN-13: 9780415346696

ISBN-10: 0415836956

ISBN-13: 9780415836951

The Parama?rthasa?ra, or ‘Essence of final Reality’, is a piece of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth–eleventh centuries). it's a short treatise within which the writer outlines the doctrine of which he's a extraordinary exponent, specifically nondualistic S?aivism, which he designates in his works because the Trika, or ‘Triad’ of 3 ideas: S?iva, S?akti and the embodied soul (nara).

The major curiosity of the Parama?rthasa?ra is not just that it serves as an creation to the verified doctrine of a practice, but in addition advances the thought of jiv?anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its middle subject matter. additional, it doesn't confine itself to an exposition of the doctrine as such yet now and then tricks at a moment experience mendacity underneath the obtrusive experience, particularly esoteric concepts and practices which are on the middle of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogara?ja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these quite a few degrees of which means. An creation to Tantric Philosophy offers, in addition to a significantly revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Parama?rthasa?ra and Yogara?ja’s commentary.

This ebook may be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric reviews and Philosophy.

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