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The Paratrisika Vivarana by way of the nice Kashmiri thinker and mystic Abhinavagupta is an in depth observation at the Paratrisika Tantra, and it truly is some of the most profound texts, not just of non-dualist Kashmir Saivism, yet of Indian philosophy and mysticism ordinarily. the current paintings makes an attempt to make this hard textual content obtainable, via culling out the real issues and delivering an interpretation. the main target is at the figuring out of absolutely the (Anuttara) and the how you can are aware of it. The valuable topic of mantra additionally ends up in a mysticism of language with its philosophical implications. most of these reflections and practices are inscribed within the thought that “everything is expounded to the totality”, “every half includes the entire of truth” (sarvam sarvatmakam). it truly is this holistic imaginative and prescient of Abhinavagupta, in response to the Tantras, which makes this paintings so suitable in our occasions of fragmented features of existence and data looking for integration. without doubt, within the view of the Tantra and of Abhinavagupta, language and mantra give you the key.

This attention-grabbing booklet is a crucial contribution to experiences and interpretations on Kashmir Saivism, its spirituality and philosophy, and on Abhinavagupta in particular.

Dr. Bettina Baumer, indologist from Austria and Professor of spiritual reports (Visiting Professor at numerous universities), dwelling and dealing in Varanasi in view that 1967, is the writer and editor of a few books and over 50 study articles. Her major fields of study are non-dualistic Kashmir Saivism, Indian aesthetics, temple structure and non secular traditions of Orissa, and comparative mysticism. She has been Coordinator of the Indira Gandhi nationwide Centre for the humanities, Varanasi, and Fellow, Indian Institute of complicated research, Shimla. She has translated vital Sanskrit texts into German and English.

Dr. Andre Padoux, Paris, is likely one of the leading students on Tantra, Kashmir Saivism, and mantrasastra.

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A. Sanderson, The Saiva Exegesis of Kashmir, p. 129. I have tried to connect these two sides of his work in my Introduction to Sivastotriivalr of Utpaladeva, Exposition by Swami Lakshman Joo, pp. 1-18. SO. Fragments have been found and published by R. Torella (see Bibliography). • • 26 I ABHINAVAGUPTA'S HERMENEUTICS OF THE ABSOLUTE •• The position of this commentary in Abhinavagupta's works on the Trika has already been stated. Helmeneuties and Tantrie Ex egesis Hermeneutics is derived from Hermes, the Greek God, the divine messenger.

A. Sanderson, The Saiva Exegesis of Kashmir, p. 129. I have tried to connect these two sides of his work in my Introduction to Sivastotriivalr of Utpaladeva, Exposition by Swami Lakshman Joo, pp. 1-18. SO. Fragments have been found and published by R. Torella (see Bibliography). • • 26 I ABHINAVAGUPTA'S HERMENEUTICS OF THE ABSOLUTE •• The position of this commentary in Abhinavagupta's works on the Trika has already been stated. Helmeneuties and Tantrie Ex egesis Hermeneutics is derived from Hermes, the Greek God, the divine messenger.

Pp. 19-20 (Notes). 32. Cf. tr. pp. 16-19, Skt. p. 6-Z • INTRODUCTION I 1 7 katham deva . . vrajet" is the pratijiitl or introduction of the topic. The intervening verses constitute the hetu (logical reason), udilharaIJa (example) and upanaya (application). a is a prose text, but as it is the tradition with any Sastra or commentary, it is framed by mmigalaslokas or benedictory verses, and concluded by summary and autobiographical verses. Both reveal a very personal touch of the author and his relationship with his teachers, his ancestors, parents, relatives and disciples.

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