Author note: Translated by way of Lyne Bansat-Boudon and Kamalesha Datta Tripathi
Publish yr note: First released February 1st 2013
The Paramārthasāra, 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 outstanding exponent, specifically nondualistic Śaivism, which he designates in his works because the Trika, or ‘Triad’ of 3 rules: Śiva, Śakti and the embodied soul (nara).
The major curiosity of the Paramārthasāra is not just that it serves as an advent to the proven doctrine of a practice, but in addition advances the thought of jiv̄anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its center subject matter. additional, it doesn't confine itself to an exposition of the doctrine as such yet every now and then tricks at a moment feel mendacity underneath the glaring experience, specifically esoteric innovations and practices which are on the middle of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogarāja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these numerous degrees of which means. An advent to Tantric Philosophy offers, in addition to a seriously revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra and Yogarāja’s commentary.
This ebook may be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric reports and Philosophy.
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