Author note: Translated by means 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 amazing exponent, particularly nondualistic Śaivism, which he designates in his works because the Trika, or ‘Triad’ of 3 ideas: Śiva, Śakti and the embodied soul (nara).
The major curiosity of the Paramārthasāra is not just that it serves as an advent to the tested doctrine of a convention, but in addition advances the inspiration of jiv̄anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its middle subject matter. additional, it doesn't confine itself to an exposition of the doctrine as such yet from time to time tricks at a moment experience mendacity underneath the obtrusive experience, specifically esoteric strategies and practices which are on the center of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogarāja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these a variety of degrees of which means. An advent to Tantric Philosophy provides, 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 can be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric reviews and Philosophy.
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