By Lyne Bansat-Boudon
The Paramārthasāra, or ‘Essence of final Reality’, is a piece of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth–eleventh centuries). it's a short treatise during which the writer outlines the doctrine of which he's a extraordinary 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 creation to the proven doctrine of a practice, but in addition advances the inspiration of jiv̄anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its middle subject matter. extra, 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, particularly esoteric options and practices which are on the center of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogarāja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these quite a few degrees of that means. An advent to Tantric Philosophy offers, in addition to a significantly revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra and Yogarāja’s commentary.
This ebook could be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric experiences and Philosophy.
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