By Abhinavagupta, Rājānaka.; Bäumer, Bettina
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The Paratrisika Vivarana by means of the good Kashmiri thinker and mystic Abhinavagupta is an in depth remark at the Paratrisika Tantra, and it really is probably the most profound texts, not just of non-dualist Kashmir Saivism, yet of Indian philosophy and mysticism mostly. the current paintings makes an attempt to make this hard textual content available, by means of culling out the real issues and delivering an interpretation. the main target is at the figuring out of absolutely the (Anuttara) and the how one can are aware of it. The relevant subject of mantra additionally results in a mysticism of language with its philosophical implications. most of these reflections and practices are inscribed within the concept that “everything is expounded to the totality”, “every half includes the total of truth” (sarvam sarvatmakam). it truly is this holistic imaginative and prescient of Abhinavagupta, in keeping with the Tantras, which makes this paintings so correct in our instances of fragmented features of lifestyles 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 non secular stories (Visiting Professor at a number of universities), dwelling and dealing in Varanasi on the grounds that 1967, is the writer and editor of a few books and over 50 learn articles. Her major fields of study are non-dualistic Kashmir Saivism, Indian aesthetics, temple structure and spiritual 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 complex learn, Shimla. She has translated very important Sanskrit texts into German and English.
Dr. Andre Padoux, Paris, is among the most excellent students on Tantra, Kashmir Saivism, and mantrasastra.
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This implies, on the one hand, establishing the connections between the different parts of the Tantra and to see their interrelatedness. The second principle of exegesis is to discover and describe the inexhaustible store of meaning contained 'in a sacred text. Therefore he calls his root-text a Satra, as we have seen, and calls a Sutra "that which gives scope to manifold senses" (p. ). That these several meanings cannot be arbitrary but have to be in consonance with the first principle is clear.
What we have to note here is the fact that the Anuttara Trika or Parakrama has not remained limited to Kashmir, but has pervaded the subcontinent, from west to east and mainly to the south, where the Srlvidya tradition has taken over the worship and meditation of Para. , • • 91. Sri Jnandev's Anubhavamrut, The Immortal Experience of Being, tr. from Marathi by Dilip Chitre, New Delhi, Sahitya Akademi, 1996. In his introduction the translator recognises the indebtedness of JfUindev to (so-called) "Kashmir Saivism" (cf.
C. 68 The text has obviously been taught to the last Acarya of Kashmir Saivism in Kashmir, Swarm Lakshman J00 Raina, by his Saivasastraguru, Pandit Maheshvar Razdan. Having also access to manuscripts, Swarm Lakshman Joo made amendments in the faulty text of the "Kashmir Series of Texts and Studies," and he taught the text to various scholars in Hindi, Kashmiri and English. 69 Raniero Gnoli prepared independently an edition with 66. 6-Z • 61. E. Muller-Ortega, The Triadic Heart of Siva, pp. 59-60.
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