An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramarthasara of by Lyne Bansat-Boudon,Kamalesha Datta Tripathi


By Lyne Bansat-Boudon,Kamalesha Datta Tripathi

The Parama?rthasa?ra, 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 amazing exponent, particularly nondualistic S?aivism, which he designates in his works because the Trika, or ‘Triad’ of 3 rules: S?iva, S?akti and the embodied soul (nara).

The major curiosity of the Parama?rthasa?ra is not just that it serves as an creation to the confirmed doctrine of a practice, but in addition advances the thought of jiv?anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its middle subject matter. additional, it doesn't confine itself to an exposition of the doctrine as such yet now and then tricks at a moment experience mendacity underneath the glaring feel, specifically esoteric recommendations and practices which are on the middle of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogara?ja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these quite a few degrees of that means. An advent to Tantric Philosophy offers, besides a seriously revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Parama?rthasa?ra and Yogara?ja’s commentary.

This publication could be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric reports and Philosophy.

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