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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, specifically nondualistic S?aivism, which he designates in his works because the Trika, or ‘Triad’ of 3 ideas: 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 tested doctrine of a practice, but additionally advances the idea of jiv?anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its center 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 obvious feel, particularly esoteric options and practices which are on the center of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogara?ja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these a number of degrees of that means. An creation to Tantric Philosophy offers, besides a severely revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Parama?rthasa?ra and Yogara?ja’s commentary.

This ebook might be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric reviews and Philosophy.

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