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 outstanding 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 isn't just that it serves as an advent to the verified doctrine of a practice, but in addition advances the suggestion of jiv?anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its middle subject. extra, it doesn't confine itself to an exposition of the doctrine as such yet from time to time tricks at a moment feel mendacity underneath the obtrusive experience, specifically esoteric ideas 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 which means. An creation to Tantric Philosophy provides, in addition to a severely revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Parama?rthasa?ra and Yogara?ja’s commentary.
This booklet may be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric reports and Philosophy.
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An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramarthasara of Abhinavagupta with the Commentary of Yogaraja (Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions) by Lyne Bansat-Boudon,Kamalesha Datta Tripathi