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 impressive exponent, specifically 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 advent to the confirmed doctrine of a practice, but additionally advances the proposal of jiv?anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its middle topic. extra, it doesn't confine itself to an exposition of the doctrine as such yet every now and then tricks at a moment experience mendacity underneath the obtrusive experience, specifically esoteric strategies 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 e-book may be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric stories and Philosophy.
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