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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 within which the writer outlines the doctrine of which he's a remarkable exponent, particularly 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 isn't just that it serves as an creation to the demonstrated doctrine of a convention, but in addition advances the inspiration of jiv?anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its middle subject. 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 experience, particularly 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 variety of degrees of which means. An advent to Tantric Philosophy offers, in addition to a significantly revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Parama?rthasa?ra and Yogara?ja’s commentary.


This booklet should be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric experiences and Philosophy.

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