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 remarkable 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 confirmed doctrine of a convention, but in addition advances the proposal of jiv?anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its middle topic. 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 obvious feel, 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 which means. An advent to Tantric Philosophy offers, in addition to a seriously revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Parama?rthasa?ra and Yogara?ja’s commentary.
This booklet could 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