By Abhinavagupta, Rājānaka.; Bäumer, Bettina
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The Paratrisika Vivarana via the good Kashmiri thinker and mystic Abhinavagupta is an intensive remark at the Paratrisika Tantra, and it's essentially the most profound texts, not just of non-dualist Kashmir Saivism, yet of Indian philosophy and mysticism often. the current paintings makes an attempt to make this tough textual content obtainable, through culling out the real subject matters and supplying an interpretation. the focus is at the knowing of absolutely the (Anuttara) and the how you can comprehend it. The vital topic of mantra additionally results in a mysticism of language with its philosophical implications. most of these reflections and practices are inscribed within the concept that “everything is said to the totality”, “every half includes the entire of truth” (sarvam sarvatmakam). it truly is this holistic imaginative and prescient of Abhinavagupta, in accordance with the Tantras, which makes this paintings so suitable in our instances of fragmented elements of lifestyles and information looking for integration. doubtless, within the view of the Tantra and of Abhinavagupta, language and mantra give you the key.
This attention-grabbing ebook is a crucial contribution to reviews and interpretations on Kashmir Saivism, its spirituality and philosophy, and on Abhinavagupta in particular.
Dr. Bettina Baumer, indologist from Austria and Professor of spiritual reviews (Visiting Professor at numerous universities), dwelling and dealing in Varanasi when you consider that 1967, is the writer and editor of a few books and over 50 learn articles. Her major fields of analysis are non-dualistic Kashmir Saivism, Indian aesthetics, temple structure and spiritual traditions of Orissa, and comparative mysticism. She has been Coordinator of the Indira Gandhi nationwide Centre for the humanities, Varanasi, and Fellow, Indian Institute of complex examine, Shimla. She has translated very important Sanskrit texts into German and English.
Dr. Andre Padoux, Paris, is likely one of the superior students on Tantra, Kashmir Saivism, and mantrasastra.
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54. Indian Semantic Analysis, The Nirvacana Tradition, Cambridge University Press, 1998, p. 7. • 28 I ABHINAVAGUPTA'S HERMENEUTICS OF THE ABSOLUTE In relation to sacred texts the exegetical possibilities are multiple. A. Sanderson describes them as follows: • This style of exegesis governed by possibility rather than probability is more appropriate to the texts of scripture, which as divine revelation are not thought to be tied to the semantic 1irnits that restrain human beings when they attempt to convey their meaning to others in ordinary or p oetic utterances.
And all this is to be understood in the context of the categories of existence or levels of reality, the 36 tattvas. 198). l99 • • • I<1;;emaraja makes it clear that prakriya knowledge alone, the pre-condition of which is sivadrk�a, leads to liberation. Compared to this all other categories of knowledge are inferior.. 25 �emaraja COImnents on yoga: "That is no yoga when the supreme goal is not known, which is the abode of repose. " (. . iha anuttaracarcayamayoga eveti yojanikokta� parayoga� eveti iha yoga�).
Sanderson, "A Commentary on the Opening Verses", in Samarasya, p. 142, footnote 124. 82. Cf. also his remarks in "The Saiva Exegesis of Kashmir", p. 379. ). The only difference is that he did not have the reasons for giving a south . Indian origin of the text. RN. Apart from other differences, it should be surprising that the two main hermeneutical schemes of the Vivara1;la are totally absent from the Laghuvrtti, namely the four levels of vac, and the doctrine of sarvaril sarviitmakam. The Spread of Anuttara Trika I Parakrama Without going into historical details it is necessary at least to refer to the influence of the Pariitrfsika, the "root text" (A.
Abhinavagupta's hermeneutics of the absolute Anuttaraprakriya : an interpretation of his Paratrisika Vivarana by Abhinavagupta, Rājānaka.; Bäumer, Bettina