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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 during which the writer outlines the doctrine of which he's a extraordinary exponent, specifically 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 proven doctrine of a practice, but in addition advances the idea 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 every now and then tricks at a moment feel mendacity underneath the obvious 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 quite a few degrees of that means. An creation to Tantric Philosophy provides, besides a seriously revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Parama?rthasa?ra and Yogara?ja’s commentary.


This e-book can be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric stories and Philosophy.

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