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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 amazing 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 isn't just that it serves as an creation to the verified doctrine of a practice, but in addition advances the suggestion 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 every now and then tricks at a moment experience mendacity underneath the glaring feel, specifically esoteric ideas 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 provides, 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 e-book may be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric reports and Philosophy.

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