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Author note: Translated through Lyne Bansat-Boudon and Kamalesha Datta Tripathi
Publish 12 months note: First released February 1st 2013
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The Paramārthasāra, 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 amazing exponent, particularly nondualistic Śaivism, which he designates in his works because the Trika, or ‘Triad’ of 3 rules: Śiva, Śakti and the embodied soul (nara).

The major curiosity of the Paramārthasāra isn't just that it serves as an creation to the confirmed doctrine of a convention, but additionally advances the proposal of jiv̄anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its center subject. extra, 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 experience, specifically esoteric thoughts and practices which are on the center of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogarāja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these quite a few degrees of that 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 Paramārthasāra and Yogarāja’s commentary.

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

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41–46 constitute thus an esoteric parenthesis (or the beginning of such a parenthesis) in a discourse that is primarily philosophical — whose esoterism is recognized by its partial presentation and by the dissemination of occult teachings (YR ad 43, notably); symbolic correspondence between this section of the treatise — which describes the heart (hr̥daya), that is, ‘energy’, as well as the ‘seed of the heart’ (hr̥dayabi ̄ja), that is, the mantra SAUḤ — and its place in the center of the treatise.

60: this initial portrait of the ‘knower’ culminates in the Traika definition of liberation as ‘the manifestation of one’s own energies realized by cutting the knot of nescience’, in other words, as liberation while living — against a backdrop of “dualistic” definitions of liberation, rejected because they account only for liberation at death.  61); sketch, in the commentary to 61, of a distinction between liberation in this life, ji ̄vanmukti, and liberation at death, which later traditions, among them post-Sá ṅkara Vedānta, will term videhamukti; reiteration of the principle underlying the notion of ji ̄vanmukti: it is access to knowledge, that is, the recognition of one’s own self as the universal Self (or the Lord, or Pure Consciousness), that sets aside the negative effects of the law of karman, together with the fatality of transmigration (61–62).

60). With the introduction of the notion of śakti, the Trika affirms both its doctrinal coherence (the other systems do not have recourse to such a notion in order to describe liberation) and its taste for paradox — a way to shore up a counterfactual view of the human condition. Liberation is freedom: in other words, there exists no liberation, but a freedom that plays at hiding itself. At the heart of the doctrine, as we have seen, is the notion of ji ̄vanmukti, ‘liberation [from life] while one yet lives’, the oxymoron par excellence — and scandalous as well for ordinary reasonable men, concerned, as all men should be, with executing their religious and ethical duties.

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