Lyne Bansat-Boudon's An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramārthasāra of PDF

By Lyne Bansat-Boudon

ISBN-10: 0203845935

ISBN-13: 9780203845936

ISBN-10: 041534669X

ISBN-13: 9780415346696

ISBN-10: 041583659X

ISBN-13: 9780415836591

ISBN-10: 0415836956

ISBN-13: 9780415836951

The Paramārthasāra, 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 outstanding exponent, specifically nondualistic Śaivism, which he designates in his works because the Trika, or ‘Triad’ of 3 ideas: Śiva, Śakti and the embodied soul (nara).

The major curiosity of the Paramārthasāra is not just that it serves as an advent to the confirmed doctrine of a practice, but in addition advances the concept of jiv̄anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its center subject matter. extra, it doesn't confine itself to an exposition of the doctrine as such yet now and then tricks at a moment feel mendacity underneath the glaring feel, particularly esoteric ideas and practices which are on the middle of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogarāja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these a number of degrees of that means. An advent to Tantric Philosophy provides, in addition to a severely revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra and Yogarāja’s commentary.

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

Show description

Read or Download An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramārthasāra of Abhinavagupta with the Commentary of Yogarāja PDF

Similar hinduism books

's The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War PDF

Writer notice: Barbara Stoler Miller (Translator)
------------------

The Bhagavad-Gita has been a necessary textual content of Hindu tradition in India because the time of its composition within the first century A. D.

One of the good classics of global literature, it has encouraged such diversified thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T. S. Eliot; so much lately, it shaped the middle of Peter Brook's celebrated construction of the Mahabharata.

About the Translator
Until her demise in 1993, Barbara Stoler Miller used to be Samuel R. Mil- financial institution Professor of Asian and heart japanese Cultures at Barnard collage, Columbia college. a number one translator of Sanskrit liter- ature and good versed in Indian song and paintings, Dr. Miller edited and translated various works of poetry and drama.

Her translations in- clude Love music of the darkish Lord, a verse translation and examine of the medieval Indian non secular erotic poem Gitagovinda, and Yoga: self-discipline of Freedom, a translation of the Yoga Sutra attributed to Patanjali. Dr. Miller studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Barnard university and held a doctorate in Sanskrit and Indic reviews from the college of Pennsylvania. She taught at Barnard for twenty-five years.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism (2 Volume Set) by James Lochtefeld PDF

-- From Abhang via Zodiac, those volumes include over 2,500 completely cross-referenced entries that truly outline phrases and ideas on the topic of the ideals, practices, and historical past of Hinduism. -- whole with black-and-white pictures illustrating architectural, biographical, geographical, and mythological entries.

Download e-book for kindle: Genealogy of the South Indian Deities: An English by Daniel Jeyaraj

For the 1st time family tree of the South Indian Deities, the paintings of Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (1682-1719), the 1st Protestant missionary in India, is made available to an English readership. initially released in 1713, the textual content finds Ziegenbalg's ethos within the rising ecu Enlightenment and his willingness to profit from the South Indians.

Gandhi and the Middle East: Jews, Arabs and Imperial - download pdf or read online

Gandhi's involvement in center japanese politics is basically forgotten but it is going to the center of his instructing and ambition - to steer a united freedom circulate opposed to British colonial energy. Gandhi grew to become all for the politics of the center East due to his crisis over the abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate following the 1st global struggle.

Extra resources for An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramārthasāra of Abhinavagupta with the Commentary of Yogarāja

Example text

RaffaeleTorella has kindly referred me to the epic usage of jivanmuktat or rather jiv a n ... muktah, to which Prof. Minoru Hara has devoted an article (1996). It is to be noted, however, that in the Epic the term does not occur as such, but rather as variations on a stock phrase, usually (in the MBh) in the neg­ ative: na me jivan vimoksyase, ‘You will not escape from me alive’, a phrase which expresses only the hero’s determination not (na) to let his foe escape (muktah) alive (jivan) from the battle.

At the heart of the doctrine, as we have seen, is the notion of jivanmukti, ‘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. The numerous objections to the notion point to that scandal, objections for the most part implicit in the texts themselves, but which the commentators delight in bringing out. The challenge that jivanmukti represents as well for the Paramarthasara itself can be ascertained subliminally in the polysemy of the work’s title, where paramartha signifies not only ‘ultimate (parama) reality (or truth, artha)\ but (as the commentary to v.

4), which comprehend the multiplicity of worlds and fi­ nite creatures; reaffirmation of nondualism: the pasu is none other than Siva incarnate, who assumes as actor the infinity of roles in terms of which the theater of the world is characterized (5); series of examples (6-9, 12-13); doctrine o f ‘reflection’ (pratibimba; 12-13) and the related doctrine of ‘difference-and-non-difference’ (bhedâbheda). Yogaraja intro­ duces (ad 9) for the first time the figure of the jivanmukta, which he reads allusively in the notion of grace there set forth.

Download PDF sample

An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramārthasāra of Abhinavagupta with the Commentary of Yogarāja by Lyne Bansat-Boudon


by Daniel
4.0

Rated 4.97 of 5 – based on 49 votes