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It is a lengthy statement on a brief Tantra. the most authoritative and commemorated texts in Kashmir Shaivism, it bargains with the character of final fact and with equipment of awareness concentrating on the idea and perform of Mantra. Abhinavagupta offers his metaphysics of language, of the area (Vak), and its relation to attention. He calls it 'the educating of the key of the Trika doctrine.'

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Abhinavagupta: A Trident of Wisdom

It is a lengthy remark on a brief Tantra. probably the most authoritative and honored texts in Kashmir Shaivism, it offers with the character of final truth and with tools of consciousness concentrating on the speculation and perform of Mantra. Abhinavagupta provides his metaphysics of language, of the realm (Vak), and its relation to awareness.

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E. the past and the future). e. by means of the body, prdna, and puryasfaka. The siddhi (achievement) consists in the definite grasp of blue, pleasure etc. e. , whose life consists of diversity). e. e. by means of the body, prdna, and puryasfaka. e. e. the divine Being)*’ (Sp. K. I, 8). , being endowed with the power of omniscience proceed to carry out their assigned functions towards the embodied ones just as the senses of the embodied ones by resorting to the power of spanda proceed to carry out their (specific) functions” (Sp.

Kfobha in this philosophy indicates the urge of manifes­ tation. 3. For instance the association of Siva with the Kailasa m oun­ tain, etc. 4. T he five sources from which all the ¿astras have come out are the five aspects of Siva, viz. l£ana, Tatpuru$a, Sadyojata, Vamadeva, Aghora. I ¿ana predominantly represents cit iakti; T atpuru$a predominantly represents dnanda iakti; Sadyojata re­ presents icchd iakti; Vam adeva represents jhdna iakti, and Aghora represents kriyd iakti. 5. This commentary is not available now.

E. distinctively known, very well known. Mdtrena—This consists of two words md-\-tra. e. e. e. rulership, guardianship. So, trdnam means protection of the pramatd (knower), pramana (knowledge and means of knowledge), prameya (knowable object) and pramiti (right conception). So, mdtrd is one that protects or m aintains by the knowledge of the essential Self pramatd, pramana etc. Therefore, uijMtamdtrarji means ‘that anuttara by which the above mdtrd is very well known*. e. known with firm conviction, is already known.

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