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Sri Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta with Translation of Ancient Sanskrit Commentary Jayaratha (Volume 2)

Giriratna Misra (Author)

Being Land of Goddess Sri Sarada who is also known as Kasmira-the lord of knowledge; Kamira is eternal land of knowledge. Kasmira has always played the role of light house for the world. The might of Goddess can be judged by the fact that her abode is known to world as Sarvajtna or Omniscient Pitha. Such mighty land has always manoeuvred the Indian darsanas. Amongst various thoughts born in Kasmira Trika, Kula, Anuttara and Krama stand tall and are corner stone of Bhartiya-darsana. These thoughts make one realise that the God is no one else but self only. There are various great scriptures which help seeker realise that, however there was a need of one platform which may correlate all of them. This mighty work was done by none other than the Master of Bhdrtiya-darsana and father of fresh ideas, Mahamahesvara Acarya Abhinava Gupta. He wrote Sri Tantraloka which comprises of not only all the thoughts of Kasmira Saiva darSana rather all the darsana of Indian thought land. His perfection in terms of sadhana and siddhi is clearly visible in his work where he has arranged all the thoughts in such a way that their hidden links are clearly visible by his grace. This second volume comprises of Viveka Samskrta commentary and Sarvesvari English commentary of fourth and fifth Ahnikas (daily lessons). The fourth Ahnika is Saktopaya Prakasana Ahnika and fifth Ahnika is Anavopaya Prakasana Ahnika. Fourth Ahnika begins with explanation of Vikalpas, these when mature Yogi earns Nirvikalpa Samavesa. This is followed by Bhavana, Sattarka, comparison of this moksa with that of Vaisnava etc. Guru, Limbs of Yoga and establishment of Sattarka. Aarya tells about twelve phases of Samvita Cakra the Krama Kali. Mantra Vimarga as Ahatii and Japa. While discussing do's and don'ts Acarya compares Veda and aiva Agamas and establishes that association with Sairivida is base of purity, this is applied on other aiva traditions too. All can't refine Sva by their Svatantrya hence, Anavopaya is explained. These are external solution. Acarya establishes how transient solutions like Uccara, Kama, Dhyana, Varna and Sthana prakalpana etc. may help to earn Sva. These solutions are classified based on Buddhi, Praria and Deha.

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Title Sri Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta with Translation of Ancient Sanskrit Commentary Jayaratha (Volume 2)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789389665031
length 572p., 9.00 X 6.00cm.