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A Banquet of Philosophical and Devotional Hymns of Abhinavaguptacarya

Moti Lal Pandit (Author)

The collection of hymns of Abhinavagupta that have been translated, and are accordingly being presented to the public, represent such a diversity of thought of the composer of these hymns as would encompass the doctrinal, devotional and philosophical aspects of what has come to be known as the Shaivism of Kashmir. These hymns express the simplest mode of instruction in terms of which is conveyed the essence of non-dual spirituality that has been developed, both theoretically and devotionally, by the Siddhas and the accomplished Gurus of the Trika lineage. The thrust of this Trika spirituality, as expressed in these hymns, is to find out such ways and means as would lead to the transcedence of the profane by entering into the realm of the sacred. It is in terms of the entrance into the sacred that the profane structures of dualism are overcome, and thereby is allowed the flow of the theophany that terminates in the experience of the epiphany of deification. Such a state of divinity pulsates the very core of existence in such a manner as would allow the perception of divinity to occur. This realization a divinization forms the core of these hymns, and so the entire universe is seen but the self-expression of Paramasiva. In the experiential state of non-difference is commented perfect unity in terms of which disappear all the conceptual differences which is the bane of empirical mode of life. 

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About the author

Moti Lal Pandit

Moti Lal Pandit, trained as a theologian and linguist, has been engaged for last three decades in such dialogic research as would disseminate knowledge concerning the essence of such forms of spirituality as has been enunciated by such major religions as Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity.  The result of this untiring effort has been the publication of such books as, for example, Vedioc Hinduism; Philosophy of the Upanisads; Samkara's Concept of Reality; Being as Becoming; Beyond the Word; Transcendence and Negation; Buddhism: A Religion of Salvation; The Trika Saivism of Kashmir; Encounter with Buddhism; and The Disclosure of Being.

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Title A Banquet of Philosophical and Devotional Hymns of Abhinavaguptacarya
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.02.2023
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789394852198