Abhinavagupta Para-trisika-Vivarana von Jaideva Singh


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Zustand: neu – Sprache: Englisch, Sanskrit (Devanagari) – 2008 – ISBN: 9788120804722 – Abmessungen: 13,5 x 21cm – Seitenzahl: 401 – Einband: Softcover – Verlag: Motilal Banarsidass – Gewicht: 520g


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Untertitel: The secret of tantric mysticism

übersetzt von: Jaideva Singh, herausgegeben von: Bettina Bäumer

Klappentext: The Paratrisika is a short Tantra which has been held in the highest esteem by Kashmir Saivism or Trika. After Somananda, Abhinavagupta has written two commentaries on it, a short one (Laghuvrtti) and an extensive one – the present Vivarana which is presented here for the first time in an English translation. The Paratrisika Vivarana is one of the most fascinating but also most difficult texts of the Kashmir Saiva School, and of the mystical philosophical literature of India as a whole. It deals with Ultimate Reality (anuttara or para) and with the methods of realization, centred above all in the theory and practice of the mantra. Abhinavagupta displays here his great exegetical genius and presents a penetrating metaphysics of language, of the Word (vak) and its various stages in relation to consciousness. His language reflects in a luminous fashion the mystical experience contained in this text.

The present translation of Abhinavagupta’s masterpiece will not only be a milestone in the study of Kashmir Saivism, but it also makes available one of the major mystical texts of the Indian tradition to readers interested in philosophy and spirituality.

Aus dem Inhalt:

  • Preface by Bettina Bäumer
  • List of abbreviations
  • Part I: Paratrisika-Vivarana of Abhinavagupta: translation with notes
    • Preliminaries (Benedictory verses 1-5)
  • Verse 1 of Paratrisika
    • Commentary
    • Different implications of the word Devi
    • The rationale of the Past Tence in ’said‘ (uvaca)
    • The final resting place of all questions and answers
    • Sixteen interpretations of anuttara
    • Interpretation of kaulika-siddhidam
    • Exposition on verse 1 and commentary
  • Etad gzhyam mahaguhyam … text and commentary
  • Verse 2 – Commentary
  • Verse 3 and 4 – Commentary
  • Verse 5 to 9a – Commentary
  • Verse 9 to 18b – Commentary
  • Verse 19 – Commentary
  • Verse 20 – Commentary
  • Verse 21 – Commentary
  • Verse 22 – Commentary
  • Verse 23 – Commentary
  • Verse 24 – Commentary
  • Verse 25 to 26 – Commentary
  • Verse 27 – Commentary
  • Verse 28
  • Verse 29
  • Verse 30
  • Verse 31 to 33 – Commentary
  • Verse 34
  • Verse 35 – Commentary
  • Verse 36 – Commentary
  • Verse 37 – Commentary
  • Autobiographical verses of Abhinavagupta
  • General Index
  • Part II: Paratrisika-Vivarana: Sanskrit text
  • Index of half-verses of Paratrisika
  • Index of quotations
  • List of charts
    • 1.The various anda or ellipses contained in anuttara
    • 2A. The identity of the original source (vimba) and its reflection (pratibimba)
    • 2B. The transposition of the tattvas (categories of existence) in reflection (pratibimba)
    • 3. The arrangement of letters according to Matrka in parasamvitti in sarvagrarupata
    • 4. Arrangements of letters according to Matrka in paraparasamvitti in sarvamadhyarupata
    • 5. Letters of Malini together with their representation with reference to supreme consciousness or parasamvitti
    • 6. Parasamvitti (supreme consciousness) – sarvagrarupta
    • 7. In parapara-samvitti-supreme-cum-non-supreme-consciousness, sarvamadhyarupata in the order of Matrka-letters
    • 8. Arrangement of letters according to Matrka in paraparasamvitti sarvantya-rupata
    • 9. Malini in apara samvitti and Matrka in pasyanti or parapara samvitti
    • 10. The outline of the Mandala of the trident and lotuses (trisulabjamandala)

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