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The Triadic Heart of Siva (Kaula Tantricism of Abhinavagupta In The Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir) Paul Eduardo Muller-Ortega

The Triadic Heart of Siva (Kaula Tantricism of Abhinavagupta In The Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir)

Paul Eduardo Muller-Ortega

Published January 1st 1997
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Pages: 342Back of the BookThis books explores one of the most explicit and sophisticated theoretical formulations of Tantric yoga. It explains Abhinavaguptas teaching about the nature of ultimate reality about the methods for experiencing thisMorePages: 342Back of the BookThis books explores one of the most explicit and sophisticated theoretical formulations of Tantric yoga. It explains Abhinavaguptas teaching about the nature of ultimate reality about the methods for experiencing this ultimate reality and about the nature of the state of realization a condition of embedded enlightenment. The author uncovers the conceptual matriz surrounding the practices of the kaula linerge of Kashmir Shaivism.The primary textual basis for the book is provided by Abhinavaguptas Parastrisika laghuvrtti a short meditation manual that centers on the symbolism of the heart mantra Sauh.Muller Ortegas approach is good clear intelligent and perceptive. The translation of the Parastrisika laghuvrtti given in the appendix being the first English translation of this short but important text is a very useful contribution to the study of Kashmir Shaivism and so are the long and numerous quotations in the text of other works as yet untranslated into English of Abhinavaguptas Andre Padoux, center National de Ia Recherche Scientifique Paris.Paul Eduardo Muller-Ortega is assistant professor of Religious studies at Michigan state University.ContentsList of AbbreviationsixAcknowledgements xi1 Introduction and Methodological Considerations 12 The Historical Context 253 The Symbol of the heart in India Prior to Abhinavagupta 644 The Heart as ultimate Reality 825 The hear as embodied cosmos : Kula 1006 The Heart : Vibration and Emissional power 1187 The Hear and Natural Metaphors 1428 The Heart as Mantra 1629 Conclusion the Heart Attained 182Appendix 203Notes 233Bibliography 293Index 317