The Pratyabhijñā Philosophy
This book presents the historical account of its teachers. To make the reading easy and intelligible its technical terms are explained. The book also explains how PRATYABHIJNA system was formulated and developed by the great teachers. It contain also essence of Ksemaraja`s book Pratyabhijna-hrdaya which explains both the philiosophy and ways of Siva realisation and even a layman can understand what Pratyabhijna is. The book also presents a brief survey of the argument and explains the relevance of Pratyabhijna. The book contains a glossary of technical terms and bibliography to make the reading comprehensive.
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Abhinava Abhinava explains Abhinavagupta Advaita Agamas Ahnika Ananda Anava Atman attains Bandha Bhuvana bliss body Brahman Brahmarandhra Buddhi Cakra called Citi Citta cognition commentary creation darsana deities disciple essential nature experience external objects Hence I-ness idam identity individual soul insentients Isvara Isvara-Pratyabhijnd Jivatman Kala Kald Karika Karma Kashmir knowledge and action Ksema explains Ksemaraja kundalini liberation light of consciousness limited subject Madhavacarya Mahesvara Mala manifestation Mantra Maya means Moksa Mudra Nddi non-different one's Pandey Parama Siva Pasu path philosophy power of action powers of knowledge Prakdsa Prakrti Pramata Prana Pratyabhijna principle Purusa Rajas real nature realized recognition Sadasiva Saiva Saivism Sakti samddhi samhdra samsdrin samvit Sarikara Sastra sense-organs sentients shines Siva Sutra Siva's Sivadrsti Sivahood Somananda Spanda Karikd spiritual stage Suddha Supreme Susumna svdtantrya Tattva Translation Trika universal consciousness Upaya Utpala Utpaladeva Vaisnavas Vasugupta verse Vidyd Vikalpas vikdsa Vimarsa will-power word Yogin
Page ix - His own narrative from the point where it reaches historical ground, gives ample proof of this. Of almost all royal and private individuals, who are credited with the foundation of Buddhist Stupas and Viharas, it is recorded that they, or at least members of their family, with equal zeal endowed also shrines of S'iva or...