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By Jaideva Singh, Paul Muller-Ortega

This can be a lengthy remark on a brief Tantra. probably the most authoritative and honored texts in Kashmir Shaivism, it bargains with the character of final fact and with equipment of consciousness targeting the idea and perform of Mantra. Abhinavagupta offers his metaphysics of language, of the area (Vak), and its relation to attention. He calls it 'the instructing of the key of the Trika doctrine.'

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1. Uttara may be interpreted as ‘more, additional*, ‘on’ means ‘not*. e. ‘T han which there is nothing more, or additional*. e. which owe their very existence to Para Bhairava) point to the Consciousness of Bhairava as something more than or superior to themselves. , the Bhairava-Consciousness does not point to anything more or higher than itself), because of its essence being unrestrained, nonrelative, delightful flash of knowership. Abhinavagupta 21 2. e. in which a question formulated in 'Devi uvdcc?

E. sarjtghaffa) of Siva who is symbolized by €a* and Sakti who is symbolized by ‘¿f which is the source o f the appearance and extension of manifestation according to the T rika system of philosophy and Yoga, which is the original (maulikarji)9 enduring state {dhruvapadam) and the life of all living beings. , for in the absence o f any limitation in His case, designation of a particular place for H im is thoroughly unjustifiable. e. e. without the division of a question an d its answ er). Therefore, this is all w hat is m eant to be said here.

E. “ T hat, viz. e. e. ” 3. Tathdvasthdndt means th at every m aterial object appears in its own space, time and form. 4. Aiyanardpatayd or ‘by means of coagulation’ means th at subtle energy o f consciousness assumes the solid form of m atter, bu t even in th at thickened mass o f m atter, consciousness does not lose its nature, even as w ater in becoming ice does not lose its nature. 5. e. the divine Conscious­ ness voluntarily descends into the limitation of m atter. 6. T he double entendre in ‘bandhu$u* cannot be brought out in translation.

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