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Both sentient and insentient entities have their respective independent existences, and the latter do not therefore depend on the former. The great scholar Atrigupta was such a Gupta. This is a bigger tragedy, as otherwise, that work of Somananda would have proved to be a great storehouse of information about Kashmir Saivism pratyabgijna the merits and shortcomings of all the schools of Indian philosophy.

Such a phenomenon, appearing in both its aspects ot perception and conception, is deliberated upon in a recollection. Such a permanently existing reality is Atman, the Subject or doer of all mental activities.

He does this with erudition, humour, and affection. He thinks this way on the basis of his previous impressions about objects.

Special thanks also to both Swami Sushilananda, who oversaw the copyediting and book production, and Theresa Norris, who designed the cover and text. Utpaladeva does agree with the Buddhists 1 theory of the non-existence of material phenomena lying outside the field of Consciousness, but not with their theory of the non-existence of the knowing Subject who directs and controls the flux of mental activity.

She is burning karjka the fire of separation from him; even though he has been sitting by her side all the while, she has not yet recognised him. He has karikx referred to as a rajanakaa worthy Brahmin scholar who was religiously authorised to consecrate a prataybhijna as king on the royal throne of Kashmir.

The word may have later been abbreviated as Gupta. The next couplet proves knowing and doing to be the nature of each living being. Pratyabhijnx by the sage Utpaladeva in the tenth century C. He forcefully attacks the Vijnanavada perspective that both ideation thought, conceptualisation and recollection memory are mistaken cognitions. Vaha-cheda cutting the two vital currents, prana and apana leads to illumination by resting the ascending and descending vayus in the heart.


Lists with This Book. Books I and II of the Uva ra-p ratyahijfid – karika deal with the fundamental principles of the philosophy of Kashmir Saivism through pure logical argumentation. Such lit inkers often try in various ways, through philosophical method, to establish the existence of God. They mean to say: These two are also known as prakasa and vimarsa or jfidna and kriyd, respectively.

The bound being is thus severely limited in his capacity for action by this admixture of pleasure and pain. Sudarshan marked it as to-read May 26, pratyabhijnna The seventh chapter of Book I is meant to establish the constant existence of a single Master Atman of all varieties of knowing, who serves as the base on which all sequential human mental activities rest.

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Thus argues the Saiva. Narasimhagupta and Varahagupta were the immediate ancestors of Abhinavagupta. In this way, a secret path of easy salvation is provided for the bound individual as a means for the attainment of the Godhead. This has not been the case with other subjects of study, such as the grammatical work of Kaiyata and works on literary criticism and dramaturgy by masters such as Anandavardhana, Mammata, and Abhinavagupta.

The topic of epistemology is addressed employing an innovative viewpoint, avoiding the perhaps excessive prxtyabhijna worked out lratyabhijna Nyaya philosophy and the Vijnanavada school of Buddhism. This commentary is only partly available at present.

At times, these Vijndnakalas are associated by Kashmir Saivas with the liberated beings of Advaita Vedanta. Pandit holds many texts in memory and offers his knowledge to individual students by means of conversation. And objects that may appear to be different from what they are are not thereby changed from their basic nature by virtue of appearance or by the fact that their utility is not evident.


It thus cannot prove that the phenomena of knowing and doing are related to something else and cannot at all help in establishing the existence of that something as Atman, the doer and knower. The Isvara-pratyabhijnd-kdrikd enjoys the same position among the philosophical works on Kashmir Saivism as is enjoyed karija the Brahma-sutra in Vedanta. However, He creates both time and space out of His own being; through the play of His own divine activity.

This power of differentiation is called here apohana-sakti. Pratyabbhijna is the final authority on the interpretation of both the theory and practice of Kashmir Saivism.

God can, if He likes, become highly gracious in His divine play even to an unworthy person and can sometimes ignore a person appearing to be worthy, although both such actions are generally rare. The domain of vikalpatherefore, is determinative knowing, which is called the stage of savikalpa knowledge. This philosophy thus denies the existence of the knowing Subject, Atmanand God or the Supreme Self, Paramatman, as established by the thinkers of many Hindu rooted philosophies.

This book of the Isvara-pratyabhijhd-karika has been divided into four chapters according to the Isvzra commentary on it by Abhinavagupta. It is [therefore] not the knower oratyabhijna that previous experience.

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What is known by experience also comes to its end just after the moment of Book I: Then the two principles of purusa and prakrti and the manner of their creation are described. This is because of the characteristic momentariness of experiential knowledge. Generally one remembers some object helplul to some purpose.