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?ivastotr?val? Of Utpaladeva

Author : Utpala
ISBN : UCBK:C100221455
Genre : Hindu hymns, Sanskrit
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Utpaladeva (late 9th-early 10th century) was a great philosopher of the School of Recognition of non-dualist Kashmir Saivism, who established its philosophy on a solid basis with his Isvarapratyabhijna Karikas (Verses on the Recognition of the Lord), and with three philosophical works, the Siddhitrayi. He was the predecessor (Paramaguru) of the great Abhinavagupta. But at the same time he was a mystic of bhakti as we find it here expressed in his Hymns Sivastotravalt. For him, bhakti and advaita were not opposed to each other but complementary. The sivastotravali is a collection of verses and hymns which are an expression of intense bhakti, longing for the Lord, and the mystical experience of the author and his non-dual union with Siva. They were arranged in 20chapters or Stotras by his disciples. Of highly poetic quality, these verses belong to the greatest mystical literatures of the world. Swami Lakshman Joo, the last Saivacarya of Kashmir (1907-1991), combined in himself the great scholar of the tradition of Kashmir Saivism, who taught and expounded its texts time and again to his disciples and to scholars from all parts of the world, and the perfect yogi who had an intimate experience of the spirituality contained therein. He had a special love for the Sivastotravali and expounded it many times in different languages (Kashmiri, Hindi and English). His edition of the Sivastotravali with Ksemaraja's commentary and his Hindi translation remains the standard text. In the present volume his exposition in English is brought out for the first time.

Sivastotravali Of Utpaladeva

Author : N. K. Kotru
ISBN : 8120800117
Genre : Kashmir √ĘSaivism
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The Stanzas On Vibration

Author : Vasugupta
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In his Doctrine of Vibration, the author presents a synthesis of Kashmir Shaivism--an overview with Spanda as the central theme. Spanda is the vibratory dynamism of the absolute consciousness. In this book the author focuses on the school of Kashmir Shaivism that presents this doctrine as its cardinal principle and whose literature consists essentially of the works translated here. In his Introduction and in his exposition of the four commentaries, the author shows both how the Spanda tradition contributes to the other schools of Kashmir Shaivism and how it is different from them. He presents for the first time a detailed treatment of this tradition and an analysis of its development. The aim is to offer a method that affords access by the general reader to the wonderful world of the Spanda Yogi through which she travels to the liberating realization of her authentic identity vibrant with the vitality of the universal pulse of Shiva.

Theory And Practice Of Yoga

Author : Gerald James Larson
ISBN : 9789004147577
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This collection of original essays on Yoga in honour of Professor Gerald James Larson provides fascinating new insights into the yoga traditions of India as a historical and pluralistic phenomenon flourishing in a variety of religious and philosophical contexts.

The Ubiquitous Siva

Author : John Nemec
ISBN : 9780199795451
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This book examines the beginnings of the non-dual tantric philosophy of the famed Pratyabhijna or ''Recognition'' School of tenth-century Kashmir. It includes a critical edition and annotated translation of chapters 1-3 of Somananda's Sivadrsti, the first Pratyabhijna text ever composed, along with the corresponding passages of Utpaladeva's commentary, the Sivadrstivatti.

Shaiva Devotional Songs Of Kashmir

Author : Constantina Rhodes
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Utpaladeva was considered a siddha, a "perfected being," one of the masters of the tantric tradition in Kashmir, and he is best known for his philosophical treatises. The Shivastotravali reflects Utpaladeva's philosophy, known as the Pratyabhijna school. And yet it is unique among the author's works in its not being a straightforward philosophical treatise but instead, as Dr. Bailly points out in her introduction, more of a spiritual diary of one who is actually treading the path of Shiva. The path that Utpaladeva has chosen does not require leaving one's home and heading for a mountain cave; instead it calls for changing one's view of the world, for leading a life of divine recognition while carrying on with ordinary life. In clearly written, lucid prose Dr. Bailly illuminates the many facets of Utpaladeva's quest. At the core of his spiritual journey is the enigmatic relationship between devotion and grace: how much does spiritual attainment depend upon the individual's efforts, and how much is a divine gift? And how are these to be realized while living in the midst of society, maintaining worldly obligations and lifestyle? For over a thousand years the Shaiva community of Kashmir has used in its worship the hymns of Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali. Here for the first time these hymns are presented in translation as English verse along with the Sanskrit, a clear and lively introduction, two appendices on special aspects of Kashmir Shaivism, and additional notes.

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The Doctrine Of Recognition Pratyabhij?? Philosophy

Author : R. K. Kaw
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Genre : Jammu and Kashmir (India)
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Acsaa Bibliography Of South Asian Art

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Accessions List South Asia

Author : Library of Congress. Library of Congress Office, New Delhi
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Genre : South Asia
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Encyclopedia Of Modern Asia

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Volume one of a six-volume set in which alphabetically arranged entries provide information on every aspect of modern Asia, including its culture, people, economy, government, arts, geography, architecture, religion, and history.

Saivism In Kashmir

Author : Nagendra Kr Singh
ISBN : UOM:39015051961129
Genre : Jammu and Kashmir (India)
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The Title Saivism in Kashmir is a comprehensive and informative description of religion-philosophical movement of Saivism in the Valley from the earliest time to present day. The celestial Valley played important role in the history of the spread and development of saivite philosophy and rituals. Most of the people are not aware that Kashmir in the past enjoyed such high reputation as a centre of Saivism.

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