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By Jaideva Singh, Paul Muller-Ortega

It is a lengthy observation on a brief Tantra. essentially the most authoritative and commemorated texts in Kashmir Shaivism, it offers with the character of final fact and with tools of recognition targeting the idea and perform of Mantra. Abhinavagupta provides his metaphysics of language, of the realm (Vak), and its relation to realization. He calls it 'the educating of the key of the Trika doctrine.'

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6. These paSyanlx, madhyamd> etc. are Saktis, and not gradations o f speech. 7. T he Saktis (powers) referred to are: (1) Aghora Saktis th at lead the conditioned experients to the realization of Siva. (2) Ghora Saktis th at lead the jfo&y towards worldly plea­ sures and are a hindrance in the way of liberation. (3) G horatari Saktis that push the jivas towards a down­ w ard path in samsdra. 8. These are: (1) Para which brings about a sense of identity with Siva. (2) P arapara Saktis which belong to the interm ediate stage, they give a sense of unity in diversity.

E. according to anuttara, the world is not really bondage, and when the world is not bondage, the question of deliverance does not arise). 6. g. e. limiting Reality in these 22 Pard-Tritikd- Vi varona ways. Therefore, anuttara is th at which has not got limitations. I t is unlimited, infinite Reality. 7. Even pointing to Highest Reality2 by the mere word ‘this* is also limiting it, for such indication is also limitation. e. a mere thought-construct, because of its essence being ‘limitation* (vyaccheda-prdnameva).

E. e. e. all-containing. 14. Sunya pramdtd: having the experience of only void. He is devoid of I-fccling in respect of the various powers of the senses; he is also devoid of the sense of objectivity. He has simply life without even the breath. Pard-TrUikd- Vivarana 30 15. e. unity in diversity. These three are known as para visarga, apara visarga and pardpara visarga. 16. Matsyodari: T he belly of the fish keeps throbbing inwardly without any external movement. So the I-consciousness keeps throbbing without movement.

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