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Isvara Pratyabhijna Karika of Utplaladeva: Verses on the Recognition of the Lord [Lise F. Vail, Bansi Pandit] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. Isvara Pratyabhijna Karika of Utplaladeva: Verses on the Recognition of the Lord () [unknown] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Isvara-pratyabhijna-karika of Utpaladeva is written in couplets of karika style. Abhinavagupta referred to such couplets as sutras, a highly condensed form of.

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In addition to a few minor differences due to orthography, sandhi conventions, fallen types or printer errors, the KSTS editions of the IPK and the IPV have variation in the readings of twenty verses.

I a connection between two [substances] must involve more than one form; 2 an established entity does not isvvara dependence on anything other than itself: For this they used not only subtle logic aided by psychological observation, but also the extensive intuitive wisdom gleaned from their own spiritual experiences.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This person’s mutually unrelated flickers of momentary mental consciousness must have a common and a permanent base, without which all activities based on their supposed mutual relationships prayabhijna become possible, since all objects are self-centred and separate from prattabhijna another.

Such a variety of manifestations accounts for this complex, incredible phenomenal existence. Thus, Pratyabhijna is considered to be the most direct, shortest path to liberation, an evolution based on consciousness alone. Nandi Tantrism Jyotirlinga Shiva Temples. Universal creation has thus been asserted emphatically to be fundamentally due to the creative nature of God. Atman is the necessary foundation on which all such mental activities rest. Outward manifestation in the form of the universe occurs out of the inwardly existent phenomenon the universal T or supreme Subject, God.

These lacunae were properly filled by the works of Utpaladeva, the worthy disciple of Somananda, who succeeded him in the chain of masters of the Tryambaka school of Kashmir Saivism. It is subdivided in the commentary into two chapters. The fourth chapter of Book I is meant to justify further the existence of Atman as the real recollector of previously known objects, remembering them in various ways and analysing and synthesising their data quite independently, in accordance with objectives of various types, at His free will.


He represents the pinnacle of the development of Prayyabhijna Saivism and is the most important commentator of the Mvaru-pratyabhijnd scripture. Combining the past and present, memory can throw new light on the concerned object of experience and reassess its significance. It is sufficiently brief and to the point in matters of discussion about other schools of philosophy, avoiding lengthy repetitions of arguments already dealt with in other important works.

Isvara Pratyabhijna Karika of Utpaladeva by Bansi Pandit

Peatyabhijna beings, who also are created through the vibratory activity of the Absolute, appear as well. At the third stage, 3 the painter sees both himself and idvara painting, but knows that the two are one. Samdna is a third vital air that is a state of rest between the processes of assimilation and elimination, and is often associated with the state of sleep. An object seen shining is one with the consciousness of the perceiving person. On the basis of intuitional revelation, Utpaladeva establishes the basic Kashmir Saiva cosmogonic explanation of creation as follows: Most felicitously, Utpaladeva correlates many of his logical arguments with psychological findings.

Scholarly readers in general, perhaps, would not take sufficient interest in its study. All the mundane activities of knowing and doing of various beings, as well as each pratyabjijna every objective phenomenon, have been shown to be basically the results of the outward manifestations of this divine nature. They correspond to individuality, mind and body.

However, Kashmir Saivism maintains that the Absolute Lord cannot be brought under the scope of pramana at all, because He is, metaphysically, the canvas on which the wonderful karoka of the universe are painted.

The domain of vikalpatherefore, is determinative knowing, which is pratuabhijna the stage of savikalpa knowledge. Each fleeting state of mind, while giving rise to a similar one, transfers to it its past impressions.


Vaha-cheda cutting the two vital currents, prana and apana leads to illumination by resting the ascending and descending vayus in the heart. Couplet 17 is a poetic end-note to the text, for it compares an aspirant, proceeding on the path of Self-recognition, to a love-torn damsel.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Almighty God, ruling over the great gods such as Brahma, Visnu, Rudra, fsvara, and Sadasiva, Ddsyam is pratyabhijnx position of the servant for whom each and every thing is provided by the master, who takes care of him in all situations.

It is also possible that King Lalitaditya may have established Atrigupta, the ancestor of Abhinavagupta, in the same locality. Book II of the isvara-pratyabhijncl-karikd, I known as its Kriyadhikara, establishes the power of divine activity in the Absolute.

He notes that the enlightening of an krika by means of a pramana differs considerably in accordance with a person’s liking and aims, as well as according to the usual denotations of speech and thought utilised by the knowing isbara.

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We speak of the mutual dependence between actor and action, but that also cannot be accepted because two independent entities. Commentary Only a person himself is aware of his isbara knowing. One intended action pervades all such successive movements, from beginning to end.

The next couplet is meant to wind up the argument of Vijnanavada and to express the consequent undesirable conclusion. The Vijhanavadins believed that no physical phenomena exist in reality; jarika are just the manifestations of one’s mental ideas that appear wrongly as outwardly existent phenomena, just as in a dream world.