The Philosophy of Sadhana: With Special Reference to the Trika Philosophy of Kashmir
A reprint of a work first published in 1983. After a general survey of spiritual practice in the different schools of Indian philosophy, the focus is on the Trika School, popularly called Kashmir Shaivism, and on such topics as the descent of Divine Grace, initiation, the role of the guru, paths for different types of practitioners, enlightenment. Paper edition (unseen by Book News), $12.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Abhinavagupta achievement adhara adhikarins adhva Advaita Vedanta Agamas Aham Ahamta ajriana anava anavamala anugraha anupaya anuttara cit aspect awakening bhogavasana body-apparatus buddhi Caitanya cidanu Comm consciousness descent of divine diksa divine anugraha divine freedom divine grace divine Sakti embodied Essence existence experience external ﬁeld ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁve functioning guru Hence Ibid iccha Idam identiﬁed impure individual aspirant inﬁnite integral Self-realization kala karana karma karmamala kinds kriya levels of creation liberation malas maya mayiyamalas nature not-Self Parama Siva parna aham perfect perform prakrti pramata prana sakti pratibha jriana pure svarapa purusa realization residual impressions sadhakas Saiva Saivism sakalas sakta upaya sakti tattva saktipata sambhava upaya samsara self-experience self-expressions self-ignorance self-limitation self-manifestation siva tattva Sivatva spiritual knowledge Srinagar stage suddha suddha vidya suddha vikalpa Supreme Goal Supreme Lord Supreme Reality svarapa svatantrya Tantra Tantraloka tattva technically called tion Trika system varna Vasugupta Vedanta veil vijrianakalas