Philosophy of Sadhana, The: With Special Reference to the Trika Philosophy of Kashmir
After presenting a general survey of spiritual practice in the different schools of Indian philosophy, the author focuses on the Trika School, popularly called Kashmir Shaivism. He deals clearly and exhaustively with such topics as Shaktipat (the descent of Divine Grace), Diksha (initiation), and the role of the Guru. His treatment of the various paths (upayas) appropriate for the different types of practitioners is especially useful.
The book ends with a chapter on enlightenment (jivanmukti). This chapter not only presents the meaning of self-realization-in-this-
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Deba Brata SenSharma
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Abhinavagupta achievement adhara adhikarins adhva Advaita Vedanta Agamas Aham ajriana anava anavamala anugraha anupaya anuttara cit aspect Atman awakening body-apparatus Brahman buddhi Caitanya cidanu Comm consciousness descent of divine destruction diksa diksd 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 Indian philosophy individual aspirant integral Self-realization kala karana karma karmamala Kashmir kinds kriya levels of creation liberation malas maya mayiya mayiyamalas nature nirvikalpa not-Self Parama Siva perfect perform prakrti pramata prana prana s'akti pure svarupa purusa realization residual impressions revealed s'aktipata s'ambhava sadhakas Saiva Saivism sakalas sakta samsara self-experience self-expressions self-ignorance self-limitation self-manifestation Sivatva spiritual discipline spiritual knowledge stage suddha Supreme Goal Supreme Lord Supreme Reality svatantrya Tantra tattva technically called tion Trika system Trika view universal manifestation unmesa Upanisad upaya updya varna veil vikalpa