“Light on the Tantras” (Tantrāloka) is Abhinavagupta’s magnum opus, a masterly encyclopedic survey of the whole of Tantra at its peak (c. The Tantraloka of Abhinava Gupta, with commentary by Rajanaka Jayaratha. by Abhinavagupta, Rajanaka; Jayaratha, Rajanaka, son of Sringararatha; Shastri. Book: Tantraloka (All Volumes) with a s: 01 – 12 (Complete Set)Author: Shri Abhinava tator: Shri Rajanaka.
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Of all the philosophical system emanating from the east Kashmir Shaivism stands alone in its subtle elucidation of the theory and practice of spirituality. Drawing from these ancient scriptures—many of which are now lost—the great Shaiva master Abhinavagupta 10 CEfashioned the monistic tradition known as Trika Rahasyam 2.
After attaining God realization Abhinavagupta states that out of curiosity he sat at the feet of many masters and like an industrious bee collected the nectar of the prominent philosophical traditions of his time.
Completing this venture he returned to his abhinavaguptq disciples and spontaneously sang thirty-seven philosophical hymns in the same number of days. He laid bare the secrets of the monistic system know today as Kashmir Shaivism. In his first chapter Abhinavagupta states clearly that he was impelled by Lord Shiva, his masters, and his closest disciples, to compose Tantraloka. In verse of that same chapter he states:.
In composing Tantraloka Abhinavagupta drew inspiration from the Malinivijaya tantra 3a text so cryptic in places that scholars of that time were at a loss to understanding it. In shedding light on the Malinivijaya 4Abhinavagupta gave profound and detailed descriptions of both spiritual practice and theoretical philosophy; there is nothing to parallel these writings in existence today.
To this day this commentary has been held as an authoritative work on Tantraloka. Swami Lakshmanjoo was one of the few masters to refute this commentary. Being a direct descendent in the line of masters of the oral tradition of Kashmir Shaivism he pointed out that Jayaratha was not actually from this tradition, and though in places his commentary was brilliant, in others it was quiet misleading.
Surround by a few western disciples and the occasional visiting scholar from universities both in India and abroad, it took almost five years to complete the first eighteen chapters.
He added that Tantraloka was essentially a book for masters.
The Tantraloka of Abhinava Gupta, with commentary by Rajanaka Jayaratha
The agamas or tantras of the monistic school of Shaivism are always presented in the form of a dialogue between Shiva in the form of Bhairava and his divine consort Parvati in the form of Bhairavi. Trika Rahasya — the secret of the trinity of Shiva, Shakti and Nara- individual. Tantraloka—to shed light on the knowledge of tantra. The Malinivijaya itself was extracted from a more ancient text called the Siddhayogeshvarimata- now extinct.
Tantraloka means to shed light on the knowledge of tantra. If you really want to understand this great work,your kundalini must be awake.
You must be in contact with a teacher who can dispel your doubts and guide you accross the sea of samskara to the abhinavaghpta. There is a knot in tantraolka heart chakra if this is undone,then you will receive a leg up.
When you climb up to where Saraswati is pleased ,then from that level you will continue to receive subtle clues. Those who have understood thus far will understand what is being revealed.
Those that do not understand this insight. You need to understand only the Self is capable of understanding Itself.
Tantraloka – Wikipedia
Do not give up read it like a newspaper. Then reread it again. Keep reading it then sleep on it. Tantraloka…is a secipific and a well understanding of Kashmir shauvism which exerts importance on manhood, Godhood, and spirituality of self. Hello, May I know if this work is available in an English translation, not this transcribed Hindu word for English word, makes no sense when not written as a book. Please sign up for their newsletter to be notified when it is available http: Your email address will not be published.
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Tantraloka Of all the philosophical system emanating from the east Kashmir Shaivism stands alone in its subtle elucidation of the theory and practice of spirituality. In verse of that same chapter he states: Wanted to understand well. But tanraloka above brief accounts are not satisfying me.
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