From Early Vedanta to Kashmir Shaivism: Gaudapada, Bhartrhari, and Abhinavagupta / Edition 1

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Overview

This book clarifies the relationship between God and the creation for Gaudapada, Bhartrhari, and Shankara, and by doing so, demonstrates a major continuity of thought from Gaudapada through Bhartrhari to Abhinavagupta and Kashmir Shaivism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791424506
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Series: SUNY Series in Religious Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Note on Sources

Part I Gaudapada The Mind and the Cosmos: Reflection or Prototype?
1. Gaudapada : Life and Works
2. Mandukya-karika : The Gradations of Consciousness
3. Mandukya-karika: The Illusory World and the Problem of Creation
4. Mandukya-karika: TheShimmering of Cosmos

Part II Bhartrhari Speech andthe World: Creation or Expression?
5. Bhartrhari
6. Vakya-padiya
7. Manifestations of Speech
8. Language and Being
9. The Structure of the Universe and the Place of Man

Part III Further Developments: The Interplay of Energies and Artistic Creation
10. Early Vedanta and Kashmir Saivism
11. The Concept of Energies: Neoplatonist and Hesychast Parallels
12. Abhinavagupta's Aesthetics

The Name and the Voice: Some Concluding Unscientific Remarks

Index

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