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Author Lawrence, David Peter, 1959-

Title The teachings of the odd-eyed one : a study and translation of the Virūpākṣapañcāśikā, with the commentary of Vidyācakravartin / David Peter Lawrence.

Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2008.


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 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  294.5 LAWRENCE    Check Shelf
Description xii, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in Hindu studies
SUNY series in Hindu studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-183) and index.
Contents Chapter 1 The Texts in their Religious and Intellectual Contexts 3 -- Chapter 2 The Instruction of Indra 19 -- Chapter 3 The Odd-Eyed One's Teachings on the Tantric Self and its Universal Body 25 -- Chapter 4 Comparative Reflections: Cosmic Narcissism and Divine Self-Satisfaction 39 -- Part II Translation of the Virupaksapancasika with the Commentary of Vidyacakravartin 59.
Summary "This book offers the first published translation of the contemplative manual Virupaksapancasika, written circa the twelfth century CE, and the commentary on it, Vivrti by Vidyacakravartin. These late works from the Pratyabhijna tradition of monistic and tantric Kashmiri Saiva philosophy focus on means to deindividualize and disclose the primordial, divine essential natures of the human ego and body-sense." "David Peter Lawrence situates these writings in their medieval, South Asian religious and intellectual contexts. He goes on to engage Pratyabhijna philosophical psychology in dialogue with Western religious and psychoanalytic conceptions of identity and. "narcissism," and also demonstrates the Saiva tradition's strong concern with ethics. The richly annotated translation and glossary illuminate the texts for all readers."--Jacket.
Subject Virūpākṣanāthapāda. Virūpākṣapañcāśikā
Kashmir Śaivism -- Doctrines.
Kashmir Śaivism -- Doctrines. (OCoLC)fst00986407
Added Author Virūpākṣanāthapāda. Virūpākṣapañcāśikā. English.
Vidyācakravartin. Virūpākṣapañcāśikāvivr̥ti. English.
ISBN 9780791475539 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0791475530 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791475546 (paperback)
0791475549 (paperback)
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