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The Paramārthasāra, or ‘Essence of final Reality’, is a piece of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth–eleventh centuries). it's a short treatise within which the writer outlines the doctrine of which he's a awesome exponent, specifically nondualistic Śaivism, which he designates in his works because the Trika, or ‘Triad’ of 3 rules: Śiva, Śakti and the embodied soul (nara). the most curiosity of the Paramārthasāra isn't just that it serves as an advent to the proven doctrine of a practice, but in addition advances the inspiration of jiv̄anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its center subject. extra, it doesn't confine itself to an exposition of the doctrine as such yet from time to time tricks at a moment experience mendacity underneath the obvious experience, particularly esoteric options and practices which are on the middle of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogarāja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these quite a few degrees of that means. An creation to Tantric Philosophy provides, besides a seriously revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra and Yogarāja’s observation. This publication could be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric reviews and Philosophy.