Abhinavagupta's Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita  Gitartha by Boris Marjanovic

Abhinavagupta's Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita  Gitartha by Boris Marjanovic

By Boris Marjanovic

Abhinavagupta, absolutely the best genius of India within the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, poetics, dramaturgy, Tantra and mysticism, is being rediscovered in simple terms within the previous couple of a long time. even supposing a number of students, in India and in another country, are engaged in learning his works, it's staggering that there are nonetheless few translations available.

Abhinavagupta explains in his observation that he undertook this paintings simply because he felt that his predecessors whilst commenting at the Bhagavad Gita had now not understood its mystery or esoteric meanings.

The current paintings offers a unique model of the Bhagavad Gita within the gentle of Kashmir Shaivism. it's going to even be inspiring fpr someone drawn to the perform of the key yogaof the Gita.

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Studies, Manuals, Reference • ¡53 151 Berry, Thomas. Religions of India: Hinduism, Yoga, Buddhism. Chambersburg, PA: Anima Publications, c¡992. Also, New York: Columbia University Press, ¡996. An insightful exploration of three major spiritual traditions in Asia in which Berry discusses similarities, di›erences, and complementary aspects of each as well as the ideals of human perfection toward which the Indian people have directed their e›orts for thousands of years. In the middle section, Yoga is described as “one of the most unique and most influential forms of Asian spirituality,” and Berry points out that Buddhism is particularly indebted to the Yoga tradition for providing its basic mental discipline.

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