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By Moti Lal Pandit

The significance of Kashmir Saivism lies within the incontrovertible fact that an self sufficient university of Saivism, with its personal particular ethos and orientation, emerged from the soil of Kashmir in the course of the 8th century of our period, which until eventually the top of the 12th century made nice strides either philosophically and theologically. the kind of Saivism that emerged through the 8th century is deeply rooted within the non secular outlook which has served because the substratum for the flowering of assorted colleges of Saivism, and which finally terminated within the upward thrust of such philosophical faculties because the Spanda and the Pratyabhijna.

The writer of the booklet has made each try at explaining as comprehensively as attainable the advanced theoretical taking into consideration the Trika. The Trika, even though non-dualistic in orientation, doesn't obliterate the lifestyles of the individual, and that's why it accepts truth as being of the character of I-consciousness. in response to Trika, truth is either prakasa and vimarsa, and so the area we are living in is a precise show up situation of absolutely the. additionally its theology of divine kenosis discloses that God isn't distant from us, yet as gentle of realization constitutes our crucial nature.

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2. , concluding verse DO. 2. a Kalla ta Vasugupta may bave Bballa Kalla!.. D. D. by Bhaua Kallala years elder t o in Tbe most the eleventh century. reliable evidence about as said sucb fact is tbat of Ramakal)tha who also belonged to the time of Avantivarman . While explaining the fifty second couplet of Spandakiirikii, he mentions Vasugupta as the preceptor of the author of tbe work in hand and not as its author. The author pays homage to the verbal teacbings of Ilis preceptor tbrougb and Riimakal,llha explains the word tbat couplet gurubharatlm as the verbal teachings imparted by tbe preceptor Vasugupta.

His fatber, accord ing to b i s own statement, was Udayakara. He had a son named Yibhramiikara. Pt. Madbusudan Kaul, taking suggestion from these two names, infers tbat the original name of Utpaladeva may bave been Utpahikara. ' word ilkara from it. He does not give us any more information regard­ ing his personal history. tl of Utpaladeva on his own-lfvarapratyabhljft4, says that Utpaladeva was a Brahmin born of Vagl,varl and his fa ther was a name of h i s Oujarat. The 'Ldla' by origin. Lalas were mother.

1 '11;{ ffiiflf I Guror Vasuguptiibhidhiinasya bhiiratlm Viicaq> staumi. (Sp. v i . , p. [�Iffi'l'l;;:rt<>r11l: (Ibid) Nija+gu ru·sa rasvatt·s tava n a-d va rer;taha . The couplet concerned is thus a part and parcel of Spanda­ kiirikii and has been composed by the author of the Kiirikii himself. It has not been added to it by any commentator. Other commentators l ike Ulpala Vai�l)ava and even K�emariija himself accept it as a couplet of tbe author of the Kiirikii is thus Kiirikii itself. The the disciple of Vasugupta and not Vasugupta himself and such disciple is Bhalla Kallala.

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