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DOCTRINE OF DIVINE RECOGNITION SANSKRIT TEXT WITH COMMENTARY Bhaskari(3 volumes)

DOCTRINE OF DIVINE RECOGNITION SANSKRIT TEXT WITH COMMENTARY Bhaskari(3 volumes)
$76.50
Item Code: IDD423
Author: K.A.S. IYER & K.C. PANDEY
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 1986
ISBN: 8120800192
Pages: 1135
Cover: HardCover
Other Details: 8.8" X 5.8"
About the Book:

Isvarapratyabhijna-Vimarsini, IPV in short, Critique of the Doctrine of Divine Recognition, is the most important work of the Prayabhijna School of Kashmir Saivism. This is a commentary by the great Abhinavagupta on the Isvarapratyabhijna-Sutra (or -Karika) of Utpala, expounded by a commentary Bhaskari of Bhaskarakantha. The original text with Vimarsini and the Bhaskari thereon was edited and published by Dr. K.C. Pandey and Professor K.A. Subramania Iyer, along with English Translation of the IPV by Dr. Pandey, in three volumes under the title, Bhaskari, as the Princess of Wales Saraswati Bhawan Texts Nos. 70, 83 and 84 in the Years 1938, 1950 and 1954 respectively. These works were out of print for long and are now being re-issued under the general title of Isvara-Pratyabnijna-Vimarsini of Abhinavagupta, in three volumes.

The Isvarapratyabhijna of Utapalacarya has four Adhikaras: Jnana-, Kriya-, Agama- and Tattvasangraha-. The first volume contains the Jnanadhikara which has eight Ahnikas or chapters along with the Vimarsini of Abhinavagupta and the Bhaskari of Bhaskarakantha. The second volume completes the text and the commentaries in the remaining three Adhikaras.

This also carries an Introduction giving in brief the History and Literature and philosophy of the Pratyabhijna system along with various appendixes for Vol. I and Vol. II. Vol. III gives English translation of the Isvarapratyabhijna and the Vimarsini.

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