A learn and translation of a tantric contemplative handbook and the statement on it.
This ebook bargains the 1st released translation of the contemplative guide Virūpāksapañcasikā, written circa the 12th century CE, and the observation on it, Vivrti by way of Vidyācakravartin. those overdue works from the Pratyabhijñā culture of monistic and tantric Kashmiri Śaiva philosophy concentrate on capacity to deindividualize and expose the primordial, divine crucial natures of the human ego and body-sense.
David Peter Lawrence situates those writings of their medieval, South Asian non secular and highbrow contexts. He is going directly to have interaction Pratyabhijñā philosophical psychology in discussion with Western spiritual and psychoanalytic conceptions of id and “narcissism,” and likewise demonstrates the Śaiva tradition’s robust predicament with ethics. The richly annotated translation and word list remove darkness from the texts for all readers.
“…a very welcome contribution to either the scholarship on Saivism and to comparative theology or philosophy of faith and will be broadly learn and discussed.” — Philosophy East & West
“…Lawrence’s attempt to deliver this article to mild is praiseworthy, relatively for his skill to wreck opaque Sanskrit structures into small, pellucid sentences that make the interpretation very readable and approachable to a much broader viewers … Lawrence demonstrates his inventive scholarship within the first introductory chapters by means of increasing the discourse on self into the world of latest psychoanalysis. The cursory research in keeping with large examine into the unique textual content paves the trail for destiny study during this direction.” — non secular reviews Review
“In Teachings of the Odd-Eyed One, Lawrence shows not just his mastery of Sanskrit resources, but in addition a sophisticated skill to illumine the theosophical middle of the Pratyabhijna culture through comparative connection with western mental, epistemological, and theological assets … he's to be applauded for reminding us once more of the cross-cultural relevance of self-recognition, in all of its epistemological nuances.” — magazine of the yankee Academy of Religion
“If Lawrence’s total aim used to be ‘an advent to and a translation of’ the VAP and VAPV, then his undertaking has been successful.” — magazine of Asian Studies
“I imagine this can be a awesome ebook, jam-packed with unique insights into the paranormal dimensions of the divine-human topic and the cosmicization of the human physique. i do know of no different ebook approximately South Asian philosophy or comparative theology that so deftly addresses the subjects of subjectivity and embodiment and is ready to relate them to modern debates within the fields of spiritual stories, psychology, and philosophy. There are few genuine comparativists operating this day. David Lawrence is definitely one in every of them, and he's essentially the most gifted.” — Jeffrey J. Kripal, writer of Esalen: the United States and the faith of No Religion
David Peter Lawrence is affiliate Professor and Chair of the dept of Philosophy and faith on the college of North Dakota. he's the writer of Rediscovering God with Transcendental Argument: a latest Interpretation of Monistic Kashmiri Såaiva Philosophy, additionally released through SUNY Press.