The Doctrine of Vibration: An Analysis of the Doctrines and Practices Associated with Kashmir Shaivism

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1987 - Religion - 297 pages
This book is significant from four points of view. First, it breaks new ground in Indian philosophy. According to the Spanda Doctrine, the self is not simply witnessing consciousness as maintained by Sankya and Vedanta, but is an active force. Second, the ultimate reality is not simply a logical system of abstract categories, but is living, pulsating energy, the source of all manifestation. Third, the work elaborates the dynamic aspect of consciousness. It supplies an excellent introduction to the texts and scriptures of Kashmir Shaivism. Fourth, it suggests a Yoga for the realization of self.
 

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The Google Books edition of this book has many, many errors in the transliterated text. Apparently no human proofed the scanned output against the hard copy edition. It is very handy and convenient to read this on a phone or tablet, but if you need accurate transliterated Sanskrit it is best to have the print edition on hand.  

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Mark S. G. Dyczkowski took his first degree at Banaras Hindu University and then took his doctorate at Oxford University. He is presently associated with Sampurnananda Sanskrit University in Varanasi.

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