The Isvarapratyabhijñakarika (IPK ) of Utpaladeva (early X century C.E.) is the foundation stone of the Pratyabhijña school and constitutes the main theoretical framework of the Trika. It is the most important philosophical work of non-dual tantric Shaivism as a whole. Utpaladeva devoted two commentaries to his IPK, a vrtti and a tika (now almost totally lost). According to Abhinavagupta, the IPK and the vrtti thereon were composed by Utpaladeva at the same time. This makes the vrtti an indispensable tool to grasp the original meaning of the difficult karikas of the Isvarapratyabhijña. Unfortunately, all the vrtti manuscripts from Kashmir broke at the same point and, consequently, so did the edition (also faulty in many points) published in the Kashmir Series of Texts and Studies in 1918. The present book, originally published in the prestigious Serie Orientale Roma (IsMEO), contains the first critical edition of the IPK and, for the first time, the complete text of the vrtti on the basis of a unique Malayalam manuscript discovered in Trivandrum Library by R. Torella, who has also made use of all the other incomplete manuscripts from Kashmir. The edition is accompanied by an English translation with copious exegetical notes, which highlight the connections of Utpaladeva’s thought with the coeval schools of Indian philosophy and, first of all, with the Buddhist pramana tradition. The book is completed by an elaborate Introduction, three Indexes and a Bibliography.

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The Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā of Utpaladeva with the Author's Vṛtti. Introduction, Critical Edition and Annotated Translation

R. Torella
2013

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The Isvarapratyabhijñakarika (IPK ) of Utpaladeva (early X century C.E.) is the foundation stone of the Pratyabhijña school and constitutes the main theoretical framework of the Trika. It is the most important philosophical work of non-dual tantric Shaivism as a whole. Utpaladeva devoted two commentaries to his IPK, a vrtti and a tika (now almost totally lost). According to Abhinavagupta, the IPK and the vrtti thereon were composed by Utpaladeva at the same time. This makes the vrtti an indispensable tool to grasp the original meaning of the difficult karikas of the Isvarapratyabhijña. Unfortunately, all the vrtti manuscripts from Kashmir broke at the same point and, consequently, so did the edition (also faulty in many points) published in the Kashmir Series of Texts and Studies in 1918. The present book, originally published in the prestigious Serie Orientale Roma (IsMEO), contains the first critical edition of the IPK and, for the first time, the complete text of the vrtti on the basis of a unique Malayalam manuscript discovered in Trivandrum Library by R. Torella, who has also made use of all the other incomplete manuscripts from Kashmir. The edition is accompanied by an English translation with copious exegetical notes, which highlight the connections of Utpaladeva’s thought with the coeval schools of Indian philosophy and, first of all, with the Buddhist pramana tradition. The book is completed by an elaborate Introduction, three Indexes and a Bibliography.
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