Abhinavagupta: The Kula Ritual as Elaborated in Chapter 29 by John R. Dupuche

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By John R. Dupuche

During this work,he describes many of the tantras and areas in their apex the main severe of them, the Kula ritual. It additionally offers a translation of Jayaratha's statement. the Kula ritual leads the practitioner to extra exalted levels of mantras to arrive the top point of awareness, the "mantravyapti", the pervasion of the chant. the individual that is aware this pervasion is a Bhairava..

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Does it refer to that variant of the Northern Transmission called 'the Mata' or to the other variant of the Northern Transmission called 'the Krama' which features so frequently in the Tantraloka. Moving upwards, the order i s : Veda, Siddhanta, Left (viima), Right (dak�ina, Bhairava), Mata, Kula, Kaula, Trika. 682. ibid. 683. ibid. 684. ibid. 683. Alexis Sanderson, 'The visualisation of the deities of the Trika', in L'lmage divine,. Paris, Editions du Centre National de Ia Recherche Scientifique, 1 990, p-7 1 .

L , prepares the reader for the description of intercourse which starts at sl. l 04cd- l 05ab. Does Jayaratha read more into Abhinava's text than is present? In general the answer is no. 96, which he interprets as 'must'. Does he read all that is available in them? It is most unlikely since a finely wrought text such as TA 29 admits of many readings. Jayaratha 33 The commentary from Jayaratha's own pen amounts to more than 1 1 50 lines of about 1 8 syllables each. It is a significant con­ tribution.

To these questions Abhinava is imagined to give his reply. The interventions are well chosen and show that Jayaratha has understood the precise issue at hand. After giving the verses of the text Jayaratha proceeds to comment upon them. He first of all explains the meanings of words. 1) in Jr. l 28b. l refers to the sexual fluid. He also provides alternative tem'ls for well-known words that have occurred in the text or in order to prepare the reader for words in a quotation. 39d. avatiira which list somewhat differing details on the her­ mitages etc.

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