Abhinavagupta`s Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita
by Boris Marjanovie
ISBN(Hardbound): 8186569448, 9788186569443
Price(Hardbound): 675.00 INR
Price (Paperback): 575.00 INR
Year of Pub.: 2004
About Abhinavagupta`s Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita:
The main purpose of this book is to explain the esoteric meanings of Bhagavad Gita. Abhinavagupta elaborates the secret doctrine of the purification of the sense organs through the alternation of enjoyment of worldly objects and deep meditation. He claims that the continuous exchange of two contradictor experiences, i.e., gratification of the senses which brings satisfaction and samadhi in which sense organs are reduced to one`s own atman, quickly brings the highest good.This book brings out the specific meanings in the context of Kashmir Shaiva philosophy and yoga, without being influenced by Samkhya or Vedanta. The translation and explanatory notes show a deep understanding of Kashmir Shaiva metaphysics and yoga. It will fulfill an important role by presenting a different version of the Bhagavad Gita in the light of Kashmir Shaivism and will also be inspiring for anyone interested in the practice of the secret yoga of the Gita.