Acharya Abhinavgupta a renowned Shaiva-Shakta enlightened master of Kashmiri Shaivism had numerous Gurus. While reading introductory part in one of the works of Swami Lakshman Joo, I found the following sentence -

Swamiji tells us that Bhattenduraja was not of the Trika school; he was of the Vedanta school, but he was Shaivite.

In the concluding verses also Acharya Abhinavgupta acknowledges Bhattenduraja as the master who taught him Bhagvat Geeta.

So do we find any further evidences which shows the Acharya was initiated in Vedanta school. Also, which Vedanta school he was subscribed to? As his master was Shaiva, it possibly means a Shaiva Vedanta school which is no more existing or Advait Vedanta?

  • What's meant by initiated into Vedant?
    – Rickross
    Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 4:34
  • @Rickross Had Vedanta guru Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 4:49
  • There's nothing called initiation into Vedanta.. he took mantra from that Guru whom u are calling as "Vedanta Guru" that much i can understand.
    – Rickross
    Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 4:52
  • @Rickross Don't know. Edit as you wish. Initiation I took as getting guru. Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 6:20
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    He had many gurus i think even he studied a bit of Buddhism and finally he got trika gurus like kula and krama tradition Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 22:46


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