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What is the philosophical comparison between non-dualism of Vedanta and Agama?

Vedanta holds an important place in the philosophies of Hinduism. However, some of the lesser known philosophies of Agama too subscribe to non-dualism or advaitavAda. If so what are the main ...
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What is the Guru Parampara of Kashmiri Shaivism?

I found that the philosophy of Kashmiri Shaivism is said to be similar to Adviata and preaching involves the Yoga. I came to know that Vasugupta is the important contributor to Kashimir Shaivism and ...
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What are the principle texts/Scriptures of Trika or Kashmir Shaivism?

Kashmir Shaivism is an Advaita (nondualist) Shaiva tradition from Kashmir based on Shaiva Agamas. One important scripture i am aware is Shiva Sutra by Vasgupta, in addition to Shivabheda Agamas (as ...
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What is `Kashmir Series of texts and studies`?

All the Kashmirir Shaivite scriptures are originally (in Sanskrit) found with a prefix Kashmir Series of texts and studies. What is the reason behind this naming? It seems some organization (probably ...
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Does Shaiva or Shakta Agama believe the Dashavatar of lord Vishnu

Does Shaiva or Shakta Agamas believe on Dashavatar of lord Vishnu? If yes is there any difference in references? If Yes what all differences are there? My question rises because according to Agama ...
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Who are all the Gurus of Abhinavagupta and what Paramparas did they come from?

Generally, Vaishnavas follow the Pancharatra Agamas, Shaivites follow the Shaiva Agamas, and Shaktas follow the Shaiva Agamas. But long ago, there was a group of people in Kashmir who followed the ...
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Which are the 118 worlds as described in Fifteen verses of Wisdom?

One of the verses from Fifteen Verses of Wisdom (bodhapancadasika) by Abhinavagupta, the great master of all aspects of Kashmir Shaivism, is as follows: In this way the Lord, Bhairava, the essence ...
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What's Kashmir Shaivism view/interpretation on the Vedas?

The Vedas are the primary scriptures and base of Hinduism. Every different philosphy has interpreted it in each diffearent way. I want to know how does Kashmir Shaivism Interpret the Vedas (Rig Veda, ...
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What are the major schools of Kashmir Shaivism?

One of the nondual Agamic traditions is the Kashmir Shaiva agama. What are the major schools of this tradition?
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What are Bhuvanas?

In Shiva Sutra, it is mentioned that the Kalaa are divided into 5 types Nivrtti, Pratishtha, Vidya, Shanti , Santyatita . Each Kalaa has set of Bhuvanas, for example Pratishtha Kalaa has 56 Bhuvanas, ...
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What is mAyA according to Sankara VedAnta? What are its characteristics?

Besides SankAra VedAnta, KashmIrI Shaivism, which is another monist/advaita school of Hinduism too talks about MAyA. According to it, the basic definition of MAyA is - मियते अनय इती माया। ...
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Which scriptures describe the concept of “Shadjanma Pashu”?

While reading the article "Ahimsha and Vegetarianism in Kashmir Shaivaism" on the Kamakotimandali, i came across the concept of "Shadjanma Pashu" ( Shad=six; Janma=birth; Pashu=an animal). It is ...
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What parts of Utpaladeva's Ishwara Pratyabhijna Vivriti are available in English?

Generally, Vaishnavas follow the Pancharatra Agamas, Shaivites follow the Shaiva Agamas, and Shaktas follow the Shaiva Agamas. But long ago, there was a group of people in Kashmir who followed the ...
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Who did incarnate as AchArya Abhinavgupta?

From wiki, AchArya Abhinavagupta (c. 950 – 1016 AD) was a philosopher, mystic and aesthetician from Kashmir. He was also considered an influential musician, poet, dramatist, exegete, theologian, and ...
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Procedure to make God(s) our Guru

How one can make any God as one's guru? What is the procedure? Provided one is unable to find/get a Guru due to many reasons. E.g, I am interested in Kashmiri Shaivism but it is very difficult to find ...
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What is “twelve fingers” in Pranavayu?

In Shiva Sutra, III.4 it is mentioned about Pranavayu that this is a way of meditation to concentrate on Prana i.e. on the expiration and inspiration of breath from the centre of the body upto a ...
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What's that which make something insentient and other sentient? [duplicate]

Consciosness is ever present everywhere. There is no place where it is not! So on what basis something becomes insentient & other sentient according to Kashmiri Shaivism or Tantra?
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Kailāshpati Mahādeva is not the destroyer (one among Trinity)?

There are many planes of existence, grouped into hierarchies. Everything which is inside of human being is fated to be manifested outside ( or vice versa) is the reason of existence of worlds. ...
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Who is kAlAgni Rudra?

In Sri Rudram invocation AnuvAka 1 hymn 28, we get the following verse - ... Namaste astu bhagavanh vishveshvaraya mahadevaya tryambakaya tripurantakaya trikagni kalaya kalagnirudraya ...
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Is Trika system mentioned in Shakta scriptures? What they say about it?

I want to know whether Trika which is technical term for Kashmiri Shaivism is mentioned in Shakta scriptures? If yes, what they say about it?
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What are the salient features of krama tradition of Kashmir Shaivism?

Kashmir Shaivism also known as trika has some important branches One of them is the krama tradition What is its significance? What are the salient features?
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Who is Parmeshvara, Ishwara & VAsudeva? What is the difference among them?

In 18th Chapter of BG, we find following verses - The Lord abides in the hearts of all beings, O Arjuna, causing all of them to revolve by His power as if they were mounted on a machine. 61 Run ...
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What are the main differences between different subsects of shaivism?

Please explain main differences between major shaivites sub-sects like Pashupata Shaivism, Kashmir Shaivism, Shiva Shiddhanta , Lingayata etc ?
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What scriptures describe Durvasa having three sons who promulgated Agamas?

Generally, Vaishnavas follow the Pancharatra Agamas, Shaivites follow the Shaiva Agamas, and Shaktas follow the Shaiva Agamas. But long ago, there was a group of people in Kashmir who followed the ...
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Was Adi Shankaracharya defeated in debate by a Kashmiri panditani (scholar)?

I came here while reading Ramachandra Guha's India after Gandhi book. In this book I came across a claim that Adi Shankaracharya was defeated in debate by a Kashmiri panditani (priestess). How much of ...
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What is the story of revelation of Shiva sutras to sage Sri Vasugupta?

Shiva sutras are core text of Kashmir Shaiva agamas. What is the story behind Lord Vasugupta getting the revelation of Shiva sutras?
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Is there Vigyan Bhairav Tantra in Hindi available online?

Can someone kindly provide me the pdf of Vigyan Bhairav tantra? (I am looking for the original text and not the one written by Osho) And yes, it should have both Sanskrit and Hindi translation.
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What is the most authoritative book/translation on Vignana Bhairava Tantra?

Which book is the original sanskrit account of Vignana Bhairava Tantra? What is the story/events surrounding the time this Yoga method was introduced to the world? Which is the best available English ...
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Where do I find Jnanagarbha stotra?

From this link and a commentary on Pratyabhijnahridayam by revered acharya Kshemraj we find the following quote which is a spiritual technique (Shambhavopaye) leading to immediate realization if ...
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How many verses are there in Sri TantrAloka?

Sri tantrAloka is a magnum opus text in the Kashmir Shaivism. How many verses and chapters are there? Are there any commentaries available ?
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What was Shankara's stand on Bhairava Agamas?

It is a well-known fact that Shankara rejected both Vaishnava and Shaivite Agamas. However, I got to know from a friend that the philosophy of Bhairava Agamas were similar to Shankara's Advaita ...
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Sri Keyuravati of krama tradition

I would like to know information on Sri keyuravati of Kashmir shaivism who was a central figure in krama lineage. Would like to know about life. Important events and books written if any. Also about ...
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What are the differences between Sri Vaishnavism and Kashmiri Shaivism?

I am aware that there are many differences in these two sampradayas. Kashmiri Shaivism being more monistic and Sri Vaishnavism qualified monism etc. In some ways I feel like Kashmiri Shaivism is more ...
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What is the significance of Panchastavi hymn?

Pancha-stavi is a beautiful hymn in praise of goddess tripura. It is important in kashmir school of shaivism. It contains in it many esoteric meanings. Lakshmidhara in his commentary of Saundarya ...
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Is Brahman androgynous?

If Nirguna Brahman is really genderless, then why it's shakti (maya) is considered feminine, while the non-shakti part is considered masculine? Doesn't that make IT an androgynous being? It is ...
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What is the difference between Shankara's Advaita and the Advaita of Kashmir Shaivism? [duplicate]

I have heard that the Advaita of Shankara and the Advaita of Kashmiri Shaivism aren't the same. What's the difference between the 2 philosophies based on Advaita Vedanta?
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What are the granthas written by Sri SomAnanda nAtha?

Sri Somananda was main guru in the kashmir agamic tradition. What are the main texts attributed to him ? And also if some minor texts or commentaries if available.
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What are the doctrines of Pratyabhijna school?

One of the major part of kashmir shvia tradition is pratyabhijna or ishwara pratyabhijna. What are its fundamental principles?
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Dvaita / Vishishtadvaita versus Kulamarga / Vāmamārga

From what I know about Dvaita Vedanta and Vishishtadvaita, it seems to me that these schools should have fairly deep differences with the currents like Kashmir Saivism which integrate large doses of ...