By John R. Dupuche
During this work,he describes a few of the tantras and locations in their apex the main severe of them, the Kula ritual. It additionally presents a translation of Jayaratha's remark. 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 person that understands this pervasion is a Bhairava..
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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. 39d. l , a list of equivalents. He is speaking about tex tual and functional equivalents, not necessarily about geographi cal equivalents. 66d. 66d. l -3 . This being said, the harmonisation of Abhinava's text and a quotation can be tortuous, as in Jr.
Ibid. 652. 28 The Kula Ritual may have used just these three manuscripts. 1 9 From the fourteenth chapter onwards, and therefore including TA 29, no variant read ings are indicated. Are we to conclude that the manuscripts all agree? In any case, ' . . '20 The text of Tantriiloka used in this monograph is a reprint of the original edition to which Navaj ivan Rastogi has added an in troduction. There is no critical edition of the whole text2 1 or, to my knowledge, of any part of the text. 1 9.
The Tantriiloka 27 Abhinava's first device in presenting an esoteric matter is to disperse its discussion over many Chapters. 1 5 'An important secret should not be divulged all at once. Nor should it be kept com pletely secret'. 16 The reader is thus obliged to read the whole text before one topic can be fully appreciated or sometimes even un derstood and so the fine structuring of the text goes hand in hand with a certain obscuration. The verses are compact so that the sentences and phrases need to be read both backwards and forwards, with reference to what precedes and what follows.
Abhinavagupta: The Kula Ritual as Elaborated in Chapter 29 of the Tantrāloka by John R. Dupuche