By John R. Dupuche
During this work,he describes a number of the tantras and areas in their apex the main severe of them, the Kula ritual. It additionally presents 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 person that is familiar with this pervasion is a Bhairava..
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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. 72b. l . After explaining the meanings of individual words and phrases of a verse Jayaratha may also give a paraphrase wherein he dis plays all his skill. The text of Abhinava is often in code or sym bolic language and is extremely compressed so that it can only be understood in the light of the paraphrase.
58. 672. The Bhairava school has two streams: Right Hand (dak�it;�a) or Southern, and Left Hand (viima) or Northern. The four goddesses of the Dak�il}a school, whose deity is called B hairava, are S u�kii, S iddhii, Utpalii, Raktii/Cal}c;iika. Alexis Sanderson, 'Mal}c;iala and Agamic identity in the Trika of Kashmir', in A. Padoux, ed. Mantras et diagrammes rituels dans l'Hindouisme, Paris, Editions du Centre National de Ia Recherche Scientifique, 1 986, p. l 86 footnote 84. The four goddesses of the Varna school are Jayii, Vijayii, Jayanti and Aparaj itii.
In the process of emanation the divine bliss produces particular forms of bliss. Yet earthly bliss, though limited, is particularly able to open a person to eternal bliss. In TA 29, the term iinanda, bliss, has several meanings. It can refer to the ultimate relationship of S iva and sakti and their perfect I I. 12. 13. 1 4. ibid. p. l 92. 92 note 1 1 4. 52. TA 4. 1 82cd 1 83 . d. l . 5, Abhinava defines bliss. ' . . 245 footnote 52. 40 The Kula Ritual fusion (siimarasya)15 the experience of wonder (camatkira) at one's own self.
Abhinavagupta: The Kula Ritual as Elaborated in Chapter 29 of the Tantrāloka by John R. Dupuche