Category Archives: Abhinavagupta

God and creation: transcendent and immanent

The question was raised: “When God is finding himself through creation, is he aware of Himself as the Godhead at the same time?” 1.         In Kashmir Shaivism, Śiva is light (prakāśa); he is consciousness, which is awareness of his consciousness. He … Continue reading

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Transcendence – Immanence 

There are two ways in which the world can end, either by its own transience or by our transcending it as well as abiding in it. Transience (saṃsāra):  The Purāṇas etc. see the universe as involved in an immense cycle – … Continue reading

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1958-2003, “A Long Journey”

“A Long Journey”,  It has been a long journey. When I first entered religious life all seemed clear and set. Only one week earlier, however, John XXIIII announced his decision to call the Second Vatican Council. The years that followed … Continue reading

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Sabbatical, 1987, California, Italy, Egypt, India,

Most Rev. T.F. Little, Archbishop of Melbourne, Diocesan Centre, EAST MELBOURNE Longwood, 31 December, 1987 Your Grace, My year of study leave has now drawn to a close. It is appropriate that you should receive a brief report on the events and on the … Continue reading

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Launch of ‘Enlightenment and Tantra, Hindus and Christians in Dialogue’, 6 May 2019, at the Gregorian University, Rome

On 6 May 2019 at the Gregorian University, Rome, I launchd the book Enlightenment and Tantra, Hindus and Christians in Dialogue.             (Bryan Lobo SJ ed.) Documenta Missionalia 39.                   … Continue reading

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LES INGREDIENTS IMPURS DU RITUEL KULA, Versets sur les ingrédients cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrāloka, ch. 29 d’Abhinavagupta

LES INGREDIENTS IMPURS DU RITUEL KULA Versets sur les ingrédients cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrālokach. 29 d’Abhinavagupta  Ayant établi que l’impureté n’existe pas, Jayaratha cite un verset qui prépare le lecteur à la question des mets prohibés. Cit.10b.1         … Continue reading

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LE VIN, Versets sur le vin cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrāloka, ch. 29 d’Abhinavagupta

LE VIN Versets sur le vin cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrāloka, ch. 29 d’Abhinavagupta                         L’essence du vin Cit.13b.1         « L’alcool est la suprême Śakti ; … Continue reading

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