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Ivanov V. The Exegesis of Kṣemarāja on the Vijnānabhairava-tantra: Observations on the Śiva-Devī Tantric Dialogue // Written Monuments of the Orient. 1(1), 2015. P. 48–56.


The paper presents some observations on the nature of the Devī-Śiva dialogue in the famous Vijnānabhairava-tantra based on the interpretation of it given by Kṣemarāja in the extant portion of his Uddyota commentary on the text, especially in the initial passages of that commentary. Kṣemarāja interprets the traditional tantric dialogical form as a mystery of Parā, the Supreme Speech-Goddess, in which She generates the process of ‘bringing down’ the sacred text—the tantra—thus embodying the highest truth about the Supreme. The paper contains translations of some important places in Kùemarāja’s commentary that have not been thoroughly studied yet.

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Kashmir Shaivism
Kṣemarāja
Parādvaita
tantric dialogue
Vijnānabhairava-tantra

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