Bruno Lo Turco

Mokṣopāya-Ṭīkā of Bhāskarakaṇṭha

The Fragments of the Nirvāṇaprakaraṇa
Part I
Critical Edition

This volume continues the publication of the fragments of the Mokṣopā­ya with the commentary of the Kashmiri Shaivite philosopher Bhāskarakaṇṭha critically edited by Walter Slaje (Mokṣopāya-Ṭīkā I–IV). It contains the critical edition of the first half of the large extant fragment of the Nir­vā­ṇa­pra­ka­raṇa — the sixth section of the Mokṣopāya, the last and by far the most substantial —  with Bhās­ka­ra­kaṇṭha’s commentary Nirvā­ṇa­ṭīkā. The Mokṣo­pāya, a huge philosophico-soteriological work probably composed by a Kashmiri author in the tenth century of our era, was the original version of what would become the Yoga­vāsiṣṭha, which enjoyed enormous popularity in India, in certain regions second only to the two great epic poems.

Studia Indologica Universitatis Halensis | Volume 1
1st edition 2011
hardcover, 282 pages
ISBN 978-3-86977-028-4
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