Kashmir Shaivism

N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 5 21:11:38 UTC 1998

While retaining its Idealist (spiritual) stance it maintains a joyous
and life affirming position as opposed to Shankara's Advaita Vedanta.
The prototypical experience it advocates is an aesthetic experience and
thereby includes art objects, both sacred and secular,
 as objects of contemplation.

  'aesthetic experience' -
  This gives reason for the creation of DhvanyAloka.
  Centuries earlier, TolkAppiyar started
  the definitions: techniques of suggestion suutras
  of Tol. on uLLuRai and iRaicci.

  N. Ganesan

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