User:Visarga/History of Kashmir Shaivism

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  • pre-aryan and pre-vedic in its origin[1]
  • the Trayambaka school of monistic Śaiva philosophy is the most valuable contribution of Kashmir to the Indian culture[2]
  • neither rigidly idealistic like Advaita Vedānta and Buddhism, nor so realistic as Sāṃkhya; the universe is a reality, but not an absolute reality because it is a creation[3]
  • necessary qualities for the practice of Kaula[4]
  • scriptural works: āgamas and logic


  1. ^ Pandit 1989, p. 1
  2. ^ Pandit 1989, p. 2
  3. ^ Pandit 1989, p. 4
  4. ^ Pandit 1989, p. 6


  • Pandit, B.N. (1989). History of Kashmir Saivism. Delhi: Utpal Publications. ISBN 8185217017.