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dc.contributor.advisorUrban, Hugh
dc.creatorWilson, Kathleen
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-11T14:55:51Z
dc.date.available2008-12-11T14:55:51Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/36188
dc.description.abstractThe Hindu Tantric sect the nondual Śaivism of Kashmir, perceives sound as all-pervasive throughout manifested reality, as a symbol of the universe’s cosmic structure, and as a means to a soul’s liberation. Sound, created in the process of speech, and formed through reciting Sanskrit words, is vital in all religious aspects within Kashmir Śaivism- in prayer, ritual and meditation. Even more specifically, the characters that make up the religious texts themselves are derived from sacred representations of deities and also represent different vibrational energies in the body, and therefore when correctly recited, are vehicles to instantaneous liberation. I will then explore sound as the Trika in 1) deities, 2) speech, 3) male and female bodies, 4) within the individual body’s ćakras, and 5) in the written script of Devanagari, or the Sanskrit letters, themselves.en
dc.description.sponsorshipPressey Research Scholarshipen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe Ohio State Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Ohio State University. Department of Comparative Studies Honors Theses; 2008en
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.subjectHinduismen
dc.titleTantric Sound: The Nondual Śaivism of Kashmir’s Manifestation and Liberation In Sanskrit Words, Deities, Tattvas, and Ćakrasen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.embargoNo embargoen
dc.rights.ccAttribution 3.0 Unporteden_US
dc.rights.ccurihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/en_US


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