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TRIKAMUKHYAMATANI: Main Tenets of Trika Shaivism by Gabriel Pradīpaka- Hardcover Edition


TRIKAMUKHYAMATANI: Main Tenets of Trika Shaivism by Gabriel Pradīpaka- Hardcover Edition

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Book is a hardcover edition published in 2010 by Balaz Zubak. 352pp. Book is in new unread condition.

About this book:

Trikamukhyamatāni or Main Tenets of Trika Shaivism is a short, but very important book on the philosophy of Kashmir in Northern India. The word ‘philosophy’ is just a Greek-based English translation or rather a western interpretation of the Sanskrit term ‘darśana’. Darśana (‘seeing’, ‘observing’) comes from the root ‘dṛś’ which means ‘to see’. Accepting this fact is a key point when it comes to philosophies of India. Understanding a philosophy means ‘seeing’, ‘observing’ from the viewpoint of the philosophical system and according to this, one has to gradually change the base of one’s own perspective to get the benefits of any study.

Guru Gabriel Pradīpaka has made a great effort to present the necessary teachings to support the act of changing the viewpoint of those who are beginners in Trika Shaivism, but who, at the same time, are serious spiritual aspirants, zealous about diving into the ancient treasure called Trika.

Trika Shaivism teaches how to see with the Eye of the Lord. For this very reason, the study of the main tenets contained in this book is simply crucial and I recommend it for those who know that a building needs a strong foundation. Trikamukhyamatāni is not a mere summary of Trika Shaivism, but a foundational treatise that helps recognize the Divine perspective which originally lies in each and every human being.

About the Author

Gabriel Pradīpaka, the founder and leader of the spiritual movement “Parabhairavayoga” and its organization called “Parabhairavayoga Foundation”, is a Guru with many followers around the world. His spiritual name, Pradīpaka, means “the one who sheds light”, the one who sheds light on the secret meaning of sacred scriptures.

Gabriel Pradīpaka belongs to the lineage of Bhagavān Nityānanda whom he views as his Grandguru. He considers Svāmī Muktānanda Paramahaṁsa to be his main Guru. And he sees Svāmī Lakṣmaṇa Joo as his Non-dualistic Kashmir Shaivism Guru. Inspired by the task of Svāmi Muktānanda Paramahaṁsa who brought Non-dualistic Kashmir Shaivism to the West, Gurujī has taken on the mission of introducing people all over the world to the treasure of this amazing Teaching.

Gurujī was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1963. He studied and worked in the famous Siddha Yoga community led by one disciple of the great Svāmī Muktānanda until 1989. Then, during 1989-1991 and 1995-1997 he studied, taught and worked under the guidance of one teacher. In 1997 Gurujī embarked on his own path as teacher of Non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir (Trika) and began to help spiritually-oriented people in the process known as “Self-realization” or “Final Liberation”. He became Guru in 2010 after attaining Liberation.

Being a fully Self-realized yogī, Gabriel Pradīpaka is capable of awakening the spiritual potential of seekers through Śaktipāta, Divine Grace bestowal, which help them transcend their limitations.

Proficient in Sanskrit, Gurujī translates primordial texts of ancient Non-dualistic Kashmir Shaivism Masters, teaches Trika and Sanskrit. Among his translations are: Śivasūtra-s, Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra, Vasugupta’s Spandakārikā-s and Kṣemarāja’s Spandanirṇaya, Pratyabhijñāhṛdayam and Śivasūtravimarśinī, etc. He is right now also in the process of translating the full Tantrāloka. His teachings and translations are available on his website (published in 6 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Russian and Hindi) at

Gurujī wrote his own scriptures in full agreement with the teachings of Trika: Svātantryasūtram, Parabhairavayogasaṁsthpanapracodanam along with its short commentary, and many others.

Visit, the official Parabhairavayoga Foundation website, home of Parabhairavayoga based on the teachings of Gurujī.

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