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Le coeur de l’idéalisme de la Pratyabhijñā : la liberté (svātantrya)

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This chapter comprises how Utpaladeva comes to the conclusion that freedom of consciousness is the cause of phenomenal diversity by eliminating opposing theses, which present this cause either as a multiplicity of imperceptible but inferable external objects or as multiplicity of residual traces of past experience. The kārikā showed that the externality of object is just as a way for consciousness to seize as external to itself. The chapter explores the nature of freedom (svātantrya), presented by the Pratyabhijñā as the sole cause of the tremendous diversity. The externality is therefore an awareness vimarśa of self as being external to oneself, and this decision objectifying consciousness is possible only if the object is still seized as nothing other than the subject: awareness of the object is consciousness. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: freedom of consciousness; kārikā; Pratyabhijñā idéalisme; svātantrya; Utpaladeva; vimarsa



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