Selected Articles

83. Stuti: Praise in a Non-dualist Context, in: Spirituality through Interreligious Experience. Festschrift in Honour of Dr. Sebastian Painadath SJ, editor Xavier Tharamel SJ, ISPCK, Delhi 2019, pp. 134-145

82. The Living Temple: Aesthetics in Śilpa Śāstra, in: Meaning and Beauty, Shastric Foundation of Indian Aesthetics, edited by Kamalesh Datta Tripathi, Pranati Ghosal, IGNCA, New Delhi & Aryan Books International, New Delhi 2019, pp. 181-215

81. Form, Space and Consciousness, in Eloquent Spaces: Meaning and Community in Early Indian Architecture, ed. by Shonaleeka Kaul, Routledge, London 2019

80. Deification in the Nondual Shaiva Agamas of Kashmir and in the Fathers of the Church, in Enlightenment and Tantra: Hindus and Christians in Dialogue, ed. by Bryan Lobo, Gregorian and Biblical Press, Rome 2018, pp. 59-76

79. Die flüssige Natur der ästhetischen Erfahrung, in Polylog 35 Sommer 2016, pp. 89-96

78. Intensity of Emotions: A Way to Liberation in The Advaita Shaiva Agamas and Their Exegetes, in: Emotions in Indian Thought Systems, ed. by Purushottama Bilimoria and Aleksandra Wenta, Routledge, London 2015, pp. 102-113

77. Foreword to Sung Min Kim, Voice of the Void: Aesthetics of the Buddhist Mandala on the basis of the Doctrine of Vak in Trika Shaivism, D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, 2015

76. 'Falling in Love with a Civilization': A Tribute to Daya Krishna, the Thinker, in: Philosophy as Samvad and Swaraj, ed. by Shail Mayaram, Sage Publications, 2014, pp. 34-40 

75. Konarka: Chariot of the Sun God, in: Outlines of Indian Arts, ed. by R.N. Misra, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and Aryan Books Internations, New Delhi, 2014, pp. 139 - 150

74. Sarvam Sarvatmakam: Abhinavagupta's interpretation of the Maxim, in: Sanskrit and Development of World Thought, ed. by Vempaty Kutumba Sastry, New Delhi, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and D.K. Printworld, 2014, pp. 167 - 176

73. Gottesliebe und Nichtdualität in der Mystik von Utpaladeva, in: Mystik im Aufwind. Begegnung zwischen jüdischer und christlicher Mystik, hrg. von Johannes Schleicher, Tanja Hoeg, Vier-Türme-Verlag, 2014, pp. 105–114

72. Summer to Autumn: An Interreligious Pilgrimage, in: Dilatato Corde, Vol I, Nos 1 & 2, 2011

71. "Que l'esprit vous perde dans le fond!" The letters that Swami Abhishiktananda wrote to his friend and disciple during the last ten years of his life., in: Dilatato Corde, Vol I, Nos 1 & 2, 2011

70. Dal purusha alla shakti: l'esperienza di Abhishiktananda alla luce delle Upanishad e dello shivaismo del Kashmir, in: Nella caverna del cuore. L'itinerario mistico de henri Le Saux in India, ed. P. Trianni & M. Vannini, Rivista di Ascetica e Mistica, Anno XXXVIII (82° di Vita Cr.), N. 2

69. Marc, My Brother, the Unborn. Memories of Marc Chaduc - Swami Ajatananda, in: Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection, Vol 78, No 5, May 2014, 326-338

68. "Creative Contemplation" (bhavana) in the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, in: Hindu, Buddhist and Daoist Meditation, Ed. Halvor Eifring, Oslo 2014

67. Sharika Devi: An Introduction, in: Saktyullasa: Sharika Devi, A Yogini of Kashmir, ed. by Neerja Mattoo, D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, 2013, pp. 1-11

66. In the press: Visamapi amrtayate: Paramadvaita in the Mystical Hymns of the Sivastotravali, to appear in: Utpaladeva, Philosopher of Recognition, ed. by Raffaele Torella and Bettina Bäumer, Shimla, IIAS, 2013.

65. In the press: The Living Temple: Aesthetics in Silpa Sastra, in: Meaning and Beauty: Shastric Foundations of Indian Aesthetics, ed. by K.D. Tripathi, New Delhi, IGNCA, 2012.

64. “Falling in Love with a Civilization’’. A Tribute to Daya Krishna, the Thinker, in: Philosophy as Samvada and Svaraj. Dialogical Meditations on Daya Krishna and Ramchandra Gandhi, ed. by Shail Mayaram, Shimla, IIAS and Sage, 2012.

63. Interreligious Dialogue, in: Windows on Dialogue, ed. by A. Bongiovanni, L. Fernando, G. Sabetta, V. Edwin, Delhi, ISPCK, 2012, pp. 59-65.

62. Mantra und die Energie des Wortes bei Abhinavagupta, in: Text und Mystik, ed. by Karl Baier, Wien, 2012.

61. From Regional Identity to Universal Consciousness: The Case of Abhinavagupta, in: Approaches to Kashmir Studies, ed. by G.M. Khawaja, Gulshan Majeed, Srinagar, Gulshan Books. 2011, pp. 106-114.

60. The Space of Breath in the Kashmiri Saivagamas A Special Feature in the Pan-Asian Culture of Breath, in: Religion and Culture, Festschrift in Honour of Francis X. D'Sa, SJ, Pune, Institute for the Study of Religion, 2011, pp. 278-289.

59. Dharmatita: Tradition und ihre Transzendierung bei Abhishiktananda, in: Festschrift Johann Figl…

58. From Purusa to Sakti: Abhishiktananda's Experience in the Light of the Upanishads and Kashmir Saivism, in: Witness to the Fullness of Light (see Books), pp. 31-46.

57. Text and Temple in Orissa: The Rajarani Temple of Bhubaneswar, in: Heritage Conservation and Research in India. 60 Years of Indo-Austrian Collaboration, ed. by Gabriela Krist, Tatjana Bayerova, Wien, Böhlau Verlag, 2010, pp. 41-46.

56. Vielfalt und Nicht-Dualität. Zugänge zum Hinduismus, in: Weltreligionen. Verstehen, Verständigung, Verantwortung. hrg. von Karl Kardinal Lehmann, Frankfurt, Verlag der Weltreligionen, 2009, pp. 157-176.

55. Light and Reflection: The Metaphysical Background of Aesthetics in Kashmir Saivism, in: Aesthetic Theories and Forms in Indian Tradition, ed. by Kapila Vatsyayan and D.P. Chattopadhyaya, Centre for Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi, 2008, pp. 127-147.

54. Swami Abhishiktananda: Mystic of the Inner Dialogue, in: Fullness of Life. ed. by Kala Acharya, Milena Carrara Pavan, William Parker, Mumbai, Somaiya Publications. 2008, pp. 173-189.

53, The Lord of the Heart: Abhinavagupta’s Aesthetics and Kashmir Saivism, in: Religion and the Arts, A Journal from Boston College, Vol. 12-1-3 (2008), Special Issue: The Interreligious Imagination, ed. By Richard Kearney, Brill, Leiden, pp. 214-229.
The same has also been published in: Traversing the Heart. Journeys of the Inter-religious Imagination, ed. by Rochard Kearney and Eileen Rizo-Patron, Leiden, Brill, 2010, pp. 219-233.

52. The Three Grammatical Persons and Trika, in: Linguistic Traditions of Kashmir, Edited by Mrinal Kaul & Ashok Aklujkar, New Delhi, (D.K. Printworld) 2008, pp. 206-222.

51. Tantric Elements in Bhima Bhoi, in: Popular Religion and Ascetic Practices. New Studies on Mahima Dharma, ed. by Ishita Banerjee-Dube, Johannes Beltz, Delhi (Manohar) 2008, pp. 159-172.

50. Interreligiosität und Spiritualität. Eine Perspektive "von innen", in: Johann Figl (ed.), Religionswissenschaft – Interdisziplinarität und Interreligiosität, Wien (LIT) 2007, pp. 87-95.

48. Can the Hindu Experience of God Enrich the European Concept of God? in: Hintersteiner, Norbert (ed.), Naming and Thinking God in Europe Today, Amsterdam/New York 2007, (Currents of Encounter – Studies on the Contact between Christianity and Other Religions, Beliefs and Cultures 32), pp. 429-437.

47. His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dialogue with Christian Monastics: A Model for Mutual Enrichment, in: MID Bulletin, also on the website:

46. Introduction to: Vijnana Bhairava, The Practice of Centring Awareness, Commentary by Swami Lakshman Joo, Varanasi (Indica Books) 2002, 2nd ed. 2007, pp. 13-25

45. Surya in a Saiva Perspective: The Sambapancasika, A Mystical Hymn of Kashmir and its Commentary by Ksemaraja: in Sahrdaya, Studies in Indian and South East Asian Art in Honour of Dr. R. Nagaswamy Ed. by B. Bäumer, R.N. Misra, C. Prapandvidya, D. Handa, Chennai (Tamil Arts Academy), 2006, pp.1-28

44. The three grammatical persons and Trika, in: Indian Linguistics, Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak Felicitation Volume, Vol. 67, Nos 1-4, 2006, pp. 19-27.

43. Praxis der Nicht-Dualität. Die Spiritualität des Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, in: Karl Baier (ed.), Handbuch Spiritualität: Zugänge, Traditionen, interreligiöse Prozesse, Darmstadt (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft) 2006, pp. 267-276.

42. Sakti, die Dynamik des Absoluten. Aspekte der göttlichen Energie im Sivaismus von Kashmir, in: Das Geschlecht der Religion, ed. by Florian Uhl, Artur R. Boelderl, Berlin (Parerga), 2005, pp. 113-123.

41. Meditation on Death, in: Voice of Death, Traditional Thought and Modern Science. ed. By B.N. Saraswati, New Delhi (D.K. Printworld), Varanasi (N.K. Bose Mem. Foundation), 2005, pp. 25-35.

40. Beauty as anandasakti in Kashmir Saivism, in: Saundarya. The Perception and Practice of Beauty in India, ed. by H.V. Dehejia and M. Paranjape. New Delhi (Samvad India Foundation) 2003.

39. From Stone to God, in: R. Nagaswamy, Foundations of Indian Art, Chennai (Tamil Arts Academy) 2002, pp. 28-38.

38. Tantrik Pandits in Varanasi: A Brief Survey, in: A. Michaels (Ed.), The Pandit. Traditional Scholarship in India, New Delhi (Manohar) 2001, pp. 99-103.

37. Micro-macrocosmic relationships in the Chandogya Upanisad, in: Jnana Pravaha Bulletin No. 4, 2000-2001, Varanasi, pp. 69-78.

36. Abhishiktananda and the Challenge of Hindu-Christian Experience, in: MID Bulletin "Christ of the 21st Century" Papers, No. 64, May 2000, pp. 34-41.

35. Yoga and Art: An Indian Approach, in: B.N. Goswamy (ed.), Indian Art: Forms, Concerns and Development in Historical Perspective, New Delhi (Munshiram Manoharlal), 2000, pp. 77-90.

34. Vayu: The Life-Breath of the World in the Hindu Tradition, in: M. Burger, P. Schreiner (eds.). The Perception of the Elements in the Hindu Tradition. Bern etc. (Peter Lang), 1999, pp. 145-158.

33. Trinität in Indien, in: Una Sancta 2/98, pp. 156-163.

32. A Few Methodological Remarks, in: K.S. Behera (ed.). The Utkala Pradipa, Vol. II, No. 1, P.G. D epartment of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 1998.

31. Disharmony - The Root of Evil in Kashmir Saivism, in: A. Amaladass (Ed.). The Problem of Evil. Chennai (Satya Nilayam Publ.), 1997, pp. 110-125.

30. Reinkarnation und Karma in der religiösen Vorstellung des Hinduismus, in: Religionen unterwegs, Wien, Mai 1996.

29. Universal Harmony: Samata in Kashmir Saivism, in: Universal Responsibility, HH The Dalai Lama Felicitation Volume, ed. by R.C. Tewari, Krishna Nath, New Delhi, 1995, pp. 111-119.

28. Aesthetics of mysticism or mysticism of aesthetics? The approach of Kashmir Saivism, in: Mysticism in Saivism and Christianity (see books).

27. Panikkar´s Hermeneutic of Myth, in: J. Prabhu (Ed.): The Intercultural Challenge of Raimon Panikkar. New York (Orbis Books), 1996.

26. Sun, Consciousness and Time: The Way of Time and the Timeless in Kashmir Saivism, in K. Vatsyayan (ed.), Concepts of Time - Ancient and Modern. New Delhi (IGNCA and Sterling), 1996, pp. 73-78.

25. The Relevance of Silpa/Vastusastra, in : Gandhian Perspectives, Vol. VII, No.1,Spring 1994, pp. 23-28.

24. Lines of Fire, Lines of Water: The Elements in Silpa-Sastra, in: Prakrti: The Agamic Tradition and the Arts (see books).

23. The Rajarani Temple Re-identified, in: India International Centre Quarterly, Spring 1994 ( Utkaldhvani), pp.124-132.

22. Mudra: Its Metaphysical Basis in Kashmir Saivism, in: Art, The Integral Vision, Kapila Vatsyayan Felicitation Volume, ed. by B.N. Saraswati, S.C. Malik, Madhu Khanna, New Delhi ( D.K. Printworld) 1994, pp. 111-121.

21. Vac as Samvada: Dialogue in the Context of Advaita Saivagamas, Festschrift G. Oberhammer, Vienna, 1994.

20. The Play of the Three Worlds: The Trika Concept of lila, in: William Sax (ed.): The Gods at Play. The Concept of lila in South Asia. New York (OUP) 1994

19. Himmel - Erde - Meer: Die Spiritualität eines Malers, in: Eduard Bäumer, Monographie, Salzburg (Verlag Galerie Welz),1992, pp. 403- 423

18. From Guha to Akasa: The Mystical Cave in the Vedic and Saiva Traditions, in: K. Vatsyayan (Ed.), Concepts of Space, Ancient and Modern, New Delhi ( Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Abhinav) 1991, pp. 105-122

17. The Guru in the Hindu Tradition, in: Studies in Formative Spirituality, Vol. XI, Number 3, November 1990, pp. 341-353

16. L'image divine: Sa raison d'etre et son effet selon la Vastusutra Upanisad, in: L'image divine, culte et méditation dans l'hindouisme, ed. by A. Padoux, Paris (C.N.R.S.) 1990.

15. A Journey with the Unknown, in: Tosh Arai and Wesley Ariarajah (ed.): Spirituality in Interfaith Dialogue, WCC Publications, Geneva 1989, pp.36-41

14. Unmanifest and Manifest Form according to the Saivagamas, in: A.L. Dallapiccola (Ed.), Shastric Traditions in Indian Arts, Stuttgart (South Asia Institute, Heidelberg), 1989, pp. 339-349.

13. Einblicke in die indische Kunst: Das wissenschaftliche Werk von Alice Boner, in: Alice Boner und die Kunst Indiens, ed. by E. Fischer, G. Boner, Zürich 1982, pp. 71-91. In English: Insights into Indian Art. Alice Boner's Scholarly Work. In: Alice Boner - Artist and Scholar, Varanasi (Bharat Kala Bhavan) 1989.

12. Can Diverse Religious Life-Worlds be shared?, in: T.S. Rukmani (ed.), Religious Consciousness and Life-Worlds, Simla, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 1988, pp. 129-138.

11. Duhkha und Ananda: Zwei Grundansätze hinduistischer Lebenshaltung, in: Von der Erkenntnis des Leides, Wien (Picus) 1988, pp. 83-90.

10 Purusa and the Origin of Form, in: Rupa Pratirupa (see books).

9. Vena - A Mystical Hymn of the Atharvaveda, in: Navonmesa, MM Gopinath Kaviraj Commemoration Volume (English), Mata Anandamayee Ashram, Varanasi,1987,

8. Panjara et yantra: Le diagramme de l'image sacrée, in : Mantras et diagrammes rituels dans l'hindouisme, ed. by A. Padoux, Paris (C.N.R.S.) 1986.

7. The Divine Artist, in: The Indian Theosophist, Thakur Jaideva Singh Felicitation Number, Oct.-Nov. 1985, Vol. 82, Nos. 10-11, pp. 79-86.

6. Henri Le Saux: Abhishiktananda, in: Große Mystiker, Leben und Wirken, ed. by G. Ruhbach and J. Sudbrack, München (C.H. Beck) 1984.

5. Silpa-Sastra-Texte in Orissa, in: Orissa. Kunst und Kultur in Nordost-Indien, ed. by E. Fischer, S. Mahapatra, D. Pathy, Zürich 1980.

3. Die Unvermitteltheit der höchsten Erfahrung bei Abhinavagupta, in: G. Oberhammer (ed.), Transzendenzerfahrung, Vollzugshorizont des Heils, Wien (Sammlung De Nobili) 1978, pp.61-79.

2. Die Bedeutung der Tradition im Hinduismus, in: Kairos XX, 1978, pp.218-233.

1. Empirical Apperception of Time: Kala and Karman, Time and History in the Indian Tradition (with R. Panikkar), in: Cultures and Time, UNESCO, Paris 1975, pp.78-88 (also in French).