Śiva Sūtras: The Yoga of Supreme Identity : Text of the Sūtras and the Commentary Vimarśinī of Kṣemarāja Translated Into English with Introduction, Notes, Running Exposition, Glossary and Index
Siva Sutras are considered to be a revealed book of the Yoga: supreme identity of the individual self with the Divine. Dr. Jaideva Singh has studied the book with the help of his guru Swami Laksmana Joo, the sole surviving exponent of this system in Kashmir and has provided an English Translation of the Sutras together with the commentary of Ksemaraja. Each Sutra is given in Devanagari as well as in Roman Script. Then the meaning of every word of the Sutra is given in English, followed by a translation of the whole Sutra. This is followed by the Vimarsini Commentary in Sanskrit and its English translation, copious notes on important and technical words and a running exposition of the main ideas of the Sutra. A long introduction, together with an abstract of each Sutra, throws a flood of light on the entire system of Saiva Yoga. A Glossary of technical terms and index are appended for the convenience of the reader.
Dedicated, Blessing, Preface, Introduction, Siva Sutras-Text and commentary, Section I-III Sambhavopaya, Conclusion, Glossary of Technical Terms, Subject Index, Index to important Sanskrit Words, Alphabetical Index to the sutras.
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By these means , the citta ( mind ) of the aspirant acquires samāveśa or
absorption into the divine consciousness . The exposition of the 4th sūtra should
be read for details . 2 . Uccāra : Uccāra is connected with prāṇa which means life
११ ॥ TRANSLATION This point has been explained in detail in Svacchanda
Šāstral etc . ? in the following and other verses : “ The Yogi : functioning freely by
means of svacchanda yoga is united with the status of Svacchanda4 and
Then one acquires the status of siva ( i . e . is identified with Śiva ) , and the
limited empirical self is liberated from the ocean of transmigratory form of
existence . ” ( IV , 437 ) In Vij˝ānabhairava also it has been said , “ O dear one ,
when the ...
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The Philosophical Background of the SivaSūtras
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