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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The mind of the aspirant is so intensely identified with the deity of the mantra that
it becomes that mantra itself . Citta in this context means the condensed aspect of
Self as consciousness . In the first sūtra of the first section Self was described ...
When the aspirant through śuddha vikalpa reflects over a mantra and feels his
identity with Śiva , the Mātrkā which is the mantra - śakti inherent in the mantra
transforms the citta or mind of the aspirant ; his suddha vikalpa which was only an
When an aspirant is united with it , i . e . , when he is constantly aware of his
identity with it , he has an experience of the potency of the great mantra . Having
an experience of it means the feeling of the throb of the supreme I -
consciousness as ...
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The Philosophical Background of the SivaSūtras
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