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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I . THE TATTVAS OF THE UNIVERSAL EXPERIENCE 1 - 5 As has already been
said Parama Śiva has two aspects , viz . , transcendental ( viśvottirņa ) and
immanent or creative . This creative aspect of Parama Siva is known as Śiva
tattva . 1 .
Siva is the highest ( anuttara ) Spanda ( cosmic creative pulsation ) of Parama
Śiva . This comes into being on account of ānanda ( supernal creative joy ) that
wells up ( ucchalat ) from Parama Śiva or the Absolute . The word ' spanda '
... or Parāśakti or Parāhantā or Anuttara sakti — the Cosmic Creative Stress , the
Spanda or pulsation of Supreme Creative Consciousness known as Siva , This
Creative Power of Śiva in its cosmic aspect is also known as Sakti Kundalini .
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The Philosophical Background of the SivaSūtras
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