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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Mala , it is said , is nothing but ajñāna or ignorance of one ' s real nature . This
ajñāna is the āņava malal which is the cause of saṁsāra or māyiya mala which
again serves as the cause of Kārmamala ” . According to Sarvācāra also“ People
Ignorance or ajñāna is not negative ; it is positive , a kind of positive jñāna , a
shrunken , vitiated knowledge . It is this shrunken , vitiated jñāna which is
responsible for the individuals bondage . But this kind of jñāna or knowledge is ,
Paurușa ajñāna : The innate ignorance of Puruşa regarding his real Self .
Paurușa jñāna : Knowledge of one ' s Śiva nature after the ignorance of one ' s
real Self has been eliminated . Ba ( a ) Bandha ( 1 ) Bondage ; ( 2 ) Limited
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The Philosophical Background of the SivaSūtras
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