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 first sūtra is caitanyam ātmā . It is the universal consciousness
characterized by absolute freedom , jñāna ( knowledge ) and kriyā ( activity )
which is the Self . In Sāktopāya , the first sūtra is cittam mantraḥ . It is the
spiritually oriented citta ...
Rudra - Ksetrajña - vargaḥ samudayati yato indicates kriyā ( activity ) and icchā (
will ) , Siva ' s innate nature of creativity . yat tattvam hints at His power of jñāna (
knowledge ) , yasya viśvaṁ sphuritamayam - iyat indicates his ānanda ( bliss ) ...
The four - phased or Catuşkala vindu consists of ( 1 ) icchā ( 2 ) jñāna ( 3 ) kriyā
pertaining to Śakti and ( 4 ) svātantrya , pertaining to Śiva . 7 . The vindus or
points of icchā , jñāna and kriyā now form a straight line . This is known as
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The Philosophical Background of the SivaSūtras
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