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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In the order of being , tamas is the principle of darkness , inertness ; in the
psychological order , it is characterized by dullness , delusion and dejection , and
in the ethical order , it is the principle of degradation , debasement . In the order
Ta ( a ) Tattva : Thatness ; principle ; reality ; the very being of a thing ; Tattva -
traya : The three tattvas , viz ; Nara , Sakti and Siva or Atmā , Vidyā and Siva .
Tatpurusa : One of the five aspects of Siva . Tanmātra : Lit . that only ; the primary
Pūrņatva : Perfection . Pūrņāhantā : The perfect I - consciousness ; non -
relational Iconsciousness . Prakāśa : Lit . light ; the principle of Self - revelation ;
consciousness ; the principle by which every thing else is known . Prakṣti or
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The Philosophical Background of the SivaSūtras
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