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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XXX “ When an aspirant with one - pointedness of mind , apprehends that Reality
which is not within the range of utterance ( gross or subtle ) , and thus obtains
samāveśa ( absorption in divine consciousness ) , then that samāveśa is known
The tattvas from earth right up to siva should be considered by bhāvanā to be
dissolved in the gross , then in the subtle , and finally in the causal body by the
aspirant . This is known as layabhāvanā . Or one should think that Kālāgni Rudra
Māyā , in this context , means non - discrimination between the real Self and the
pseudo - self constituted by the ka˝cukas like kalā ( limited efficiency ) , Vidyā (
limited knowledge ) , rāga ( egoistic desires ) etc . and subtle and gross body . 4 .
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The Philosophical Background of the SivaSūtras
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