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SHIVA SUTRAS [Kindle Edition]

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Śiva sūtra--s are the aphorisms of philosophy of Śiva āgama. Āgama means acquisition of knowledge or traditional doctrine or percept. There are four sources through which knowledge can be acquired. They are pratyakṣa (perception), anumāna (inference), upamāna (comparison) and anupalabdhi (non-apprehension). Advaita philosophy advocates non-dualism, in the sense that the Brahman and soul are not different entities. Soul, in fact is the mirror image of the Brahman Himself. But the Kashmir śaivism, though typically follows the advaita philosophy, has a peculiar system of its own called trika. Trika śāstrā means three fold fundamental systems of Reality. Typically śāstrā means order, command, percept rule, etc. Compendium of rules of life is also known as śāstrā. Trika śāstrā is again divided into three categories, āgama śastrā, spanda śastrā and pratyabhijṇāña śastrā. Śiva sūtrās come under āgama śastrā. Spanda means throbbing or pulsation. It is the pulsation of Śiva causing a spiritual exaltation in the indispensable nature of the divine causing His svātantrya śakti, known as the Supreme Śakti or the Divine Mother, whose gross and subtle attributes are dealt with exhaustively in Lalitā Sahasranāma. The third one pratyabhijṇāña śastrā contains arguments and reasoning of identifying soul with Śiva.

The present edition explains Śiva sūtrā-s in a simple and easily understandable language. As far as possible, complicated Sanskrit terms have been avoided without sacrificing the intended meaning of those words.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 174 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Manblunder publication (27 Nov. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004E3Y0XM
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book and very easy to understand for a beginner in spirtualism! 30 Aug. 2011
By Bhakthi - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the first time that I have made an attempt to study Trika philosophy. For a beginner like me, the book is of immense value. The simple interpretation of many of the complicated words that are exclusive to Trika philosophy will be of great help to many like me. Every word of each aphorism is well explained so that one can easily understand the intended meaning.The language has been very easy to follow. From this book one can go for further study of Trika philosophy.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Inferior 23 May 2011
By Deniji - Published on Amazon.com
I've been reading and studying the Siva Sutras for five years. This book is vastly inferior to the Mark Dyczkowski and Jaideva Singh versions. Along with Swami Lakshmanjoo's commentary, Dyczkowski and Singh will give you a well-rounded, inspiring, authentic, and mystically invigorating relationship with the Siva Sutras.

The language in this version is archaic, the concepts fuzzy, the grammar poor, and the level of intellectual understanding of the text weak. If you are seeking to penetrate the beauty and gift of the Siva Sutras, this is not the book for you.
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