Author: Jaideva SinghPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2000/2006Language: EnglishPages: 278ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120804074
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.The subject matter is arranged as under: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.MEDIA COMMENT:The Siva Sutras are perhaps the most authoritative text of Kashmir Saivism and certainly it is an outstanding treatise on a definite system of philosophy. - The HinduSiva Sutra Vimarsini is an important treatise of Saivism. The Sutras reveal the Yoga of supreme identity of the individual self wit the Divine. The translator has done singular service by making the treatise accessible to those who are interested in the subject. - Assam Tribune
DedicatedBlessingPrefaceINTRODUCTIONThe Main Sources of the Non-dualistic Saiva System of Philosophy and Yoga.The Philosophical Background of the Siva-Sutras Ultimate RealityManifestationBondageLiberationUpayas for Liberation(i) Sambhavopaya(ii) Saktopaya(iii) Section-AnavopayaSIVA-SUTRAS-TEXT AND COMMENTARYKsemaraja's Introduction to the SutrasSECTION I - SAMBHAVOPAYATogether with the Vimarsini Commentary (Sutra 1 - 22)SECTION II - SAKTOPAYATogether with the Vimarsini Commentary (Sutra 1 - 10)SECTION III - ANAVOPAYATogether with the Vimarsini Commentary (Sutra 1 - 45)Conclusion.Glossary of Technical Terms.Subject Index.Index to important Sanskrit Words.Alphabetical Index to the Sutras.