Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 52 [World reflects in the mirror of Buddhi], English comparative study extracted from the two available commentaries—the Divyacakorika and the Kramaprakashika. The Cidgagana-candrika is an important Tantric work belonging to the Krama system of Kashmir Shaivism. Written by Kalidasa (Shrivatsa) in 312 Sanskrit verses, it deals with the knowledge regarding both the Macrocosmic and Microcosmic phenomena

Verse 52 [World reflects in the mirror of Buddhi]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 52:

सार्वकालिकमिदं जगत् त्वया भास्यते विधृतशब्दरूपया ।
आन्तरं जननि बुद्धिदर्पणे बाह्यमद्यतनमक्षरूपया ॥ ५२ ॥

sārvakālikamidaṃ jagat tvayā bhāsyate vidhṛtaśabdarūpayā |
āntaraṃ janani buddhidarpaṇe bāhyamadyatanamakṣarūpayā || 52 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[World reflects in the mirror of Buddhi]

This world is eternal and shines in all states. She, with the varied forms of word shines as world reflected in the mirror of knowledge or Buddhi. The temporary external world that is enjoyed, shines through her form that shapes through the senses.[1]

Śakti’s internal form in Buddhi as vāsanā; external as Sense organs

Eternally the manifestation remains in the form of vāsanās[2] (reminiscences of the past) in the mirror of Buddhi as Parāvāc.[3] This is the internal projection of Jagat in the unmanifest form.The Outer manifestation shines through the sense organs and the Śabdārthas.

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Divyacakorikā] p 96-[Cidgaganacandrikā] 52.—

nādanavakātmakavāgarthajagatprakāśanena tadeva jaganmātṛtvaṃ draḍhayati.

[2] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p33-[Cidgaganacandrikā]-52.—

vāsanārūpeṇa buddhidarpaṇe sthitamidamāntaraṃ jagad vidhṛtavaikharīśabdarūpayā tvayā paramārthataḥparāvāgrūpayā bhāsyate | bāhyam tu akṣararūpāya indriyarūpāyatvayā bhāsyate ||

[3] Cf. Saptasati Adhyaya-5 [Kramaprakāśikā] p 33-[Cidgaganacandrikā]-52.—

yā devī sarva bhūteṣu buddhi rūpeṇa saṃsthitā |

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