Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 69 [Agni Murti], 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 69 [Agni Mūrti]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 69:

देवि तद्द्वयकलाविमिश्रणात् सामरस्यपदमेति या स्थितिः ।
बिन्दुनादसमवेद्यवेदकाऽन्तर्गता हि तव मूर्तिरत्र सा ॥ ६९ ॥

devi taddvayakalāvimiśraṇāt sāmarasyapadameti yā sthitiḥ |
bindunādasamavedyavedakā'ntargatā hi tava mūrtiratra sā || 69 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Agni Mūrti]

Siddhā explains the form of Devī as being merged into one lustrous form, where the Sun and the Moon, Bindu and Nāda, Word and Sound, the Knower and the Known stand undistinguished; if distinguished she appears as Agni Mūrti, Fire.[1]

Śiva-Śakti-sāmarasya by control of Prāṇa and Apāna in Samādhi state

By the integration of the Kalās of the Prāṇasūrya and Apānasoma, the Knowledge and the Known merge and shine as the oneness of Śiva-Śakti and Bindu-Nāda. The Sādhaka who balances the twin flow of Prāṇa and Apāna, gets a state of consciousness, the form of Śakti[2].

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Divyacakorikā] p 134-[Cidgaganacandrikā] 69.—

kālasaṅkarṣiṇīmahākālyāḥ pramāṇapadātmakatārtīyanetrātmanā pūrvokta vāsareśarajanīśamūrtikalayorviparyāsitapramātṛprameyabhāvena vyāvahārika kālanetrītvamu pāsanā mārge ityaṃmurahasyārthamapi sūcayannagnermahākālīmūrtica karūpatāṃ darśayati.

[2] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p 43-[Cidgaganacandrikā]-69.—

somasūryarūpayoḥ prāṇāpānayoḥ kalānāṃ parasparaṃ vimiśraṇād yā samarasatvameti sā śivaśaktirūpayorbindunādayostadānīṃ samayoryathākramaṃ vedyavedakarūpayorantargatā sthitiḥ | atra samāhitasādhaka vigrahe tava mūrtiḥ svarūpamiti |

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