Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 71 [Turiya-pada], 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 71 [Turīya-pāda]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 71:

इष्टबोधकृतशक्तयस्त्वया संहृतिस्थितिविसृष्टिसद्मसु ।
तुर्यचित्पदमयुः प्रसारिताः सुप्तितः प्रभृति धामसु त्रिषु ॥ ७१ ॥

iṣṭabodhakṛtaśaktayastvayā saṃhṛtisthitivisṛṣṭisadmasu |
turyacitpadamayuḥ prasāritāḥ suptitaḥ prabhṛti dhāmasu triṣu || 71 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Turīya-pāda]

Siddhā views Devī as taking her seat in the fourth state of super knowledge or Turīya pāda, creating the triads such as, Desire, Knowledge and Action, the three states of the world, Destruction, Being and Creation; and the three mental states, Sleeping, Waking and Dreaming.[1]

Abode of Mahāśakti and her manifestation

Mahāśakti creates the other powers viz Icchā, Jñāna and Kriyā as well as in three states Sṛṣṭi, Sthiti and Saṃhāra herself residing in the Turīya pada (the fourth state of awareness) and pervades the Jāgrat, Svapna, Suṣupti states in Nirbījasamādhi of the devout upāsaka.[2]

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Divyacakorikā] p 137-138-[Cidgaganacandrikā] 71.—

kālasaṅkarṣiṇīcidagnimūrticakragurukraṃmavivicya tadīyakāmakalā vibhūtivarṇanena tasyā eva kāmekalākālyabhedamapi dyotayan, tadīya netratrayātmaka manḍalatrayasya tejo'bannātmakabhūtatrayābhedena saṃhārasthiti sṛṣṭimayṛkatyatnaye vakṣayamāṇavarṇakrame vidyā'vidyāmayasuṣuptisvapna jāgradavasthātnayeca saṃvitkramaprasāraṃ varṇayati.

[2] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p 44-[Cidgaganacandrikā]-71—

upāsakasya iṣṭamahāśaktibodhena saṃhṛtisthitivisṛṣṭiviṣayāḥ śaktayo mahāśaktikṛtāḥ saṃbhavanti, tāśca yathākramaṃ suṣuptyādidhāmatrayādutthāya turyacitpade mahāśaktirūpe upāsakalaye sati līnā bhavanti |

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