Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 86 [Pancavahamaya-Manas Attains Nirniketapada], 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 86 [Pañcavāhamaya-Manas Attains Nirniketapada]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 86:

भोग्यभोक्तृरुचिघस्मरं मनः पञ्चवाहमयमुच्यते तमः ।
निर्निकेतपदमेति यत्र ते कोऽप्यसौ सततमध्वरोत्सवः ॥ ८६ ॥

bhogyabhoktṛrucighasmaraṃ manaḥ pañcavāhamayamucyate tamaḥ |
nirniketapadameti yatra te ko'pyasau satatamadhvarotsavaḥ || 86 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Pañcavāhamaya-Manas Attains Nirniketapada]

In the state of Nirvikalpakasamādhi, the activities related to the Enjoyer and the Enjoyed cease to exist, and Manas[1] is one with the pañcaprāṇās. Thus the nirniketa—“śivaśaktisāmarsyarūpampadam” is attained owing to the absence of enjoyment of objects of senses called Ajñāna. As long as one is in this state, till then there is no existence of the Festivity of creation.

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p 53-[Cidgaganacandrikā]-86.—

athedānīṃ nirniketapadāvabhāsaṃka nirvikalpasamādhiṃ prāṇāyāma sādhyatvādadhvarotsavatvane nirdidikṣan tadadhvarārādhyāṃ śivasāmara syāpannaśaktirūpāmambāṃ stauti - nirvikalpakaḥ samādhiryāvatkālaṃ tiṣṭhati tāvatkālaṃ satataṃ te ko'pyapūvarḥ, adhvarotsavo yajñarūpaḥ utsavaḥ |

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