Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 108 [Khecari as Sphurana-Shakti], 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 108 [Khecarī as Sphuraṇa-Śakti]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 108:

पञ्चसु स्फुरति देवि वृत्तिसु त्वन्मयीषु यदि काचन स्वतः ।
शश्वदाशु निखिलास्तदैव ताः सामरस्यमधिरुह्य भान्त्यमूः ॥ १०८ ॥

pañcasu sphurati devi vṛttisu tvanmayīṣu yadi kācana svataḥ |
śaśvadāśu nikhilāstadaiva tāḥ sāmarasyamadhiruhya bhāntyamūḥ || 108 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Khecarī as Sphuraṇa-Śakti]

Khecarī Śakti’s five types of activities emerge in the form of Cakṣurādi Pañca Jñānendriyas. If one of them attain Śakti’s identity to shine on its own, it is only due to Śakti’s all pervasiveness but it cannot attain the ability to grasp the objects related to the other four indriyas. The Cakṣu can not consume the object of Rasana indriya.

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