Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 131 [Citishakti’s perpetuity in the four mental states], 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 131 [Citiśakti’s perpetuity in the four mental states]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 131:

उद्यमप्रथनचर्वणात्मकं जागरादिपदमम्ब यत्क्रिया ।
यत्तुरीयमपि तद्विलापनं भातनुस्त्वमखिलेऽत्र जृम्भसे ॥ १३१ ॥

udyamaprathanacarvaṇātmakaṃ jāgarādipadamamba yatkriyā |
yatturīyamapi tadvilāpanaṃ bhātanustvamakhile'tra jṛmbhase || 131 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Citiśakti’s perpetuity in the four mental states]

The three activities of Śṛṣṭi, Sthiti and Saṃhāra, which are also depicted by the three mental states Jāgrat, Svapna and Suṣupti and the fourth, Turīya[1], which is the withdrawal from all these three states or of the manifested universe, shine with Citi’s presence.

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p.77-[Cidgaganacandrikā]- 131.—

jāgratsvapnasuṣuptiṣu tisṛṣvavasthāsu nirviśeṣasamādhirūpe cākhilajagatpravilāpane samādhyavasthāviśeṣe turīye'pi cidrūpā śaktirvartata eva |

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