Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 136 [In Cidgagana, Shakti merges in Prakasha form of Cit (Shiva)], 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 136 [In Cidgagana, Śakti merges in Prakāśa form of Cit (Śiva)]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 136:

शून्यमम्ब गगनं हि या महत् स्पन्दबीजमनिकेतमीयुषी ।
लीयसे झटिति चित्तया त्वया शम्भुरश्मिवपुषाऽत्र भूयते ॥ १३६ ॥

śūnyamamba gaganaṃ hi yā mahat spandabījamaniketamīyuṣī |
līyase jhaṭiti cittayā tvayā śambhuraśmivapuṣā'tra bhūyate || 136 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[In Cidgagana, Śakti merges in Prakāśa form of Cit (Śiva)]

Mahatrūpa Śakti, without the urge to illuminate the objects of knowledge, is the Cidākāśa, which is void (Śūnya). When Śākta siddha reaches this level, immediately the kinetic waves of the creative forces of Citiśakti in this Nirvikalpaka state, become the brilliance of Śambhu[1] viz., the Prakāśa of Cidrūpa. Śambhu and Śakti unite to form a single luminance.

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p 80-[Cidgaganacandrikā]-136.—

viṣayāvabhāsarahitaṃ prathamaspandasyecchāśaktirūpasya bījaṃ svādhiṣṭhānarahitaṃ gaganaṃ upagatā satī jhaṭiti līyase| asyāṃ daśāyāṃ nirvikalpacittavṛttirūpayā cidrūpaśivātmaka prakāśaśarīrayā bhūyate |

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