Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 138 [Vimarsha reflects Prakasha of Cit as Upadanakarana], 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 138 [Vimarśa reflects Prakāśa of Cit as Upādānakāraṇa]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 138:

स्त्यायमानशिवचिद्रसात्मकं भाववृन्दमधिरुह्य भामयी ।
खानिलाग्निजलभूमिभासिनी शम्भुतः प्रभृति जृम्भसे शिवे ॥ १३८ ॥

styāyamānaśivacidrasātmakaṃ bhāvavṛndamadhiruhya bhāmayī |
khānilāgnijalabhūmibhāsinī śambhutaḥ prabhṛti jṛmbhase śive || 138 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Vimarśa reflects Prakāśa of Cit as Upādānakāraṇa]

Vimarśa Śakti shines in the form of Buddhi in the Sthiti state of Jagat. When united with Śiva,she reflects and spreads[1] his lustre as the very soul of everything in the entire manifestation. Bhāvavṛnda consisting of Ākāsa, Vāyu, Agni, Jala and Bhūmi is born out of the union of Śiva and Śakti (Cidānanda). Śakti acquires the lustre of Śāmbhu [Śambhu?] due to his proximity. She in turn reflects his Cidrūpa in and through the entire creation.

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p 80-[Cidgaganacandrikā]-138.—

jagataḥ sthitakāle vimarśātmakabuddhirūpāyāḥ śakteryā tattadbhāvākārā cidātmakaśivasambandhād bhāmayī vṛttiḥ, saiva cidrūpaṃ śivaṃ purṛskatya cidupādānakatvena cidātmaṃka viśvamavabhāsayati.

Cf. saptaśatīḥ adhyāya-5.—

+ yā devī sarvabhūteṣu buddhirūpaṇe saṃsthitāḥ |
namastsyai namastsyai namastsyai namonamaḥ ||

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