Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 155 [Pancabhutas by means of Pancikarana hold Srishti-mandala], 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 155 [Pañcabhūtas by means of Pañcīkaraṇa hold Sṛṣṭi-maṇḍala]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 155:

स्वस्वरूपमयविश्वमूर्तिदृक्सिद्धगाढषरिरब्धविग्रहाः ।
स्पर्शमूर्तिमधिरुह्य पञ्च ते योनयो विधृतसृष्टिमण्डलाः ॥ १५५ ॥

svasvarūpamayaviśvamūrtidṛksiddhagāḍhaṣarirabdhavigrahāḥ |
sparśamūrtimadhiruhya pañca te yonayo vidhṛtasṛṣṭimaṇḍalāḥ || 155 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Pañcabhūtas by means of Pañcīkaraṇa hold Sṛṣṭi-maṇḍala]

Siddhas, who realise the Viśvamaya svarūpa of Śiva, as one’s Self-experience, know the presence of the Sūkṣma bhūtapañcakas [pañcabhūtas?] as causing the formation of the Sthūla Sṛṣṭimaṇḍala[1].

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p 89 -[Cidgaganacandrikā]-155.—

pañcasūkṣamamahābhūtāni pañcayonayaḥ, tāśca pañcīkaraṇaprakriyayā sthūlatāmāpannā brahmāṇḍādibhautikasṛṣṭiṃ vidadhate |

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