Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 166 [Sthitikrama Vishesha], 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 166 [Sthitikrama Viśeṣa]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 166:

व्यक्तिमत्तदितरक्रमप्रथागुप्तिकृत् क्षतबहिर्जगत्क्रमः ।
निर्गताधममहार्थजृम्भितः संभृतौ जननि तेऽन्वयक्रमः ॥ १६६ ॥

vyaktimattaditarakramaprathāguptikṛt kṣatabahirjagatkramaḥ |
nirgatādhamamahārthajṛmbhitaḥ saṃbhṛtau janani te'nvayakramaḥ || 166 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Sthitikrama Viśeṣa]

Anvayakrama is the protecive aspect of Śakti in the form of Sthiti being facilitated by the creative aspect-in which the retinue of Śakti s emanating from Citrūpa spread their effects in multitude of forms. This act forms as relief to the emanated universe [86] from the Saṃhṛti krama which is beyond the outward manifestation as Jagat. Śakti’s effect in Sthiti krama results in the continued existence of manifestation until deluge.

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. [Kramaprakāśikā] p 96 -[Cidgaganacandrikā]-166.—

jagataḥ sthitikramasya guptikṛt saṃhṛtikramasya ca nivartakaḥ | sarvasmin jagatyaṇuṣu mahatsu cārtheṣu saṃsṛtikāle'śeṣajagadrakṣānukūlāṃ vṛddhiṃ prāpya sthitaḥ ||

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