Cidgaganacandrika (study)

by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words

Cidgaganacandrika 191 [Necessity of external object for reflection disproved], 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 191 [Necessity of external object for reflection disproved]

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English commentary of verse 191:

ईदृगेतदिति चैव मा फलं तत्तथेति हि विमर्श आन्तरः ।
निर्विबाध उपधानशब्दवत् कर्म सा त्वयि पुटत्रयी स्थिता ॥ १९१ ॥

īdṛgetaditi caiva mā phalaṃ tattatheti hi vimarśa āntaraḥ |
nirvibādha upadhānaśabdavat karma sā tvayi puṭatrayī sthitā || 191 ||

Comparative analysis of commentaries and excerpts in English:

[Necessity of external object for reflection disproved]

If it is told that an object is a must for reflection, then it is acceptable as a Fact, because of its reputation only. There is lack of determined proof for this Fact. Hence the external object for projection of image, is not at all indispensible. When there is no necessity for material, then where is the necessity for the intelligence factor? Hence in case of reflection of Jagat by Citśakti, there is no argument.[1]

Notes and Sanskrit references:

[1] Cf. (1|15|14) [Kramaprakāśikā] p 124 [Cidgaganacandrikā] 191.—

bhaṭṭotpalena īśvarapratyabhijñāyām—“sāुspharatā mahāsattā deśakālāviśeṣiṇī | saiṣā sāratayā proktā hṛdayaṃ parameṣṭhinaḥ ||

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