Dr. Jaideva Singh has an admirable command over both Sanskrit and English and has presented an exposition of this book with remarkable success. BOOKS. Siva Sutras are considered to be a revealed book of the Yoga: supreme identity of the individual self with the Divine. Dr. Jaideva Singh has studied the book. Jaideva Singh is the author of Spanda-Karikas ( avg rating, 29 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), Vijnanabhairava or Divine Consciousness ( avg.

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This is the Indian way of saying that these scripture. Just as there are five holes in the circles of the feathers of the peacocks —one above, one below, one in the middle, and one on each side, even so the yogi should meditate on the five ultimate sources of the sense i. Two Men and Music: This will hasten the dissolution of the drop of light in Isngh and in that state the yogi will realize his essential Self.

Bhatta Ananda is even more avowedly a follower of Saipkara Vedanta. This is known as prana-kundalini. It is all- penetrating energy and fills the cosmos. This verse refers to Saktopaya.

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A cakra is a centre of pranic energy located in the pranamaya kosa in the interior of the body. This means that he sinth in the 18th century A. Aesthetic delight is, therefore, a greater source of the experience of the spiritual Self.

As only the form of Bhairava means as the expression of the turiya or the fourth state of consciousness which is Bhairava. Sakti means power, capacity to effect something. Parepatre — patre here means fit, competent person, pare patre means on some excellent competent person, e.


The twelve successively higher centres of energy jaideav – dvadasakam are: Finally this vikalpa also disappears and one is landed in a nirvikalpa or thought free state which denotes the awareness of Reality. By dissolving the personal self consisting of the body, prapa, etc. This is Saktopaya ending in Sambhava upava.

The yogi has to concentrate on this sound which is at first like that of a hand- bell, then subtler like that of a flute, then subtler still like sinhh of vlpa t and then subtler like that of the buzz of a bee.

There is a double entendre in the word marufala also. The energy of the bindu appears as a point of light in the middle of the eye-brows.

Since prana is carried down up to muladhara in this state, it is called vahni. It siingh the Light of the Essential Self or Bhairava.

In dvadasanta or BrahmarandhraKundalini gets dissolved in prakasa or light of consciousness abiding in Brahmarandhra. NOTES In his commentary on the verse 45, Sivopadhyaya says iaideva prtfhasunyarp suggests that the yogi should contemplate over the pramata or the subject as void, mulasunyarp suggests that he should contemplate over the prameyas or objects as void, and hrc-chunyaifi suggests that he should contemplate over pramana or knowledge as void.

Each vikalpa has two aspects; the positive aspect consists of the idea that is selected, and the negative consists of the jaieva that are set aside or rejected. Looking at the sky has been recommended, because on account of the vastness of the sky, the beholder is apt to be lost in a sense of infinity. The word yoga is used both in the sense of comm- union with the Divine and the means upaya for that commu- nion. Where there is bhedabheda i. It is at such an hour that the Light of Bhairava makes its appearance and one acquires the nature of Bhairava.


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The dharana or the yogic practice referred to in jaodeva verse is the following: It is to this Vijnanabhairava that the seeker of spiritual life has to be integrated. It has been referred to as Agama, 1 Sivavijnanopanisad, 2 and Rudrayamalasara 3 by Abhinavagupta. This is known as cittapralaya or the dissolution of the empirical individual mind into the Divine.

Vijnana is the base of everything subjective or objective and that is the sole Reality.

Being fully aware of the limited functions of the tattvas and the delusive power of Maya, the yogi does not lose sight of the wholeness of Reality and, therefore, does not cut himself adrift 88 Vijnanabhairava from it. Rudra is one who dissolves all the ills of life. Snigh is used as mantra which means a sacred formula which protects one by reflection manandt trdyate iti mantrah.