the Siva Sutras

1- śāmbhavopāya – Universal consciousness
1-1 caitanyamātmā:
Consciousness is the self.
1-2 jñānam bandhah
(Ordinary) knowledge consists of associations.
1-3 yonivarga kalāśarīram
Sets of axioms generate structures.
1-4 jñānādhisthāna mātrikā
The ground of knowledge is matrika.
1-5 udyamo bhairavah
The upsurge (of consciousness) is Bhairava.
1-6 śakticakrasandhāne viśvasamhārah
By union with the energy centers one withdraws from the universe.
1-7 jāgratsvapnasusuptabhede turyābhogasambhavah
Even during waking, sleep, and deep sleep one can experience the fourth state (transcending consciousness).
1-8 jñānam jāgrat
(Sensory) knowledge is obtained in the waking state.
1-9 svapno vikalpāh
Dreaming is free ranging of thoughts.
1-10 aviveko māyāsausuptam
Deep sleep is maya, the irrational.
1-11 tritayabhoktā vīreśah
The experiencer of the three states is the lord of the senses
1-12 vismayo yogabhūmikāh
The domain of the union is an astonishment.
1-13 icchā śaktirumā kumārī
The power of the will is the playful uma.
1-14 drśyam śarīram
The observed has a structure.
1-15 hrdaye cittasamghattād drśyasvāpnadarśanam
By fixing the mind on its core one can comprehend
perceivable emptiness.
1-16 śuddhatattvasandhānād vā apaśuśaktih
Or by contemplating the pure principle one is free of the power that binds (to associations).
1-17 vitarka ātmajñānam
Right discernment is the knowledge of the self.
1-18 lokānandah samādhisukham
The bliss of the sight is the joy of samadhi.
1-19 śaktisandhāne śarīrotpattih
The body emerges when the energies unite.
1-20 bhūtasandhāna bhūtaprthaktva viśvasamghattāh
Elements unite, elements separate, and the universe is gathered.
1-21 śuddhavidyodayāccakreśatva siddhih
Pure knowledge leads to a mastery of the wheel (of energies).
1-22 mahāhradānusandhānānmantravīryānubhavah
The great lake (of space-time) is experienced through the power of mantra.
2- śāktopāya – The emergence of innate knowledge
2-1 cittah mantrah
The mind is mantra.
2-2 prayatnah sādhakah
Effort leads to attainment.
2-3 vidyāśarīrasattā mantrarahasyam
The secret of mantra is the being of the body of knowledge.
2-4 garbhe cittavikāso’viśista vidyāsvapnah
The emergence of the mind in the womb is the forgetting of common knowledge.
2-5 vidyāsamutthāne svābhāvike khecarī śivāvasthā
When the knowledge of one’s self arises one moves in the sky of consciousness—the Shiva’s state.
2-6 gururupāyah
The guru is the means.
2-7 mātrkācakrasambodhah
The awakening of the wheel of mat\drka (the elemental
energies).
2-8 śarīram havih
The body is the oblation.
2-9 jñānam annam
The food is knowledge.
2-10 vidyāsamhāre taduttha svapna darśanam
With the extinction of knowledge emerges the vision of
emptiness.
3- ānavopāya -The transformations of the individual
3-1 ātmā cittam
The mind is the self.
3-2 jñānam bandhah
(Material) knowledge is bondage (association).
3-3 kalādīnām tattvānām aviveko māyā
Maya is the lack of discernment of the principles
of transformation.
3-4 śarīre samhārah kalānām
The transformation is stopped in the body.
3-5 nādī samhāra bhūtajaya bhūtakaivalya bhūtappthaktvāni
The quieting of the vital channels, the mastery of the
elements, the withdrawal from the elements, and the separation of the elements.
3-6 mohāvaranāt siddhih
Perfection is through the veil of delusion.
3-7 mohajayād anantābhogāt sahajavidyājayah
Overcoming delusion and by boundless extension innate
knowledge is achieved.
3-8 jāgrad dvitīyakarah
Waking is the second ray (of consciousness).
3-9 nartaka ātmā
The self is the actor.
3-10 rango’ntarātmā
The inner self is the stage.
3-11 prekśakānīndriyāni
The senses are the spectators.
3-12 dhīvaśāt sattvasiddhih
The pure state is achieved by the power of the intellect.
3-13 siddhah svatantrabhāvah
Freedom (creativity) is achieved.
3-14 yathā tatra tathānyatra
As here so elsewhere.
3-15 visargasvābhāvyād abahih sthitestatsthitih
Emission (of consciousness) is the way of nature and so
what is not external is seen as external.
3-16 bījāvadhānam
Attention to the seed.
3-17 āsanasthah sukham hrade nimajjati
Seated one sinks effortlessly into the lake (of consciousness).
3-18 svamātrā nirmānam āpādayati
The measure of consciousness fashions the world.
3-19 vidyā avināśe janma vināśah
As (limited) knowledge is transcended, birth is transcended.
3-20 kavargādisu māheśvaryādyāh paśumātarah
Maheshvari and other mothers (sources) of beings
reside in the sound elements.
3-21 trisu caturtham tailavadāsecyam
The fourth (state of consciousness) should be used to
oil the (other) three (states of consciousness).
3-22 magnah svacittena praviśet
Absorbed (in his nature), one must penetrate (the phonemes) with one’s mind.
3-23 prāna samācāre samadarśanam
The lower plane arises in the center (of the phoneme).
3-24 madhye’vara prasavah
A balanced breathing leads to a balanced vision.
3-25 mātrāsvapratyaya sandhāne nastasya punarutthānam
What was destroyed rises again by the joining of perceptions with the objects of experience.
3-26 śivatulyo jāyate
He becomes like Shiva.

3-27 śarīravrttirvratam
The activity of the body is the vow.

3-28 kathā japah
The recitation of the mantras is the discourse.

3-29 dānam ātmajñānam
Self-knowledge is the boon.

3-30 yo’vipastho jñāhetuśca
He who is established is the means and knowledge.

3-31 svaśakti pracayo’sya viśvam
The universe is the aggregate of his powers.

3-32 stithilayau
Persistence and absorption.

3-33 tat pravrttāvapyanirāsah samvettrbhāvāt
Even when this (maintenance and dissolution) there is no break (in awareness) due to the perceiving subjectivity.

3-34 sukha duhkhayorbahirmananam
The feeling of pleasure and pain is external.

3-35 tadvimuktastu kevalī
The one who is free of that is alone (with consciousness).

3-36 mohapratisamhatastu karmātmā
A mass of delusion the mind is subject to activity.

3-37 bheda tiraskāre sargāntara karmatvam
When separateness is gone, action can lead to creation.

3-38 karanaśaktih svato’nubhavāt
The power to create is based on one’s own experience.

3-39 tripadādyanuprānanam
That which precedes the three (states of consciousness)
vitalizes them.

3-40 cittasthitivat śarīra karana bāhyesu
The same stability of mind (should permeate) the body,
senses and external world.

3-41 abhilāsādbahirgatih samvāhyasya
Craving leads to the extroversion of the inner process.

3-42 tadārūdhapramitestatkśayājjīvasamkśayah
When established in pure awareness, (the craving) is
destroyed and the (empirical) individual ceases to exist.

3-43 bhūtakañcukī tadā vimukto bhūyah patisamah parah
Although cloaked in the elements one is not free, but,
like the lord, one is supreme.

3-44 naisargikah prānasambandhah
The link with the vital breath is natural.

3-45 nāsikāntarmadhya samyamāt kimatra savyāpasavya sausumnesu
Concentrating on the center within the nose, what use
are the left and the right channels or susumna?

3-46 bhūyah syāt pratimīlanam
May (the individual) merge (in the lord) once again.
om tat sat

 

 

 

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