the Siva Sutras
1- śāmbhavopāya – Universal consciousness
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
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).
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.
The guru is the means.
The awakening of the wheel of mat\drka (the elemental
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
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
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.
The inner self is the stage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That which precedes the three (states of consciousness)
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.
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