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Śivasutras is one of the basic works on Kāśmīr Śaivism. Taught by Śiva himself to Vasugupta<ref>He lived in 9th century A. D.</ref> it has 77 sutras in three sections:
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Śivasutras is one of the basic works on Kāśmīr [[Śaivism]]. Taught by [[Śiva]] himself to Vasugupta<ref>He lived in 9th century A. D.</ref> it has 77 sutras in three sections:
# Sāmbhavopāya - It deals with the methods which utilize consciousness itself and are applicable to the highest grades of disciples.
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# Sāmbhavopāya - It deals with the methods which utilize [[consciousness]] itself and are applicable to the highest grades of disciples.
# Sāktopāya - It deals with the method of utilizing Śakti or divine energy through nāda or vibration, to lead the qualified disciple out of the world of manifestation into the world of equal Reality.
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# Sāktopāya - It deals with the method of utilizing [[Śakti]] or divine energy through [[nāda]] or vibration, to lead the qualified disciple out of the world of manifestation into the world of equal Reality.
# Anavopāya - It deals with the method of unfoldment of consciousness. It is similar to the one described in the Yogasutras of Pataṅjali.<ref>He lived in 200 B. C.</ref>
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# Anavopāya - It deals with the method of unfoldment of [[consciousness]]. It is similar to the one described in the Yogasutras of Pataṅjali.<ref>He lived in 200 B. C.</ref>
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:10, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sivasutras, Zivasutras, shivasutras


Śivasutras is one of the basic works on Kāśmīr Śaivism. Taught by Śiva himself to Vasugupta[1] it has 77 sutras in three sections:

  1. Sāmbhavopāya - It deals with the methods which utilize consciousness itself and are applicable to the highest grades of disciples.
  2. Sāktopāya - It deals with the method of utilizing Śakti or divine energy through nāda or vibration, to lead the qualified disciple out of the world of manifestation into the world of equal Reality.
  3. Anavopāya - It deals with the method of unfoldment of consciousness. It is similar to the one described in the Yogasutras of Pataṅjali.[2]


References

  1. He lived in 9th century A. D.
  2. He lived in 200 B. C.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore