Sivanandalahari: Of Sankaracarya
The Sivanandalahari Of Adi Sankaracarya, Like Its Twin, Saundaryalahari, Is A Poem Of Intense Devotion, As Noted For Its Poetic Skill As For Its Spiritual Fervour.God Cannot Be Conceived Of , Meditated Upon Or Loved With Devotion In The Abstract.To Love God, The One Ultimate Reality, Indefinable, Ineffable, Eternal, Omnipresent And Immanent, The Primal Cause- As The Brahma Sutras Put It- From Which The Cosmos Is Born, Maintained And Dissolved, God Has To Be Conceived Of As The Father-Mother, Inseparable As Word And Meaning-In The Immortal Analogy Of Kalidasa.This Is The Conception Of Siva-Sakti, Father-Mother, Who Are In Themselves One, The Embodiment Of Truth, Goodness And Beauty And Are Being, Consciousness And Bliss, Sat-Cit-Ananda.Mythology And Metaphysics, Legend And Poetry Have Enveloped This Father-Mother Image Of God In The Magic Of Love, Devotion And Adulation.
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