Śaiva Siddhānta: an Indian school of mystical thought : presented as a system and documented from the original Tamil sources
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Jan 1, 2000 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 410 pages
The present book being an English translation of a German book entitled Der Saiva Siddhanta by H.W. Schomerus gives a full and documented account of this theistic movement then as now little known in the West. The book quickly became and still is the majo
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There are Several Substances
The First Substance
The Nature of the Soul
How many Souls there are and what sorts?
Basic Nature of the Soul
How the Soul relates to the other Substances?
Matter in Charge
Features of Sakala Avastha
The Course of Transmigration
How the Soul exists during Sakala Avastha?
Is God a Person?
The Form of Siva
God is Advaitarelated to the World
Siva as Knower and Known
The Third Substance Matter
a Maya the Worlds Material Cause
b The Products of Maya
c Bodies composed from the Tattvas
d How the World arises from Maya?
e Maya fetters Souls
f How Maya and its Products exist?
g An Assessment of Maya Theory
How the Soul can act?
What the Soul does in Sakala Avastha?
Stages on the Way to Salvation
Saving the Soul from Matter
What Suddha Avastha is like?
Release made Complete by the Sadguru
b Why Siva has to appear as Sadguru?
c Instruction by the Guru
d The Gurus Way of Teaching