Śaiva Siddhānta: An Indian School of Mystical Thought : Presented as a System and Documented from the Original Tamil Sources
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 major reference work in this field in any European language.
Schomerus cites siddhanta scriptures on each point. His book thus offers a systematic theology of the movement from its own basic texts many of which are not otherwise available in English.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Crossreferences within this book are by chapter and section
Sivajnanabodha by Meykandadeva Bodha
There are Several Substances
The First Substance
Is God a Person?
The Form of Siva
God is Advaitarelated to the World
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?
How the Soul can act?
What the Soul does in Sakala Avastha?
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
The Nature of the Soul
How many Souls there are and what sorts?
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
achieve Acit action activity advaita Agamas Ahamkara Anavamala Antahkarana appears arise Arul Asat attain become bhuta Bodha body bondage Brahma bring Buddhi called Carya complete consume creation darkness deeds described destroyed dualism enlightened entity eternal everything evil Example existence experience faculty of knowledge five senses God's gods guna guru Indian intelligence Iruvineioppu Jhana Jivanmukta Jnana karma karmamala kevala avastha Kriya light linked Mala Manas material cause matter Mayeya means meditation Meykandadeva monism mukti nature objects organs Payan Pdsa perish Prak Prarabdhakarma present products of Maya realise recognise release Saiva Siddhanta Saivagamas Saivism Saivite sakala avastha Sakti of Siva Saktinipata Samkara Samkhya shows Siddhantin Siddhiar Siva's Sakti soul knows soul's faculty stage substances Suddha Avastha suddhamaya Sukshmasarira Supreme Sutra Tamil tanmatra tattvas thesis things thought true knowledge Umapati union with Siva Upanishads Vedanta Vedas Vishnu worship yoga