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.
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Schomerus abbreviates titles when quoting Siddhantin scrip
There are Several Substances
The First Substance
The Third Substance Matter
The Nature of the Soul
Matter in Charge
Saving the Soul from Matter
achieve action activity advaita Agamas Anavamala appears arise Aru.l Asat attain attributes authority avastha become bliss Bodha body Brahma bring called cause claim comes Comment complete considered created creation darkness deeds dependent described desire destroyed direct effect eternal everything evil Example existence experience explain faculties ﬁrst ﬁve further given gives God’s gods guru highest ignorance Indian inﬂuence instruction intelligence karma knowledge known lead letters light linked Mala material matter Maya means mukti nature objects once organs Payan person present pure question reached reason recognise regard relation release removed result Saiva Siddhanta sakala Sakti senses shows Siddhiar Siva Siva’s soul soul’s stage stands statement substances Supreme Sutra taken tattvas teaching tell thesis things thought true understanding union unite Vedas worship