by R. K. Sapru
Hymn to Shiva Shakti
Param Shiva, Shiva Shakti, thou art
mother divine. Grant me thy devotion,
all obstacles and show thy might.
Thou art the transcendental super
of the nature of absolute bliss. Thou
art the root
energy of the universe and the
of the embodied.
Thou art the power of universal
all encompassing knowledge, again thou
universal power of execution.
In the form of Brahma, though art
responsible for the creation of the
world; in the
form of Vishnu, the world is sustained
and again thou take the form of world
In the garb of Maya, Shiva, the
Truth is concealed by thee, but in the
Divine grace thou revealth the
(Shiva). Again thou art the
Thou art the Energy in the form of
Gunas or mental moods, and thou the
power above these Gunas. Thou art the
conscious power of Shiva.
Manifestation of the mind,
ego are the wonders of your power.
Thou art the
all limiting power.
Thou art the five sense powers, the
powers of action. Again thou art the
prana (vital force) in the human
Thou art the five subtle and the
gross elements, and thou the power in
Thou art the four stages of
of articulate speech. Again thou art
of primal sound 'OM'.
Thou art the concealed serpent
the base of the spine. Thou art
her play in the middle sushumna
Thou art the very form of nectar in
spiritual centre at the crown of the
thou art all effulgence.
Manifestation of form out of
thy miraculous power. Thou art
power.... My adoration to thee.
The Chart of Cosmology according
to Kashmir Shavism
a) Supreme self of Pure
consciousness surveys itself.
b) It is transcendental and
extra cosmic reality.
c) This pure SUN of
consciousness called Param Shiva has non-relational and immediate
awareness of I. 'I' and 'the other' aspects of consciousness are in
a) SHIVA is the changeless
principle of all changes.
b) By its shining everything
c) Inter-cosmic, Immanent
Reality, supporting dynamic energy in the background.
d) Container of everything.
a) The dynamic energy aspect of
Shiva as his I-conciousness.
b) If Shiva is the container,
what is contained therein is his Shakti.
c) The sovereign Power to
d) Absolute bliss is her
a) The Sadashiva has power of
the will to create.
b) In its experience as 'I' am
this. The 'other' side, i.e., the universe to be, is quite hazy.
a) The power of knowledge is
prominent here as 'the other' side of 'this am I' consciousness is quite
a) The power of assuming every
b) 'I' and the 'other' are quite
distinct and prominent but 'this' is still felt as part of the self.
a) The principe of delimitation;
contracting infinite into finite.
b) The make-believe power of
Nature, excluding 'the other' side of experience from the 'I' side of
c) Maya draws a veil over the
self owing to which he forgets his self. The five products of Maya are (i)
Kala (ii) Vidya (iii) Raga (iv) Kaal (v) Niyati.
PURUSHA and PRAKRITI
Shiva under the influence of
Maya and her Kanchukas loses his universal nature, and becomes a limited
individual soul. Subjective side of Shiva under the influence of Maya is
Purusha and its objective side is Prakriti.