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Meditations on Shiva
The Shivastotravali of Utpaladeva
Meditations on Shiva
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Constantina Rhodes - Author
Price: $26.95 
Paperback - 142 pages
Release Date: January 1995
ISBN10: 0-7914-2530-4
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-2530-5

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Utpaladeva's poetry serves, and has for a thousand years served, as a guidebook for the spiritual path, providing words to express the otherwise ineffable experiences of personal transformation.

Utpaladeva was a siddha and one of the great philosophers of Kashmir Shaivism. His poetry serves, and has for a thousand years served, as a guidebook for the spiritual path, providing words to express the otherwise ineffable experiences of personal transformation.

"Devotion is always treated as a different approach from the 'yogic' one. Utpaladeva's approach of relating the path of devotion to the upayas (the means) of Kashmir Shaivism is original a nd accurate. It reveals the soul of the practices, that is, the feeling and emotional intensity with which they are done. Here is the rejoicing, the cajoling, the longing of a great being in love with God and in love with His creation. For the devotee, the created is a reflection of the Creator. This book is an authentic delight." -- Swami Gitananda

This pocket-sized book has a trim size of 3-1/2 x 5 inches.


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Table of Contents

Introduction

Highlights of Pratyabhijña

The Sivastotravali

STOTRA ONE The Pleasure of Devotion

STOTRA TWO Contemplation of the All-Soul

STOTRA THREE The Gift of Affection

STOTRA FOUR Potent Nectar

STOTRA FIVE The Command of Powers

STOTRA SIX Tremblings along the Journey

STOTRA SEVEN Victory over Separation

STOTRA EIGHT Unearthly Strength

STOTRA NINE The Triumph of Freedom

STOTRA TEN Breaking the Continuity

STOTRA ELEVEN Bound to the World by Desire

STOTRA TWELVE Particulars of the Arcane Lore

STOTRA THIRTEEN In Summary ...

STOTRA FOURTEEN Song of Glorification

STOTRA FIFTEEN About Devotion

STOTRA SIXTEEN Breaking out of the Fetters

STOTRA SEVENTEEN A High Regard for Divine Amusements

STOTRA EIGHTEEN Becoming Clear

STOTRA NINETEEN The Meaning Revealed

STOTRA TWENTY The Meaning Savored


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