The Siva Sutras

 
1. Universal consciousness -- basis of reality.
 
1.1 Consciousness is the very Self, the One.
 
1.2 Mundane knowledge consists of associations.
 
1.3 Sets of axioms generate structures.
 
1.4 The ground of knowledge is matrka.
 
1.5 The rising up of awareness is Bhairava.
 
1.6 By union with the energy centers one withdraws from the projected world.
 
1.7 During waking, sleep, and deep sleep one can transcend all three.
 
1.8 Sensory knowledge is obtained in the waking state.
 
1.9 Dreaming is the free association of thoughts without a thinker.
 
1.10 Deep sleep is pure rest and withdrawal.
 
1.11 The experiencer of all three states is the Self.
 
1.12 In nonduality, total consciousness!
 
1.13 The power of the will is the playful Uma.
 
1.14 The observed world has a structure, a form.
 
1.15 By fixing the mind on its root one comprehends the perceivable and unperceivable.
 
1.16 Contemplating the basic principle one is free of entanglements.

1.17 Right awareness is the knowledge of the Self.
 
1.18 Bliss is the natural end of samadhi.
 
1.19 The perceiving body emerges when energies unite.
 
1.20 Elements unite, elements separate, and the universe is gathered.
 
1.21 Pure knowledge leads to a mastery of the wheel of the world.
 
1.22 The great lake of Self is experienced through the power of silence.
 
2.1 Words make the mind.

2.2 Effortless effort leads to attainment.

2.3 The secret of mantra is the being in the body of knowledge.

2.4 The expansion of the mind in the womb is the forgetting of common knowledge.

2.5 When knowledge of one's Self arises one moves in the sky of the mind, the state of Purity (Siva.)

2.6 Guidance is essential.

2.7 The awakening of the wheel of matram begins the cessation of mind.

2.8 The body is the sacrifice.

2.9 The food is knowledge.

2.10 With the extinction of knowledge emerges the vision of emptiness.


3.1 The mind is the Self.

3.2 Mundane knowledge is imagined bondage of a nonentity.

3.3 Maya is the lack of discernment of the principles of transformation.

3.4 The transformation is retracted in the body.

3.5 By quieting of the vital channels, mastery of, withdrawal from, and separation of the elements is achieved.

3.6 Perfection is piercing through the veil of delusion.

3.7 Overcoming delusion, innate knowledge is achieved.

3.8 Waking is the second form of consciousness.

3.9 The Self is the actor.

3.10 The inner Self is the stage.

3.11 The senses are the spectators.

3.12 The pure state is achieved by the power of the intellect.

3.13 Freedom is achieved.

3.14 As here so elsewhere.

3.15 Projection is the way of consciousness and thus what is not external is seen as external.

3.16 Attention to the seed is the key.

3.17 Seated in the core one sinks effortlessly into the lake of consciousness.

3.18 The measure of consciousness makes the world.

3.19 As mundane knowledge is transcended, birth is transcended.

3.20 Maheshvari and other sources of truth reside in the Word.

3.21 The fourth state of consciousness should be used to oil the other three states of consciousness.

3.22 Absorbed in self, one must penetrate words with one's awareness.

3.23 Balanced breathing leads to balanced vision.

3.24 The lower plane arises in the center of the mind.

3.25 What was destroyed rises again by the joining of perceptions with the objects of experience.

3.26 He becomes like Siva, the Pure.

3.27 The activity of the body is the vow.

3.28 The recitation of sounds is the discourse.

3.29 Self-knowledge is the boon.

3.30 He who is established is the means and knowledge.

3.31 For him the universe is the aggregate of his powers.

3.32 Persistence and absorption.

3.33 Even when there is maintenance and dissolution there is no break in awareness due to the perceiving subjectivity.

3.34 The feeling of pleasure and pain is external.

3.35 The one who is free of that is alone, perfect in the only Self.

3.36 Due to delusion, the mind is active.

3.37 When separateness is gone, action can lead to creation.

3.38 The power to create is based only on the Self's projection of itself.

3.39 That which precedes the three states of consciousness gives life to them.

3.40 The same stability of mind should permeate body, senses and world.

3.41 Craving leads to the extroversion of the inner process.

3.42 When established in pure awareness, desire is destroyed and the individual ceases to exist.

3.43 Although cloaked in the elements one is not apparently free, yet like Siva, one is supreme.

3.44 The link with the vital breath is natural.

3.45 The breath is stilled by concentrating on the center at the top; of what use are the left and the right channels or susumna?

3.46 May the seeming individual merge into his Pure true Self, even Siva, once again!

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