Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Tantra > Philosophy > The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism Consciousness is Everything
Displaying 440 of 1327         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism Consciousness is Everything
Pages from the book
The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism Consciousness is Everything
Look Inside the Book
Description

From the Jacket:

Consciousness is the most intimate experience of life, the essence of life itself. Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, one ancient philosophy - Kashmir Shaivism - has explored it completely.

Until now, Kashmir Shaivism was an esoteric field accessible only to a few scholars and other specialist. Here, for the first time, Swami Shankarananda, a self-realised spiritual master, presents the wisdom of this powerful tradition in a form that will delight and inspire all spiritual seekers. He explores the teachings in rich detail, elucidating ideas and meditative practices while drawing upon a vast canvas of many great beings, wisdom tradition and personal experience.

The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism is a book that will transform you. It is a resource and guide towards investigating and deepening your own Consciousness.

About the Author:

Swami Shankarananda (Swamiji) grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and as a graduate of both Columbia and New York Universities, began a promising career in English Literature at Indiana University. However, in the late sixties, a dramatic turn of events profoundly altered the direction of his life.

In 1970, he traveled to India in search of a great teacher and a spiritual path. His search culminated in the meeting of the powerful and charismatic Baba Muktananda, under whom he studied for 12 years until Muktananda's death.

Swamiji is author of the Australian best-seller, Happy for No Good Reason, also published in India by Motilal Banarsidass. Other titles by Swamiji include a five-CD lectures series, The Yoga of Gurdjieff, and the audio and video series, Great Beings, including Volume I: The Wisdom of Anandmayi Ma.

 

CONTENTS
Introduction: Conclusion Itself 15
Study of Consciousness / Trika Hridayam: The Heart of the Teaching Kashmir Shaivism or Shaivism in the Vernacular / About this Book  
Chapter 1: The Grace of Shiva 25
I: Sadhana / II: Everything Is Chiti / III: I Am Shiva / Self-Recognition / Lord Shiva / The Divine Shakti / The Shape of Shaivism / Shaiva Mandalas  
Chapter 2: The Origins of Kashmir Shaivism 41
Two Approaches: Vedic and Tantric / Kula and Krama Schools / The Origins of Kashmir Shaivism / The Trika / Two Contemporary Traditions / I: The Scholary Tradition / II: The Shaktipat Tradition / Scholar and Yogi / Reading Shaivism in English  
Chapter 3: A Shaivite Overview 53
Kashmir Shaivism and the Modern World / The Humanism of Kashmir Shaivism / Arguing with Vedanta / Yogi and Bhakta: Totapuri and Sri Ramakrishna  
Chapter 4: Self-Realisation 61
Enlightened Beings / The Goal: Self-Realisation / Gurdjieff's Seven Men / There Is Nothing That Is Not Shiva / Contemplating Bondage / The Sacred Triangle / A Siddha's Vision / Meditation: The Power of Consciousness  
Chapter 5: Yoga are Your Awareness 75
Consciousness / The Cause of Universe is Consciousness / I Am Subject of My Universe / Awareness Is the Highest Good / Headless Shiva: First Personism / Meditation I: Headlessness / Meditation II: Contemplate Your Awareness  
Chapter 6: The Contraction of Consciousness 87
I Am the Subject / Becoming the Mind / Becoming Shiva Again / Meditation I: Chaitanyamatma / Meditation II: Chiti  
Chapter 7: The Tattvas I: Shiva, the Divine Being 95
The Vision of Shaivism / The Tattvas and the Great Chain of Being / The Tattvas / Tattvas One to Five: The Divine Experience / Language and the First Five Tattvas / The Five Shaktis of Shiva / Tattva Six: Maya: / Tattva Seven to 11: The Kanchukas  
Chapter 8: The Tattvas II: Jiva, the Human Being 107
Tattvas 12 and 13: Purasha and Prakriti - The Rocks and the Sand / The Lower Tattvas - Tattvas 14 to 36: Mind, Senses, Body, World / Understanding the Tattvas / The Highest Principle Is Always Present / Simplified Tattva Map and Maya / Meditation: Layabhavana, Resolving Gross Into Subtle  
Chapter 9: Shaivite Yoga: The Three Malas and the Three Upayas 117
Review / Mala / Upaya / Karma Mala and Anavopaya / Mayiya Mala nad Shaktopaya / Anava Mala and Shambhavopaya / Anupaya: The Methodless Method / Highest First  
Chapter 10: Malas and Upayas: Further Thoughts and Contemplations 128
Review / Inquiry / Thew Malas as A-Statements / The Malas and the Kanchukas / Meditation I: The Malas / The Upayas as B- and G- Statements / Malas, Upayas and Self-Inquiry / Meditation II: The Knot in the Heart / Shaktipat in the Upayas / Samavesha / A Summary of Malas and Upayas / The Upayas as Prespectives / A Caveat / Meditation III: I Am Pure Consciousness' / Meditation IV: Towards Oneness  
Chapter 11: The Five Processes and the Yoga Self-Inquiry: 140
The Five Processes / Meditation on the Five Processes / The Esoteric Five Processes and Shaivite Self-Inquiry / Burning It to Sameness: Hathapaka and Alamgrasa / Shiva Vyapti: Realisation in Shaivism / Meditation on the Esoteric Five Processes: Daily Review  
Chapter 12: The Divine Narrator 154
Overcoming Limitations / The Doctrine of Recognition / The Narrator / Keys Words in the Prathyabhijnahridayam / The Plot of the Prathyabhijnahridayam / The Turn / The Goal / Meditation on Your Shiva Nature  
Chapter 13: Methods of Meditation I: Pratyabhijnahridayam Sutra 18 169
The Drama of Consciousness / Vikalpa-Kshaya: The Dissolution of Thought Forms / Meditation I: Vikalpa-Kshaya / Sankocha of Shakti / Mediation II: Sankocha of Shakti / Vikasa of Shakti / Meditation III: Vikasa of Shakti / Krama Mudra / Meditation IV: Krama Mudra / Vaha-Cheda / Adyanta-Koti Nibhalana : Hamsa Technique / Meditation V: The Space Between the Breaths / The Breath of the Three Rivers / Mediation VI: The Breath of the Three Rivers  
Chapter 14: Shaiva Tantra: The Yoga of the Upward Shift 184
Unmesha / Upward Shift of Yoga / Doubt and Conviction / Meditation on the Bliss of the World  
Chapter 15: Methods of Meditation II: The Vijnanabhairava 189
Dharnas / Essential G-Statements: Dharanas 73, 74 and 75 / Shiva Is Everywhere: Dharana 91 / The Essence of Tantra: Dharana 93 / One-World G-Statements: Dharana 107 / Equanimity: Dharanas 100 and 101  
Chapter 16: Turiya: The Fourth Stage 196
Matter and Consciousness / The State of Consciousness / Mediation I: The Fourth State / Living in Awareness / Wonder Rasa: The Attitude of Wonder / The Play of Chiti / Meditation II: The Dance of The Mind  
Chapter 17: The Rasas: Abhinavagupta, Art and Spirituality 206
Aesthetics and Abhinavagupta / The Rasas / Disgust / Shanta Rasa / The Audience / Meditation on the Rasa of the Divine  
Chapter 18: Language Mysticism in Shaivism I: Matrika 220
The Vision of Consciousness / Language, Bondage and Liberation / Four Levels of Speech / Meditaion I: The Levels of Speech / Matrika / Meditation II: Matrika  
Chapter 19: Language Mysticism in Shaivism II: Self-Inquiry 231
Self-Inquiry / The Kula-Chakra Group Ritual / Shiva Process Self-Inquiry Group / Shaivism and Emotion / Relationship Between Thought and Feeling / Group Practice / Contemplation: Doing Self-Inquiry / The Art of Yogic Thinking / Thinking It Through' Meditation  
Chapter 20: Language Mysticism in Shaivism III: Mantra 246
The Power of Mantra / Chaitanya Mantra / The Mind Is Mantra / Meditation: Om Namah Shivaya  
Chapter 21: Being Present: Deconstructing Time and Space 253
Being Where You Are / Meditation I: Being Present / Shiva Process and Layabhavana / Deconstructing Time / Meditation II: Subtle Language / Deconstructing Space / Meditation III: A Variety of Possibilities / An Important Hint for the Meditator  
Chapter 22: Shakti Chakra: The Collective Whole of Energies 265
Lord of the Shaktis / Shiva Asana / The Shaktis / Meditations on the Shakti Chakra  
Chapter 23: Anupaya 274
The Fourth Upaya / The Natural State / Bondage and Liberation / Living in Satsang / Shaktipat / Meditation: Divine Acceptance  
Chapter 24: Love 285
First Person, Second Person, Third Person, / Douglas Harding and First Personism / Matrin Buber and I-Thou / Kashmir Shaivism and Devotion / Heart-to-Heart Meditation  
Chapter 25: Conclusion: The Living Spirit of Shaivism 290
Approaching the Truth / Inquiry / Shaivism as the Path of the Heart / May There Be Welfare for All!  
Appendix A: Shiva Sutras 297
Appendix B: Pratyabhijnahridayam 304
Appendix C: Spanda Karikas 307
Appendix D: G-Statements 316
Selected Notes 317
Selected Bibliography 323
Glossary 325
Index 334

Sample Pages

















The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism Consciousness is Everything

Item Code:
IDF190
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2016
ISBN:
9788120826991
Language:
English
Size:
9.0 inch X 6.0 inch
Pages:
350 (Illustrated With B & W Figures)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 565 gms
Price:
$40.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism Consciousness is Everything

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 17637 times since 7th Aug, 2017

From the Jacket:

Consciousness is the most intimate experience of life, the essence of life itself. Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, one ancient philosophy - Kashmir Shaivism - has explored it completely.

Until now, Kashmir Shaivism was an esoteric field accessible only to a few scholars and other specialist. Here, for the first time, Swami Shankarananda, a self-realised spiritual master, presents the wisdom of this powerful tradition in a form that will delight and inspire all spiritual seekers. He explores the teachings in rich detail, elucidating ideas and meditative practices while drawing upon a vast canvas of many great beings, wisdom tradition and personal experience.

The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism is a book that will transform you. It is a resource and guide towards investigating and deepening your own Consciousness.

About the Author:

Swami Shankarananda (Swamiji) grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and as a graduate of both Columbia and New York Universities, began a promising career in English Literature at Indiana University. However, in the late sixties, a dramatic turn of events profoundly altered the direction of his life.

In 1970, he traveled to India in search of a great teacher and a spiritual path. His search culminated in the meeting of the powerful and charismatic Baba Muktananda, under whom he studied for 12 years until Muktananda's death.

Swamiji is author of the Australian best-seller, Happy for No Good Reason, also published in India by Motilal Banarsidass. Other titles by Swamiji include a five-CD lectures series, The Yoga of Gurdjieff, and the audio and video series, Great Beings, including Volume I: The Wisdom of Anandmayi Ma.

 

CONTENTS
Introduction: Conclusion Itself 15
Study of Consciousness / Trika Hridayam: The Heart of the Teaching Kashmir Shaivism or Shaivism in the Vernacular / About this Book  
Chapter 1: The Grace of Shiva 25
I: Sadhana / II: Everything Is Chiti / III: I Am Shiva / Self-Recognition / Lord Shiva / The Divine Shakti / The Shape of Shaivism / Shaiva Mandalas  
Chapter 2: The Origins of Kashmir Shaivism 41
Two Approaches: Vedic and Tantric / Kula and Krama Schools / The Origins of Kashmir Shaivism / The Trika / Two Contemporary Traditions / I: The Scholary Tradition / II: The Shaktipat Tradition / Scholar and Yogi / Reading Shaivism in English  
Chapter 3: A Shaivite Overview 53
Kashmir Shaivism and the Modern World / The Humanism of Kashmir Shaivism / Arguing with Vedanta / Yogi and Bhakta: Totapuri and Sri Ramakrishna  
Chapter 4: Self-Realisation 61
Enlightened Beings / The Goal: Self-Realisation / Gurdjieff's Seven Men / There Is Nothing That Is Not Shiva / Contemplating Bondage / The Sacred Triangle / A Siddha's Vision / Meditation: The Power of Consciousness  
Chapter 5: Yoga are Your Awareness 75
Consciousness / The Cause of Universe is Consciousness / I Am Subject of My Universe / Awareness Is the Highest Good / Headless Shiva: First Personism / Meditation I: Headlessness / Meditation II: Contemplate Your Awareness  
Chapter 6: The Contraction of Consciousness 87
I Am the Subject / Becoming the Mind / Becoming Shiva Again / Meditation I: Chaitanyamatma / Meditation II: Chiti  
Chapter 7: The Tattvas I: Shiva, the Divine Being 95
The Vision of Shaivism / The Tattvas and the Great Chain of Being / The Tattvas / Tattvas One to Five: The Divine Experience / Language and the First Five Tattvas / The Five Shaktis of Shiva / Tattva Six: Maya: / Tattva Seven to 11: The Kanchukas  
Chapter 8: The Tattvas II: Jiva, the Human Being 107
Tattvas 12 and 13: Purasha and Prakriti - The Rocks and the Sand / The Lower Tattvas - Tattvas 14 to 36: Mind, Senses, Body, World / Understanding the Tattvas / The Highest Principle Is Always Present / Simplified Tattva Map and Maya / Meditation: Layabhavana, Resolving Gross Into Subtle  
Chapter 9: Shaivite Yoga: The Three Malas and the Three Upayas 117
Review / Mala / Upaya / Karma Mala and Anavopaya / Mayiya Mala nad Shaktopaya / Anava Mala and Shambhavopaya / Anupaya: The Methodless Method / Highest First  
Chapter 10: Malas and Upayas: Further Thoughts and Contemplations 128
Review / Inquiry / Thew Malas as A-Statements / The Malas and the Kanchukas / Meditation I: The Malas / The Upayas as B- and G- Statements / Malas, Upayas and Self-Inquiry / Meditation II: The Knot in the Heart / Shaktipat in the Upayas / Samavesha / A Summary of Malas and Upayas / The Upayas as Prespectives / A Caveat / Meditation III: I Am Pure Consciousness' / Meditation IV: Towards Oneness  
Chapter 11: The Five Processes and the Yoga Self-Inquiry: 140
The Five Processes / Meditation on the Five Processes / The Esoteric Five Processes and Shaivite Self-Inquiry / Burning It to Sameness: Hathapaka and Alamgrasa / Shiva Vyapti: Realisation in Shaivism / Meditation on the Esoteric Five Processes: Daily Review  
Chapter 12: The Divine Narrator 154
Overcoming Limitations / The Doctrine of Recognition / The Narrator / Keys Words in the Prathyabhijnahridayam / The Plot of the Prathyabhijnahridayam / The Turn / The Goal / Meditation on Your Shiva Nature  
Chapter 13: Methods of Meditation I: Pratyabhijnahridayam Sutra 18 169
The Drama of Consciousness / Vikalpa-Kshaya: The Dissolution of Thought Forms / Meditation I: Vikalpa-Kshaya / Sankocha of Shakti / Mediation II: Sankocha of Shakti / Vikasa of Shakti / Meditation III: Vikasa of Shakti / Krama Mudra / Meditation IV: Krama Mudra / Vaha-Cheda / Adyanta-Koti Nibhalana : Hamsa Technique / Meditation V: The Space Between the Breaths / The Breath of the Three Rivers / Mediation VI: The Breath of the Three Rivers  
Chapter 14: Shaiva Tantra: The Yoga of the Upward Shift 184
Unmesha / Upward Shift of Yoga / Doubt and Conviction / Meditation on the Bliss of the World  
Chapter 15: Methods of Meditation II: The Vijnanabhairava 189
Dharnas / Essential G-Statements: Dharanas 73, 74 and 75 / Shiva Is Everywhere: Dharana 91 / The Essence of Tantra: Dharana 93 / One-World G-Statements: Dharana 107 / Equanimity: Dharanas 100 and 101  
Chapter 16: Turiya: The Fourth Stage 196
Matter and Consciousness / The State of Consciousness / Mediation I: The Fourth State / Living in Awareness / Wonder Rasa: The Attitude of Wonder / The Play of Chiti / Meditation II: The Dance of The Mind  
Chapter 17: The Rasas: Abhinavagupta, Art and Spirituality 206
Aesthetics and Abhinavagupta / The Rasas / Disgust / Shanta Rasa / The Audience / Meditation on the Rasa of the Divine  
Chapter 18: Language Mysticism in Shaivism I: Matrika 220
The Vision of Consciousness / Language, Bondage and Liberation / Four Levels of Speech / Meditaion I: The Levels of Speech / Matrika / Meditation II: Matrika  
Chapter 19: Language Mysticism in Shaivism II: Self-Inquiry 231
Self-Inquiry / The Kula-Chakra Group Ritual / Shiva Process Self-Inquiry Group / Shaivism and Emotion / Relationship Between Thought and Feeling / Group Practice / Contemplation: Doing Self-Inquiry / The Art of Yogic Thinking / Thinking It Through' Meditation  
Chapter 20: Language Mysticism in Shaivism III: Mantra 246
The Power of Mantra / Chaitanya Mantra / The Mind Is Mantra / Meditation: Om Namah Shivaya  
Chapter 21: Being Present: Deconstructing Time and Space 253
Being Where You Are / Meditation I: Being Present / Shiva Process and Layabhavana / Deconstructing Time / Meditation II: Subtle Language / Deconstructing Space / Meditation III: A Variety of Possibilities / An Important Hint for the Meditator  
Chapter 22: Shakti Chakra: The Collective Whole of Energies 265
Lord of the Shaktis / Shiva Asana / The Shaktis / Meditations on the Shakti Chakra  
Chapter 23: Anupaya 274
The Fourth Upaya / The Natural State / Bondage and Liberation / Living in Satsang / Shaktipat / Meditation: Divine Acceptance  
Chapter 24: Love 285
First Person, Second Person, Third Person, / Douglas Harding and First Personism / Matrin Buber and I-Thou / Kashmir Shaivism and Devotion / Heart-to-Heart Meditation  
Chapter 25: Conclusion: The Living Spirit of Shaivism 290
Approaching the Truth / Inquiry / Shaivism as the Path of the Heart / May There Be Welfare for All!  
Appendix A: Shiva Sutras 297
Appendix B: Pratyabhijnahridayam 304
Appendix C: Spanda Karikas 307
Appendix D: G-Statements 316
Selected Notes 317
Selected Bibliography 323
Glossary 325
Index 334

Sample Pages

















Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Animals in Krishna Consciousness
by Janananda Das
Paperback (Edition: 2016)
The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
Item Code: NAN191
$10.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Auroville Architecture (Towards New Forms for a New Consciousness)
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Aurobindo Ashram
Item Code: NAJ193
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A New Education for a New Consciousness
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry
Item Code: NAM512
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Great service. Keep on helping the people
Armando, Australia
I bought DVs supposed to receive 55 in the set instead got 48 and was in bad condition appears used and dusty. I contacted the seller to return the product and the gave 100% credit with apologies. I am very grateful because I had bought and will continue to buy products here and have never received defective product until now. I bought paintings saris..etc and always pleased with my purchase until now. But I want to say a public thank you to whom it may concern for giving me the credit. Thank you. Navieta.
Navieta N Bhudu
I have no words to thank you and your company. I received the Saundarananda Maha Kavya that I have ordered from you few weeks ago. I hope to order any more books, if I will have a need. Thank you
Ven. Bopeththe, Sri Lanka
Thank you so much just received my order. Very very happy with the blouse and fast delivery also bindi was so pretty. I will sure order from you again.
Aneeta, Canada
Keep up the good work.
Harihar, Canada
I have bought Ganesh Bell in past and every visitors at my home has appreciated very much. You have quality product and good service. Keep it up with good business. This time I am buying Ganesh-Laxmi bells.
Kanu, USA
I am a long-time customer of Exotic India for gifts for me and friends and family. We are never disappointed. Your jewelry craftspeople are very skilled artists. You must treasure them. And we always look forward to the beautifully decorated boxes you use to ship your jewelry.
Diane, USA
I have always enjoyed browsing through the website. I was recently in south India, and was amazed to note that the bronze statues made in Kumbakonam and Thanjavur had similar pricing as Exotic India.
Heramba, USA
Thank you very much for your services. I ordered a Dhanvantari Deity from this site and it came quickly and in good condition. Now Sri Dhanvantari ji is worshipped regularly before seeing each client and in the offering of our medicinal products. Thanks again.
Max, USA
Thank you for shipping my 2 Books! Absolutli a great job in this short time, 3 working days from India to Switzerland it`s fantastic!!! You have won some new clients!
Ruedi, Switzerland
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India