Author: Mark S G Dyczkowski
Translator(s): Mark S G Dyczkowski
Publisher: Indica Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186569073
The Shiva Sutra was revealed to Vasugupta by Shiva in order to counter the effects of dualism. This revelation initiated the hermeneutics of synthesis and exegesis climaxed by the great Abhinavagupta. The Shiva Sutra is the most important scripture in the Trika system of Kashmir Shaivism.
As a book on yoga, it explains the nature and cause of bondage and the means to liberation from bondage. To Bhaskara’s commentary, the author has added his translation of an anonymous commentary as an aid to understanding Bhaskara’s interpretation. This anonymous writer also serves as a bridge between Kshemaraja’s and Bhaskara’s commentaries, drawing from both.