Meditations on Shiva

Meditations on Shiva : The Shivastotravali of Utpaladeva

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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.
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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 45.36g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791425304
  • 9780791425305
  • 1,454,043

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"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 and 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
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