The Stanzas on Vibration (SUNY series in the Shaiva Traditions of Kashmir)

December 5, 2020
The Stanzas on Vibration (SUNY series in the Shaiva Traditions of Kashmir)

Translated with an Introduction and Exposition by Mark S. G.Dyczkowski“This is a wonderful continuation of his previous work, TheDoctrine of Vibration. Through this book, general readers cango to the original sources.” — Rajmani TigunaitIn his Doctrine of Vibration, the author presents asynthesis of Kashmir Shaivism—an overview with Spanda as thecentral theme. Spanda is the vibratory dynamism of the absoluteconsciousness. In this book the author focuses on the school ofKashmir Shaivism that presents this doctrine as its cardinalprinciple and whose literature consists essentially of the workstranslated here.In his Introduction and in his exposition of the fourcommentaries, the author shows both how the Spanda traditioncontributes to the other schools of Kashmir Shaivism and how it isdifferent from them. He presents for the first time a detailedtreatment of this tradition and an analysis of its development. Theaim is to offer a method that affords access by the general readerto the wonderful world of the Spanda Yogi through which she travelsto the liberating realization of her authentic identity vibrantwith the vitality of the universal pulse of Shiva.Mark S. G. Dyczkowski took his first degree atBanaras Hindu University and then his doctorate at Oxford. He ispresently associated with Sampurnananda Sanskrit University inVaranasi. He is the author of The Doctrine of Vibration: AnAnalysis of the Doctrine and Practices of KashmirShaivism; The Canon of the Saivagama and the KubjikāTantras of the Western Kaula Tradition; and Aphorisms ofŚiva: The ŚivaSūtra with Bhāskara's Commentary, all publishedby SUNY Press.