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Kapalika

Mind is a Mantra
« on: October 29, 2018, 02:33:41 am »
Shiva Sutras of Vasugupta

Sāktopāya 2.1

Cittaṃ Mantraḥ

I translate it as:

"Mind is Mantra."

But the more popular translation:

"Mind is a Mantra"

A quote from the Jaideva Singh commentaries on the matter:

"Citta in this context is not used in the usual sense of mind but in the sense of aspiring mind, mind aspiring for communion with the Supreme I-consciousness of Shiva."

Emphasis added, since the "I" can be easy to miss.

Discuss your thoughts and impressions.
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