Bodhapancadasika by Abhinavagupta I
Fifteen Verses of Wisdom
TODAY I AM GOING TO TALK ABOUT A SHORT
text entitled “Fifteen Verses of Wisdom” (bodhapancadasika) by
Abhinavagupta, the great master of all aspects of Kashmir
Saivism. These fifteen verses provide a brief exposition, and capture
the essence, of the doctrine of Kashmir Saivism.
1. The brilliance of the One Being’s light does not vanish
in external light or in darkness because all light and
darkness resides in the supreme light of God Consciousness.
The light of a candle is outshined by the light of the sun but the
radiance of that One Being’s light is not outshined by external
light or overshadowed by darkness. This is because all external
light and darkness reside in that Supreme light of Consciousness.
Retirado de Self Realization in Kashmir Shaivism The Oral Teachings of Swami Lakshmanjoo
Foreword by Lance Nelson