Bodhapancadasika by Abhinavagupta II
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.
2. This Being is called Lord Siva. He is the nature and
existence of all beings. The external objective world is
the expansion of His Energy and it is filled with the
glamour of the glory of God Consciousness.
This One Being of infinite light is called Lord Siva and the
external collection which makes up the objective world is His
Energy (sakti). The external world is nothing more than the
expansion of His Energy. It is not separate from His Energy. This
Energy is filled with the radiance of the glory of God Consciousness.
And so we see that Lord Siva is the Energy holder, and the
universal state of the objective field is His Energy, His Sakti.
Retirado de Self Realization in Kashmir Shaivism The Oral Teachings of Swami Lakshmanjoo
Foreword by Lance Nelson