On 11/3/2014 4:52 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
Kashmiri Shaiva teachings deviate from the Kevala Advaita of Shankara.
They are Tantra teachings only and although theoretically interesting,
they lack the uncompromising directness of Shankara's Upanishad
The Vedanta doctrine contends that there is only one ultimate reality
which never changes; therefore the manifest world is an *appearance*
only. Kashmir Saivism contends that there is only one reality, but it
has two aspects; therefore the manifestation is real. This is based on
the argument that the effect cannot be different from its cause.
According to Theos Bernard, Kashmir Saivism teaches that consciousness
alternates between two phases, rest and action. You can easily see the
relation to TM practice when you consider that this is almost exactly
what MMY said at Squaw Valley!/
//"In both deep sleep and transcendental consciousness there is no
consciousness of objects. But this objective consciousness is present in
an unmanifest *seed* form in deep sleep while it is completely
transcended in the turiya." - //Mandukya Upanishad
*Philosophical Foundations of India*
By Theos Bernard, Ph.D.
Philosophical Publishing House, 1947