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 exegesis.
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


Works Cited:

*Philosophical Foundations of India*
By Theos Bernard, Ph.D.
Philosophical Publishing House, 1947
pp. 129-130
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