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vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 8

The duality of exclusiveness being gone, the soul rests for ever unmolested in the presence of its Lord and feels identified with His Being. The cessation of duality and of divided consciousness as effected in this way is variously termed – as nivrtti (… more »

vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 6

It is said the jIva is a part (amsha) of shiva, and hence like Him pure (amala), eternal (nitya), spotless (niranjana), and tranquil (shAnta). Essentially there is not the slightest difference between the two. And when this semblance of distinction due… more »

vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 5

a~Nga is the soul or jIva, so called because it resorts to li~Nga and finds its rest there: It is said to be of three kinds: 1. yogA~Nga 2. bhogA~Nga 3. tyAgA~Nga The first enjoys communion with shiva, the second enjoys bhoga with Him and the thi… more »

vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 3

The sArasvata sUtra states that the shakti, which always resides in the Supreme Self, is called vimarsha when it reposes exclusively in the Self (svasthA): san hR^idayaprakAsho bhavanasya kriyAyA bhavati kartA | sarvakriyA vimarshaH svasthA kShubhitA… more »

vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 1

- By mahAmahopAdhyAya j~nAnaku~njastha shrI gopInAtha kavirAja Though the sect of vIrashaivas or LingAyats holds an important position in the religious history of Southern India, its name, except at Benares, is not perhaps so widely known in the North.… more »