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Siddhanta Gnana Ratnavali – CHAPTER IX ON MUKTI OR MOKSHA

227) Question : What is mukti? Answer : Emancipation from Pasa or Mala Bandha and attaining Bliss or Ananda Anubhava. 228) Question : Can the emancipated soul come back? Answer : It cannot come back just as river once amalgamated with the ocean cannot come back. 229) Question : How is soul amalgamated with God […]

Siddhanta Gnana Ratnavali – CHAPTER VII

208) Question : What is the first Sadana or practice for emancipating oneself from Pasa and attaining Bliss? Answer : To acquire learning and to act up to it. 209) Question : What is the second mode of attaining Bliss? Answer : To obtain initiation in the presence of a spiritual teacher. 210) Question : […]

Siddhanta Gnana Ratnavali – CHAPTER VI ON PASA (BOND OR IMPURITY)

162) Question : How many kinds of Pasa are there? Answer : Three kinds of bandams which fetter the soul are:- 1. Anavam (Ignorance the souls’s inherent impurity or imperfection). 2. Karma (the sum total of human action, involved as cause and effect, producing pleasure and pain, and causing rebirths). 3. Maya (cosmic matter). 163) […]

Siddhanta Gnana Ratnavali – CHAPTER V ON PASU (SOUL)

135) Question : What is meant by Pasu? Answer : That which is bound, soul. 136) Question : By what is it bound? Answer : By anavamala or soul’s inherent impurity or imperfection. 137) Question : What is the other name for atma which is bound by anavamala? Answer : Anu or atom. 138) Question […]

Siddhanta Gnana Ratnavali – CHAPTER III GENERAL

59) Question : Do eyes have light? Answer : Yes. 60) Question : Does nothing come out of nothing? Answer : No. 61) Question : Which is prior, either cause or effect? Answer : Cause is prior to the effect. 62) Question : What is reality? Answer : That which exists will exist, that which […]

Siddhanta Gnana Ratnavali – CHAPTER II ON TATVAS

40) Question: What is Tatvam? Answer: Real objects or an ever-existent entity. 41) Question: How many kinds are there? Answer : Atmatatvam, Vidyatatvam, Sivatatvam. 42) Question: How many kinds of Atmatatvam are there? Answer: Twenty four, they are:- 1. Prithvi (Earth) 2. Appu (Air) 3. Theyu (Fire) 4. Vayu (Air) 5. Akas (Ether) Nos. 1-5 […]

Siddhanta Gnana Ratnavali – CHAPTER I ON PROOF

SIDDHANTA GNANA RATNAVALI: FIRST LESSON / CHAPTER I: ON PROOF 1) Question : What is Pramana? Answer : Proof or measure. 2) Question : What is instrument of proof? Answer : Intelligence of the Soul. 3) Question : How many kinds of Pramana are there? Answer : Three kinds. 4) Question : What are they? […]

Qanda on Shaiva Siddhanta | Siddhanta Gnana Ratnavali

In this section, the basic information of the Shaiva Siddhanta Philosophy is given in the form of questions and answers. These are from the great works of JM Nallasami Pillai. For a much detailed information on Shaiva Siddhanta you can see: Siddhanta Gnana Ratnavali – CHAPTER I ON PROOF Siddhanta Gnana Ratnavali – CHAPTER II […]

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