15 Verses on Awakening by Abhinavagupta.pdf - Bodha-pañca-daśikā ‘Fifteen Verses on Awakening’ by Śr� Abhinava Gupta Composed ca 995 A.D in

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1 Bodha-pañca-da ś ik ā ‘Fifteen Verses on Awakening’ by Ś r ī Abhinava Gupta Composed ca. 995 A.D. in Kashmir, India. Transcribed, edited, and translated by Christopher Tompkins Drawn from previously un-studied manuscripts acquired by C.T. in Kashmir (2012) Manuscripts A Research and Publication Department, Jammu and Kashmir Government Library, Srinagar; Sanskrit Catalog # 805; paper; Śā rad ā script. B Research and Publication Department, Jammu and Kashmir Government Library, Srinagar; found in Sanskrit Catalog folder #1540 (unattested in the Catalog ); paper; Śā rad ā script. C Research and Publication Department, Jammu and Kashmir Government Library, Srinagar; Sanskrit Catalog # 2389.1; paper; Śā rad ā script. D Research and Publication Department, Jammu and Kashmir Government Library, Srinagar; Sanskrit Catalog # 1586.8; paper; Śā rad ā script.
2 Depiction of Abhinava Gupta, teaching in Kashmir Valley, ca. 1000 A.D. “I, Abhinava Gupta, have composed these 15 verses for heart-opened students who have little regard for pedantic teaching, in order to trigger their immediate awakening.” Fifteen Verses on Awakening. anastamita-bh ā r ū pas tejas āṃ tamas ā m api | ya eko 'ntar yad anta ś ca tej āṃ si ca tam āṃ si ca || 1 || The One whose light never wanes in all [manifestations] of light or
3 darkness is the One who sustains all [manifestations] of light and darkness. sa eva sarva-bh ā v ā n āṃ svabh ā va parame ś vara | bh ā va-j ā ta hi tasyaiva ś aktir īś varat ā -may ī || 2 ||

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