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12 Energies in Kashmir Shaivism By Claudia Dose

12 Energies in Kashmir Shaivism By Claudia Dose



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12 Energies in Kashmir Shaivism
Claudia Dose
12 Energies in Kashmir Shaivism
Claudia Dose

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12 Energies in KashmirShaivism
ByClaudia Dose
These twelve abstract paintings were inspired by theIndian philosophic viewpoint of the twelve femaleforces (collectively known as Kali in Indian Philosophy)represening the
twelve energies
in nature and inones own body.Through these twelve energies this universe is created,maintained and destroyed, and therefore Kali is oftencalled Ma, or the mother of the universe. On a day today basis it is these same twelve energies whichconnect our inner senses with the world around us.
1. In the primary force She is present in the firstimpulse of any perception.2. In the second She is direct perception.3. The third She is the appeased state where the
curiosity of perception has ended.4. In the fourth She winds up the state of thinking and perceiving and again resides in herown nature. These four states of Kali operate inthe objective world.5. As she takes on the fifth state the impressionsof the objective world appear as faint clouds in aclear blue sky. Here one feels, "I have destroyedduality."6. In the sixth state these clouds disappear andone begins to feels oneness.7. As the seventh energy She destroys allremaining doubts and suspicions that hold oneback on the path to enlightenment.8. In the eighth state She absorbs the energies of cognition into Herself. These four states of energy operate in the cognitive world.9. In the ninth state the limited ego, which holdsthe twelve organs of cognition, is dissolved.10. In the tenth the function of time still exists.11. However, when She enters the 11th state,

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