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Finding the Hidden Self: A Study of the Shiva Sutras

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Roger Worthington, PhD

Western philosophers have searched throughout the ages for the elusive entity called consciousness, but nowhere has it been captured better than in the Shiva Sutras. The Shiva Sutras are an unquestionably demanding set of verses, containing a compact exposition of spiritual philosophy. It is said that any seeker who accepts the challenge of deeply contemplating this text will come to understand the divine revelations of Lord Shiva, the creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe.

Finding the Hidden Self is an exploration of the Shiva Sutras, which was written to make this ancient scripture easily accessible and understandable to the Western seeker. The sutras describe the creative principle behind the universe and how it manifests to human consciousness.

About the Author

Roger Worthington, PhD, has studied Eastern Philosophy for nearly thirty years and specializes in classical Indian Philosophy, in particular the philosophy of yoga. He has a master's degree from Keele University in England and a doctorate in philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


A new translation of the Shiva Sutras, one of the greatest of Sanskrit texts, is welcome... Roger Worthington has succeeded in getting into the spirit of the meaning enshrined in the aphorisms. His translation will provide a sure guidance to those who wish to penetrate into the sacred precincts of the eternal gnosis as preserved in Hindu texts.

--Jeanine Mill, author of The Vedas and The Vision of Cosmic Order in the Vedas

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 2002, Current edition 2018
ISBN: 978-0-89389-185-1
144 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

Eastern Philosophy

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