The Hierarchy of Existence #225
Stacked atop the famous 24 Cosmic Principles given by Sankhya Yoga in ancient times, twelve other tattvas, or spandas, grace Shaivism’s version of this list involving multi-faceted existence. This wisdom chart reveals just how full of advanced souls the internal worlds really are, as well as what they have as both powers and restrictions to full illumination. As bondage falls away due to the gaining of abilities gotten from spiritual practice, limitations fall away and the soul ascends in mastery to higher, deeper realms of existence. From striving aspirants on earth, all the way to Siva Himself, the Hierarchy of Existence stands forth as one of India’s finest systems of attainment.