Ahankaratattva, aka: Ahankara-tattva, Ahaṅkāratattva; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Ahaṅkāratattva (अहङ्कारतत्त्व, “ego, identity”):—One of the Thirty-six Tattvas, according to Śaiva doctrine. This is the fifteenth or twenty-second tattva (when counting in reverse). These primary principles (tattva) represent the different manifestations of Brahman (universal consciousness) which together form the basis of our experiences. The Ahaṅkāra-tattva forms part of the group of twenty-four Aśuddha-tattvas, which together constitue the realm of Aśuddha-māyā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Ahamkara-Tattva: The offshoot of Buddhi-Tattva, it represents the Power of Personality or Identity whereby the Soul creates or builds a sense of Identity for himself out of sense perceptions, emotions, thoughts and memories. Hence it is called Ahamkara or "I-maker".

Source: Veda (wikidot): Hinduism

Ego (ahaṅkāra): the I-maker; identity. “A persistent contraction of awareness in the form of a collection of self-images that causes suffering through artificial self-limitation.”

Source: Nadalila: 36 Tattva

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Ahamkara
ahaṅkāra (अहंकार).—m Pride; conscious feeling; conceit; assertion of personality.
Shivatattva
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Shuddhavidyatattva
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Shaktitattva
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Ishvaratattva
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Sadashivatattva
The still-benevolent one (Sadāśiva): first differentiation. “I am this.” (aham-idam). associ...
Buddhitattva
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Mayatattva
Illusion (māyā)–“supreme veil”, “the world-source” (jagad-yoni), the power of differen...
Kalatattva
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Vidyatattva
Limited knowledge (vidyā): “the illusion that what we can know of the absolute is limited”. ...
Niyatitattva
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Ragatattva
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Purushatattva
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Manastattva
Mind (manas): thought, attention, sense-process.

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