Akasharupa, Ākāśarūpa, Akasha-rupa: 1 definition


Akasharupa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Ākāśarūpa can be transliterated into English as Akasarupa or Akasharupa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Ākāśarūpa (आकाशरूप) refers to “one whose form is like the (supreme) ether”, according to the Yogabīja (verse 76cd-78ab; Cf verse 51-53).—Accordingly, “The wise [Yogin] burns his body, consisting of the seven Dhātus, with the fire [stoked by Haṭhayoga]. His diseases and torments such as deprivation and physical harm vanish, and he remains embodied, his form [like] the supreme ether (parama-ākāśarūpa). What more can be said? He does not die”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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