Akrama, 1 Definition(s)
Akrama 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.
Śaivism (Śaiva philosophy)
Akrama (अक्रम, “trans-sequential”).—The word krama may be employed in two different ways e.g., the relative as well as the absolute. As a relative expression it calls for its counter-entity (pratiyogin) in akrama (trans-sequential) and signifies a particular phenomenon of our experience. In the phenomenal realm when the different operations of our cognitive apparatus and psychoses are directed to the grasp of external multiplicity, the whole situation is reckoned as krama. Likewise, when the phenomenal level is transcended by diverting the same mechanism towards the trans-phenomenal, non-dual, undifferentiated reality, everything is automatically realized in its essentially trans-sequential character. This phenomenon is designated as akrama.
On the other hand, as an absolute expression the word krama stands for the same ‘akrama’ reality which remains always continuous, eternally potential, self-subsistent immediate and indeterminate. It is this reality that constitutes the supreme ideal of the krama doctrine and marks the terminus of the entire spiritual adventure advocated by the system.Source: Google Books: The Krama Tantricism of Kashmir
Śaiva (शैव, shaiva) or Śaivism (shaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Śiva as the supreme being. Closeley related to Śāktism, Śaiva 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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