Anandadayini, Ānandadāyinī, Ananda-dayini: 2 definitions


Anandadayini 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Anandadayini in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ānandadāyinī (आनन्ददायिनी) refers to “that which gives bliss”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as Bhairava explains: “I will tell (you) in brief about the Command [i.e., ājñā] that gives bliss [i.e., ānandadāyinī]. (First the Command) is contemplated in the form of a lightning flash situated in the middle of the Triangle (in the End of the Twelve). Then (the teacher) should cause it to be experienced in the other body (i.e. that of the disciple) entering by the Cavity of Brahmā. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Anandadayini in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Ānandadāyinī (आनन्ददायिनी) refers to “that which bestows bliss”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] Salutations to you, the guru, who are the embodiment of the bliss of the natural [no-mind] state and whose nectar [in the form] of words, kills the delusion which is the poison of rebirth. [This] imperishable and untainted knowledge stimulates the [Yogin’s] nectar. [This] extraordinary no-mind [knowledge] is superior [to all other knowledge because it] bestows bliss (ānandadāyinī). [...]”.

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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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