Antahsthita, Antaḥsthita: 1 definition


Antahsthita 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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Antaḥsthita (अन्तःस्थित) refers to “(that which) exists inside (consciousness)” according to the Utpaladeva’s Vivṛti on Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā 1.5.8-9.—Accordingly, “[...] And insofar as this [inference] produces the realization of this object—[which only] exists inside (antaḥsthita-tadartha) [consciousness at the time when we infer]—thanks to the residual trace of the [past] experience, [and insofar as it produces this realization] as is appropriate [for an object, i.e.] in the form “this” (idantā), it only manifests [this object] as being separated [from the subject, the latter being expressed as “I”]. [...]”.

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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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