Anugrahatmika, Anugraha-atmika, Anugrahātmikā: 1 definition



Anugrahatmika 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)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Anugrahātmikā (अनुग्रहात्मिका) refers to the “gracing others” (i.e., the form of the command that graces others), according to the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—We have seen that there are two degrees of realisation. These correspond to two forms of the Command, one that accomplishes (sādhakājñā) and the other that graces others (anugrahātmikā). The first “awakens the state of purity”. The second is given by the teacher to the disciple who has been purified. This liberates him and so he is fit, as is his teacher, to liberate others. The sign that the first of these has been received is the attainment of these two accomplishments.

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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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