Avyaktarupin, Avyakta-rupin, Avyaktarūpin, Avyaktarūpī, Avyakta-rupi, Avyaktarupi: 2 definitions


Avyaktarupin 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.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Avyaktarūpin (अव्यक्तरूपिन्) refers to “one whose form is unmanifest” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Brahmayāmala-tantra (or Picumata), an early 6th century Śaiva text consisting of twelve-thousand verses.—Accordingly: while describing the aspectless Śiva (which is beyond the mind): “[Śiva], the agent of grace for all, has the form of the supreme effulgence, and is pervasive, with form unmanifest (avyaktarūpin), beyond mind, and great”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Avyaktarupin in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Avyaktarūpin (अव्यक्तरूपिन्) refers to “one having an unmanifest forms”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.1 (“Description of Tripura—the three cities”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to the sons of Tāraka-Asura: “O Asuras, there cannot be invariable indestructibility. Please desist from asking for it. Seek some other boon whatever you wish. O Asuras, a creature is born, dies and will be born surely. But no one will be free from old age or death in this world. Except Śiva (khaṇḍaparaśu) the destroyer of Death, and Viṣṇu all else are mortals. These two are the supervisers of virtue and evil and have manifest and unmanifest forms (avyaktarūpin) [paramāvavyaktau vyaktarūpiṇau]. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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