Cicchakti, Citśakti, Cit-shakti: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Citśakti can be transliterated into English as Citsakti or Citshakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chitshakti.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Google Books: Lakṣmī Tantra: A Pāñcarātra Text

Citśakti (चित्शक्ति):—“The citśaktis existing in the subtle bodies (usually) journey through the transient world from life to death. Only when in consequence of good deeds individuals acquire true knowledge of God, do these subtle bodies of the jīvas cease to exist, but not before that. Virāj’s gross body, otherwise referred to as brahmāṇḍa, and the other four types of (gross) bodies of the embodied (jīvas viz. yonija, aṇḍaja, svedaja and udbhijja), go to make up my bhautikī creation; and this ends my consideration of creation.” (See the Lakṣmī-tantra 12.45-47, called “The fivefold divine functions”)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Cicchakti (चिच्छक्ति) refers to “potency that relates to the cognizant aspect of the Supreme Lord. By this śakti, He knows Himself and causes others to know Him. Knowledge of the Absolute Reality is only possible with the help of this potency”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Cicchakti (चिच्छक्ति) refers to:—The potency that relates to the cognisant aspect of the Supreme Lord. By this potency, He knows Himself and causes others to know Him. Knowledge of the Absolute Reality is only possible with the help of this potency. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Cicchakti (चिच्छक्ति) refers to:—The internal spiritual energy of the Lord. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Cicchakti (चिच्छक्ति) refers to the “power of consciousness”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Above, in the reality without defects, (she is) the will (icchā) which is the Gander (haṃsa i.e. Unstruck Sound). She knows the mantra, which is mad with the passion for expansion. She is the power of consciousness (cicchakti) and her nature is consciousness (bodha). Established in the End of the Sixteen, she pervades the Void and discerns (cinoti) (reality) in the Darkness (of Māyā). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Cicchakti in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cicchakti (चिच्छक्ति).—f S (cit & śakti) The perceptive, sentient, or intelligent principle; the intellect or mind.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

citśakti (चित्शक्ति).—f The divine mind as a śakti.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Cicchakti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cicchakti (चिच्छक्ति).—f. mental power, intellectual capacity.

Derivable forms: cicchaktiḥ (चिच्छक्तिः).

Cicchakti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cit and śakti (शक्ति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cicchakti (चिच्छक्ति):—[=cic-chakti] [from cic > cit] (-śak) f. mental power, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha xv.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Cicchakti in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cicchakti (ಚಿಚ್ಛಕ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] the spiritual power of a person.

2) [noun] (phil.) the pure consciousness.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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