Cicchuddhi, Cit-śuddhi, Cit-shuddhi: 1 definition

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Cicchuddhi 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.

The Sanskrit term Cit-śuddhi can be transliterated into English as Cit-suddhi or Cit-shuddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chichchhuddhi.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Cicchuddhi in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Cicchuddhi (चिच्छुद्धि) refers to the “purification of the consciousness” (on one of the six paths), according to the Jayadrathayāmala, Ṣaṭka 1 verse 13.3–18::—Accordingly, “[...] Besides (bhūyas) the nirvāṇadīkṣā bestowing liberation is of many kinds: śivadharma-dīkṣā, lokadharma-dīkṣā and the initiation which kills quickly, causing the body to fall. [The initiation] which reveals everything through the attainment of Śiva through the performance of post-initiatory rites once the three bonds (i.e. the three impurities) have ceased due to the purification of the consciousness (cicchuddhi) on one [of the six] paths, [that] initiation is known to be the śivadharmadīkṣā, which bestows the attainment of liberation because it is contrary to the mundane practice. [...]”.

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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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