Citsvabhava, Citsvabhāva, Cit-svabhava: 1 definition
Citsvabhava 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chitsvabhava.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Citsvabhāva (चित्स्वभाव) [=citsvabhāvaka?] refers to “consisting of consciousness” and is used to describe Kaula, 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, [while expounding Kaula and the Nine Kaulas]—“I praise Kaula that is completely without stain. Devoid of beginning, middle and end, it is pure, consists of consciousness (citsvabhāvaka), is unmanifest and without foundation”.
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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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 18 - Citsukha’s Interpretations of the Concepts of Śaṅkara Vedānta < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]