Cittabheda, aka: Citta-bheda; 3 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chittabheda.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Cittabheda (चित्तभेद) or Lakṣyabheda refers to the “selection of a suitable path and goal which will confer the desired Perfections and/or liberation” and is dealt with in the Yogapāda section of the Mālinīvijayottara’s, which is concerned with the conquest of the levels of reality (tattvajaya).

Source: The Yoga of the Mālinīvijayottaratantra
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Cittabheda (चित्तभेद).—

1) difference of view.

2) inconsistency, inconstancy.

Derivable forms: cittabhedaḥ (चित्तभेदः).

Cittabheda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citta and bheda (भेद).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cittabheda (चित्तभेद).—m.

(-daḥ) Inconsistency, contrariety of purpose or will. E. citta, and bheda difference.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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