Cittattva, Cit-tattva: 1 definition
Cittattva 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 Chittattva.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Cittattva (चित्तत्त्व) refers to the “awareness-principle”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā 3.2.11.—Accordingly, “And this Awareness-principle (cittattva), consisting of [unlimited] Agency, [becomes] limited—[though] it is strengthened by partial agency (kalodbalita)—abiding as a [mere] attribute in a person whose [habitual] nature is unconscious, [identifying as he does with] the void, [prāṇa, mind,] and [body].”.
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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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 4.24 < [Chapter 4 - Jñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Transcendental Knowledge)]
Verse 18.20 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
Verse 4.25 < [Chapter 4 - Jñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Transcendental Knowledge)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)