Dhyanasamvidya, Dhyānasaṃvidya, Dhyana-samvidya: 1 definition
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Dhyānasaṃvidya (ध्यानसंविद्य) refers to the “agreed mediation”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 10.39-45]—“[...] He worships with a mixture of white sandalwood, dust-colored powdered camphor, seeds, grain, and sesame, [mixed together] with white sugar [that has been] combined with ghee and milk. All meditation done with effort and volition is the highest, etc. [and] causes one to thrive, etc. If, while [performing the agreed mediation (dhyānasaṃvidya—dhīrdhyānasaṃvidyasya)], worshiping with Mṛtyujit [in mind, the king] obtains great peace [mahāśanti] instantly”.
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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