Hathat, Haṭhāt, Haṭhat: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Haṭhat (हठत्) (Cf. Haṭhapāka) means “consigned in an instant”, according to the Tantrāloka 3.259cd-262.—Accordingly, “The masters have said that the form (of consciousness) that transcends limiting conditions is of two types according to whether it comes about by the non-arising of limitations or by their cessation (praśama). Again, (their) cessation is of two kinds, according to whether it takes place peacefully or by a process of violent digestion (haṭha-pākakrama) brought about (in an instant by Bhairava) who is called the One Who Delights in Devouring Completely and whose nature is perpetually aflame. This (manner of) cessation, which is brought about by violent digestion, is the third type. It burns the fuel of differentiation (bheda) and is (particularly) worthy of being taught. All existing things consigned in an instant (haṭhata) to the fire that burns in the stomach of one's own consciousness abandon the division of relative distinctions and thus fuel it by their power.

2) Haṭhāt (हठात्) refers to a “great force” according to the Jayadrathayāmala verse 1.45.104-105ab.—Accordingly, “If, having properly sustained the unfolding of the Śāmbhava (state) which is the sixteenth (energy of the Moon) that is merged within (universal) motion and, within the plane of the Fire of Time, one should know that then the god, by virtue of (that) great force (haṭhāt), is the very powerful Haṭhakeśvara”.

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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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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Haṭhāt (हठात्):—(ind) forcibly; suddenly, all of a sudden.

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