Hridayakasha, Hṛdayākāśa, Hridaya-akasha: 1 definition


Hridayakasha 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.

The Sanskrit term Hṛdayākāśa can be transliterated into English as Hrdayakasa or Hridayakasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

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Source: The Taittiriya-upanishad

Hṛdayākāśa (हृदयाकाश):—Now the Śruti declares that the hṛdaya-ākāśa, the bright space in the heart, is the proper place for the contemplation and immediate perception of that Brahman whose limbs the other Gods are, just as the sālagrāma stone is the proper place for the contemplation of Viṣṇu. Indeed, when contemplated there, that Brahman is immediately perceived in all His attributes,—as formed of thought and so on,—as the āmalaka fruit is seen in full when held in the palm. It is necessary also to declare the path by which to attain to the state of the universal Self. (See Taittirīya-Upaniṣad 1.6 with Śaṅkarāchārya’s commentary)

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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