Japadhyana, Japadhyāna, Japa-dhyana: 1 definition
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Japadhyāna (जपध्यान) refers to “recitation and meditation”, according to the Kiraṇatantra chapter 49 (dealing with vratacaryā).—Accordingly, “Garuḍa spoke: ‘You have taught me, O great Lord, the activities of the Neophyte, the Putraka and the Ācārya. Tell me those of the Sādhaka’. The Lord spoke: ‘The excellent Sādhaka [should be] full of sattva, firm, capable of endurance, his mind fixed on [his] mantra, unassailable, of great wisdom, looking impartially on mud, stones and gold engaged, regular in [the performance of] oblations, always devoted to recitation and meditation (japadhyāna-rata), dexterous in the dispelling of obstacles, firm in [the practice of his] religious observance, calm, pure. [...]’”.
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Lakulisha-Pashupata (Philosophy and Practice) (by Geetika Kaw Kher)
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
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