Jnanapada, aka: Jñānapada, Jnana-pada; 2 Definition(s)

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Jñānapada (ज्ञानपद) or jñāna refers to the fourth division of the āgamas.—The four classes of devotees (bhakta) or the states of spiritual life somewhat correspond to the four divisions of the Āgamas and the four modes of sādhana, spiritual practice, they entail. Thus, sālokya corresponds to carya, ritual and moral conduct, sāmīpya to kriyā, architectural and iconographic making, sārūpya to yoga, meditation, and sāyūjya ta jñāna, theology and gnosis.

Jñānapada is also known as Uttarapada.

Source: McGill: The architectural theory of the Mānasāra (shaivism)

Jñānapāda (ज्ञानपाद) or Vidyāpāda refers to one of the four divisions of the Śaivāgamas, one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—The jñānapāda deals with the metaphysical aspects of Śaiva school of philosophy. It describes the nature of three entity viz. Pati, Paśu and Pāśa. Pati is the absolute, Paśu is the human being and Pāśa is the controlling factor that is hiding the conscious of soul in reaching the absolute. The testimonies and all other philosophical aspects are also dealt in this section.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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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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