Kamabhoga, Kāmabhogā, Kama-bhoga, Kāmabhoga: 7 definitions
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Kāmabhoga (कामभोग) refers to the “enjoyment of passion”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] After she [i.e., the Goddess—Kubjikā] had enjoyed herself for some time on the banks of both (lakes) [i.e., Mahocchuṣma and Nīla], she whose limbs are the universe and the principles of existence, gazed upon (the goddess of the place). She was made haughty by the enjoyment of passion (kāmabhoga-kṛta-āṭopā) and burnt with (the fire of) the Lord of Love (vasantatilaka). (Herself) melting with desire (icchayā), she caused the three worlds to melt (with that same desire)”.—(cf. Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā verse 1.36-37, 4.5, 4.26-132)
Note: The form of the goddess is, as one would expect, particularly erotic in Kāmarūpa. There she is ‘made haughty by the enjoyment of passion’ (kāmabhoga-krṭa-āṭopā). Her aroused erotic nature is symbolized by her fluidity; she melts and flows. She is also arousing, causing ‘the three worlds’ to melt and flow by the force of her desire (icchā). Thus, in a mantra she is addressed as ‘she who causes sperm to flow’ (śukradrāviṇī).
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kāmabhogā (कामभोगा).—(pl.) sensual gratifications; प्रसक्ताः कामभोगेषु (prasaktāḥ kāmabhogeṣu) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 16.16.
Derivable forms: kāmabhogāḥ (कामभोगाः).
Kāmabhogā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and bhogā (भोगा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāmabhoga (कामभोग).—m. sensual enjoyment, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 37, 2.
Kāmabhoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and bhoga (भोग).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kāmabhoga (कामभोग):—[=kāma-bhoga] [from kāma] m. [plural] gratification of desires, sensual gratification, [Nalopākhyāna; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kāmabhoga refers to: enjoyment of sensual pleasures, gratification of desires S. I, 74 (sāratta —°esu giddhā kāmesu mucchitā); Th. 2, 464; It. 94 (-°esu paṇḍito who discriminates in worldly pleasures); J. II, 65;
Note: kāmabhoga is a Pali compound consisting of the words kāma and bhoga.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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