Kaulasadbhava, Kaulasadbhāva, Kaula-sadbhava: 1 definition


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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kaulasadbhava in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Kaulasadbhāva (कौलसद्भाव) refers to the “essence of Kaula”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The New Moon (Amā) dissolves away into the half-measure and the half-measure into the plane of the Nameless. O god, the Nameless is Kula where the lord is Kuleśvara. I praise that Kula, the essence of Kaula [i.e., kaulasadbhāva], the venerable ocean of knowledge”.

2) Kaulasadbhāva (कौलसद्भाव) refers to the “essence of Kaula” which is amṛta (“nectar”)—(symbolizing the means to attain immortality), according to the Kaulajñānanirṇaya.—Accordingly, “[...] O beloved, one must break though the door which, endowed with consciousness, is sealed with the Five Seals (of the lower Wheels) and is well obstructed by the chain (of the door). Break through the End of the Twelve, which is such, by means of the activity of Śakti. (The letters) that are goddesses and Yoginīs present on the plane of the Wheel of the Phonemes (mātṛcakra) merge into the Wheel of the Sky-faring goddesses, (and so in this way) generate the supreme nectar [i.e., paramāmṛta]. O goddess, without nectar how, O beloved, (can one attain) immortality [i.e., amaratva ]? Nectar is the essence of Kaula [i.e., kaulasadbhāva]”.

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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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