Lokojjhita, Loka-ujjhita: 1 definition


Lokojjhita 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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Lokojjhita (लोकोज्झित) refers to “(one who is) free of mundane (observances)”, according to the Tantrāloka 15.23c–24b.—Accordingly, “There are two types of Sādhakas. The one following the Śaiva dharma [i.e. Śivadharmī] is free of mundane [observances] [i.e., lokojjhita-sthiti]. The lokadharmī Sādhaka is desirous of fruits, rooted in meritorious [actions] and free of impure [actions]”.

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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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