Malinivijayottaratantra, Mālinīvijayottaratantra, Malinivijayottara-tantra: 1 definition


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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: The Yoga of the Mālinīvijayottaratantra

Mālinīvijayottaratantra (मालिनीविजयोत्तरतन्त्र), a Śaiva Tantra of the Trika commented on extensively by the celebrated Kashmirian exegete Abhinavagupta. This Tantra attempts to integrate competing systems of yoga into a framework of apperceptive levels, states of lucidity and Kaula immersions. the Mālinīvijayottara presents not a single yoga but attempts to integrate a whole plethora of competing yogic systems. At the core of this integration lie homologies of phenomenological gradations involving primarily three series: the (a) seven experients (pramātṛ), the (b) four immersions of Kaula yoga (piṇḍādi), themselves already correlated with four stages of gnostic development (sarvatobhadrādi) and the (c) five states of lucidity (jāgradādyavastha). The basis of the whole system is the “fifteen- fold division [in apperception]” (pañcadaśa-bhedana), an important innovation of the Mālinīvijayottara extensively applied in the detailed “conquest of the levels of reality” (tattvajaya) and elsewhere.

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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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