Mayavyapta, Māyāvyāpta, Maya-vyapta: 1 definition


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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Māyāvyāpta (मायाव्याप्त) refers to “Māyā’s pervasion” (i.e., Māyā pervades this world), according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as the Goddess Kumārī said to Ṛṣi Vyāsa said: “Vyāsa’s state is nothing (real). O Śaṃkara, (there is nothing) of mine (I can give) you. [...] Māyā pervades [i.e., māyāvyāpta] this world and the entire mobile and immobile universe. Māyā is the supreme Nirvāṇa. Māyā is the supreme delusion. Māyā, the whore, is the source (yoni) (of the universe). Māyā is the sacrifice (yāga) without consciousness. Māyā is maṇḍala and mantra. Māyā is the ocean of the principles (of existence). Māyā is Śakti. Śiva is Māyā. Due to Māyā, Śaṃkara (appears as) a sage. [...]”.

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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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