Nirapekshatva, Nirapekṣatva, Nirapeksha-tva: 3 definitions

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Nirapekshatva 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.

The Sanskrit term Nirapekṣatva can be transliterated into English as Nirapeksatva or Nirapekshatva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nirapekshatva in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Nirapekṣatva (निरपेक्षत्व) refers to “indifference (to the world)”, according to the Svacchandatantra verse 4.141-145.—Accordingly, “Next, he should then bring about destruction of the past and future karma for the liberation-seeker, because of his indifference (nirapekṣatva) [to the world]. He should not purify the one [part of karma] that is the prārabdha [karma], [which fuels his present existence]. But for the Sādhaka, he should purify [only] one [part of the] past karma for the purpose of power, and having manifested the past and future karma together, he should initiate [the candidate]. This is the śivadharmiṇī-dīkṣā. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirapekshatva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nirapekṣatva (निरपेक्षत्व):—[=nir-apekṣa-tva] [from nir-apekṣa > nir > niḥ] n. ([Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]) disregard, indifference, independence

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Nirapekshatva in German

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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.

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