Prasiddhatman, Prasiddhātman, Prasiddhātmā, Prasiddha-atman, Prasiddha-atma, Prasiddhatma: 1 definition


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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Prasiddhātman (प्रसिद्धात्मन्) refers to the “Famous Self” representing one of the five ‘measures’ unfolding the thirty-six metaphysical principles, according to the Ṭīkā (commentary) on the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The stages in the ascent to the End of the Twelve [i.e., dvādaśānta] are understood as phases of the utterance of the syllable OṂ. The texts present the stages of the ascent up to the End of the Sixteen [i.e., ṣoḍaśānta] in a number of ways. The first is found in the Ṭīkā. There we are told that there are five measures, each corresponding to a type of Self (ātman) that pervades a number of finger-breadths of the body as follows: [4) Prasiddhātman—Famous Self: extends from the Heart to the energy in the Cavity of Brahmā on the crown of the head for 36 fingers, ...]. [...]. All thirty-six metaphysical Principles are perceived along with the pervasion of the first five.

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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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