Rasatattva, Rasa-tattva: 1 definition
Rasatattva 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Rasatattva (रसतत्त्व, “tast”):—One of the Thirty-six Tattvas, according to Śaiva doctrine. This is the thirtieth or seventh tattva (when counting in reverse). These primary principles (tattva) represent the different manifestations of Brahman (universal consciousness) which together form the basis of our experiences. The Rasa-tattva forms part of the group of twenty-four Aśuddha-tattvas, which together constitue the realm of Aśuddha-māyā. It also forms part of the sub-group named Tanmātra (‘senses’).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Tattva, Rasa.
Starts with: Rasatattvasara.
Full-text: Rasatattvasara, Tanmatra, Rasa, Ashuddhatattva.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.7.72-73 < [Chapter 7 - Pūrṇa (pinnacle of excellent devotees)]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
Shat-cakra-nirupana (the six bodily centres) (by Arthur Avalon)
Verse 40 < [Section 7]
Serpent Power (Kundalini-shakti), Introduction (by Arthur Avalon)