Sadasiva Tattva: 1 definition


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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Kashmir Saivism

Sadasiva or Sadakhya Tattva: His Will (Ichcha Sakti) exhibits knowledge and Action (Jnana and Kriya Saktis). There are now Aham and Idam (I and This), which Siva experiences. The subject is Aham and the object is Idam. Aham is the First Emphasis; Idam is the second. Aham has become aware of Idam (This). Idam at Sadasiva stage is an outline, an image in the early stages of formation of the universe. It is of the nature of Idanta (This-ness) before it becomes a full-blown Idam (This). In Sadasiva Tattva, the universe is vague (Asphuta--not very distinct). The appearance of Asphuta Idam registers in the Consciousness along with Aham; thus He experiences He is the world (Aham asmi idam). That is registering of duality in Consciousness, in a subject-object configuration--I am This. In the upward movement of the soul from Isvara Tattva, the individual soul feels one with the Transcendental Siva. Here the individual self feels the Self is in the universe.

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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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