Shivatattva, Shiva-tattva, Śivatattva: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śivatattva can be transliterated into English as Sivatattva or Shivatattva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
1) Śivatattva (शिवतत्त्व):—First of the five successive phases that occur during the unity of Śiva and Śakti (subject and object). Their unity is initiated upon the cosmic process of creation.
2) Śivatattva (शिवतत्त्व, “pure consciousness”):—One of the Thirty-six Tattvas, according to Śaiva doctrine. This is the first or thirty-sixth 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 Śiva-tattva forms part of the group of five Śuddha-tattvas, which together constitue the realm of Śuddha-māyā.Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
Śivatattva (शिवतत्त्व) represents Śiva’s niṣkala form. It is identical with him. Śiva is eternal (nitya) higher than the highest (parātpara), omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, pure, uncomparable (anaupamya), the cause of the cause (kāraṇa-kāraṇa).
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: archive.org: A History of Indian Philosophy
According to the Vatula-tantra, Śiva-tattva is of three kinds:
- sakala and
Shiva-Tattva: As the Universe is the creation of God's Own Mind (the Supreme Intelligence), the first Reality or Tattva naturally is God (Shiva) Himself. This level of Reality consists of Pure, Infinite Consciousness.Source: Nadalila: 36 Tattva
The Benevolent One/Pure Consciousness (Śiva): unlimited absolute consciousness. ”I am” (aham). The formless ground of Reality. Also: the light of manifestation (prakāśa), or consciousness (cit-prakāśa).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Śivatattva (शिवतत्त्व) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—vedānta. Oppert. 4829.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śivatattva (शिवतत्त्व):—[=śiva-tattva] [from śiva] n. Name of [work] on Vedānta
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Ends with: Sadashivatattva.
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 17 - The non-dualistic (advaita) nature of Śiva < [Section 6 - Kailāsa-saṃhitā]
Chapter 29 - The analysis of Vāgartha (vāg-artha) < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
Chapter 10 - Description of Parama Śivatattva < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter XLII - Description of investing a phallic emblem with sacred thread < [Agastya Samhita]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 10 - On the subject of Gauṇa Bhasma < [Book 11]
Chapter 3 - On the glories of the Rudrākṣa beads < [Book 11]
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter XIV - Cit-śakti (the Consciousness aspect of the Universe) < [Section 2 - Doctrine]
Chapter XXIV - Śakti as Mantra (Mantramayi Śakti) < [Section 3 - Ritual]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 7 - Vatula-tantra < [Chapter XXXIV - Literature of Southern Śaivism]
Part 3 - Moral Responsibility and the Grace of God < [Chapter XXXVI - Philosophy of Śrīkaṇṭha]
Part 4 - Śaiva Philosophy according to Bhoja and his commentators < [Chapter XXXVIII - Śaiva Philosophy in some of the Important texts]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)