Shunyarupa, Śūnyarūpā, Śūnyarūpa, Shunya-rupa: 2 definitions

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Shunyarupa means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 terms Śūnyarūpā and Śūnyarūpa can be transliterated into English as Sunyarupa or Shunyarupa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Śūnyarūpā (शून्यरूपा) refers to “she whose form is the Void”, and is used to describe Bhairavī, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra.—Accordingly, “From the root (of all things) Śāmbhavīśakti is Bhairavī the energy that is full (bharitā) (of all the energies). [...] She generates the energy of eternal bliss and has merged into the Bliss of Stillness (nirānanda—i.e. Śiva). Blissful and delighted, she is satisfied and her form is blissful [i.e., ānandavigrahā]. She is the supreme Command and her form is the Void [i.e. śūnyarūpā]. She pierces through the moving and immobile (universe). Her nature is the Void (vyomarūpā) and she resides within the secret (guhya) Void (vyoman). The energy that utters itself, she abides as 100,000 repetitions of mantra. She is Kāmeśvarī who, as the power of the will (kāmaśakti), has comes forth from the centre of the Point”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Śūnyarūpa (शून्यरूप) refers to the “empty form”, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Śrī Heruka, the breath in the mouth of the four mothers, The holy letter Yaṃ, the knowledge of non-duality, Thus He!, thus He!, thus empty form (śūnyarūpa), thus departed form, Abiding nowhere, (thus) observe emptiness”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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