Shunyashunya, Śūnyāśūnya, Shunya-ashunya: 5 definitions


Shunyashunya 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.

The Sanskrit term Śūnyāśūnya can be transliterated into English as Sunyasunya or Shunyashunya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Śūnyāśūnya (शून्याशून्य) refers to the “void and non-void”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Practice Yoga [i.e., yogābhyāsa] in the sphere of the Supreme Syllable. The thread (sūtra) of the Supreme Syllable is the heart that fulfils all desires. He who, established in the venerable (goddess) Kujā, knows (this) is liberated from the bondage of birth. (Perfect) contemplation (samādhi) is with (these) sixteen aspects and is (attained) within the form of the sixfold deposition (ṣoḍhānyāsa). He who knows this is (a veritable) Lord of Yogis, the others (who do not) are (just) quoting from books. Once attained the plane that is Void and Non-void [i.e., śūnyāśūnya], the yogi is freed from bondage”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shunyashunya in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Śūnyāśūnya (शून्याशून्य) refers to “that which is void and not void”, according to sources such as the Candrāvalokana and the Anubhavanivedanastotra.—Accordingly, while describing the highest reality through the practice of Śāmbhavī Mudrā: “When the Yogin’s mind and breath have dissolved into his inward focus, while he is looking outwards and below and [yet] also not looking [at anything] with a gaze in which his pupils are unmoving, [then] this, indeed, is Śāmbhavī Mudrā. O guru, by your favour, it is that state of Śambhu which manifests as the [highest] reality free from what is void and not void (śūnyāśūnya-vivarjita). [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shunyashunya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śūnyāśūnya (शून्याशून्य).—emancipation of the spirit even during a person's life (jīvanmukti).

Derivable forms: śūnyāśūnyam (शून्याशून्यम्).

Śūnyāśūnya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śūnya and aśūnya (अशून्य).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śūnyaśūnya (शून्यशून्य):—[=śūnya-śūnya] [from śūnya > śū] mf(ā)n. thoroughly empty or vain (as a speech), S [Śiśupāla-vadha]

2) Śūnyāśūnya (शून्याशून्य):—[from śūnya > śū] n. emancipation of the spirit even during a person’s life (= jīvan-mukti), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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