Siva Tattva: 1 definition



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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Kashmir Saivism

Siva Tattva: From Parama Siva, Supreme Siva. Siva has the Will power of Prakasa and the Manifest Power of Vimarsa Sakti. He is the origin of Vibration. The Siva Tattva is the First Spanda (Vibration, Pulsation, Throb) of Parama Siva. Siva Tattva is full of Ichcha Sakti, Jnana Sakti and Kriya Sakti (Desire or Will, Knowledge and Action). In this combined state of Siva and Sakti, the individual soul on its ascent feels that he is Siva Himself. The individual soul (Yogi) that has a felicitous ease of move up and down these Tattvas is a complete individual. This has a special bearing in Kundalini yoga. Siva having that ease of move up and down between Sivaness and state of individuality is the Reality of Siva. Siva that descends but cannot ascend is the state of reality of individuality.

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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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