Tapoyogin, aka: Tapas-yogin; 1 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Tapoyogin (तपोयोगिन्) refers to “one who desists from injuring others [etc.]”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.17. Accordingly, “[...] As for those who are devoted to activities and those who both refrain from and indulge in activities, the gross Praṇava is recommended. [...] Tapoyogin is the one who desists from injuring others, restains all external sense organs, takes limited quantities of food and performs worships. [...] A pure man shall obtain liberation only step by step, beginning with Sālokya as a result of being purified by the worship of Śivayogins with sixteen services and homage”.

Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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