Tattvaparinama, Tattvapariṇāma, Tattva-parinama: 1 definition


Tattvaparinama 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.

In Hinduism

Samkhya (school of philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Prakrti and purusa in Samkhyakarika an analytical review

Tattvapariṇāma (तत्त्वपरिणाम, “elemental manifestations”) refers to an outset of manifestations evolving out of the two types of pariṇāma (change, modification).—Evolution, in ther Sāṃkhya system, means the process of manifestation of effects from their respective causes before manifestation. It is a kind of pariṇāma, which means modification, change or flux. Pariṇāma gives rise to the manifestation of a series of effects right from buddhi down to a blade of grass. At the outset there occurs elemental manifestations or tattvapariṇāma, followed by non-elemental transformation or atattvapariṇāma.

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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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