Turyavastha, Turya-avastha, Turyāvasthā: 2 definitions

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Turyavastha 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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Turyavastha in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Turyāvasthā (तुर्यावस्था) refers to the “transcendent state called the Fourth”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā III.2.12.—Accordingly, “But when, through realizing [that the divine] qualities such as all-pervasiveness and eternality apply to oneself, by having the experience of the [real] “I” whose nature is [unqualified] freedom—[an experience] pointed out by the guru’s instruction and other methods that I have explained—[and] having therefore emerged as it were from [identification with] the objective knowables of the Void etc., and [as a result] abiding [in one’s real nature], then that is the [transcendent] state [called] the Fourth (turyāvasthā). [...]”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Turyavastha in Shaktism glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (shaktism)

Turyāvasthā (तुर्यावस्था) refers to the “fourth state”, according to the Jñānārṇavatantra (verse 1.24).—Accordingly, “At the beginning of sleep and the end of waking, there is the state whose nature is a mere tremor and which has reached fullness. It is the fourth state (turyāvasthā), the supreme digit”.

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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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