Uparyupariyoga, Upari-upariyoga: 1 definition


Uparyupariyoga 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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Uparyupariyoga (उपर्युपरियोग) refers to a “series of progressively upward unions”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Realisation requires seven lifetimes. From this perspective, the ‘paścimāmnāya’ is the ‘last’ and ‘final’ teaching one attains in the seventh rebirth. This takes place when the highest realisation attained by Kaula practice rises to its climax in the Śambhava state. The Siddhas attain this state once they have achieved the highest state of the previous six traditions progressively, in six previous lives. These are the ‘six systems’ (ṣaḍidarśana), which arranged in a series of progressively upward unions (uparyupariyoga), culminate in the experience corresponding to the basic state of the following principles. [...] Cf. The Six traditions (ṣaḍdarśana).

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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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