Vacasiddhi, Vācāsiddhi, Vaca-siddhi: 1 definition



Vacasiddhi 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vachasiddhi.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vacasiddhi in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vācāsiddhi (वाचासिद्धि) refers to the “accomplishment of speech”.—The highest attainment is that of the Command itself (ājñāsiddhi). This is also called the Accomplishment of Speech (vācāsiddhi). The Command is the absence of bondage. This condition is transmitted from “mouth to mouth” along the chain of the transmission within the Kula (kulakrama) (i.e. the spiritual lineage) and so the Command is the Accomplishment of Speech, which has the power to transmit not just the teachings but also liberation itself.

According to the Kubjikāmatatantra, the Accomplishment of Speech (vācāsiddhi) is the highest of a series of sixteen states (avasthā) experienced by those who practice Yoga (yogābhipanna). According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, it is a special and specific accomplishment attained by practicing the Vidyā of the seven Yoginīs. The Kumārikākhaṇḍa promises that the regular recitation of the Mālinīstava and the contemplation of its seed-syllables will bring about a “divine penetration” (divyāveśa) and with it, the grace of the Accomplishment of Speech (i.e., vācāsiddhi).

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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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