Vajratman, Vajrātman, Vajra-atman: 1 definition


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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vajrātman (वज्रात्मन्) refers to the “self of thunder”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—The Six Wheels (ṣaṭcakra) are the six parts. The inner body of all living beings is modeled on that of the deity. Consisting of the Six Wheels, it is the Body of Thunder (vajrapiṇḍa) or the Self of Thunder (vajrātman) and is said to be the “Kula with six parts” of all embodied beings. Also called the six sheaths (kośa), these six are “the great ocean of the six parts” (ṣaṭprakāra-mahārṇava). The Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya calls them collectively (the reality with) six parts (ṣaṭprakāra) and lists where they are located in the body.

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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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