Vidrutarasa: 1 definition

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Vidrutarasa 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)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Vidrutarasa (विद्रुतरस) refers to “(the maxim of) liquid mercury”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī (KSTS vol. 65, 348, commentary on Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā III.2.19).—Accordingly, “In the [process of] transmutation by the “one taste” that is [the fundamental] “I,” when, (B):—[...] or when [objectivity] is completely destroyed or ‘liquefied’—i.e. in the state Beyond the Fourth, the level of Goddess-consciousness, as it were—according to the maxim of liquid mercury (vidrutarasa-nyāya) thoroughly digesting the remaining ‘gold,’ i.e. the power of the impression(s) of that [objectivity], which [now] have the appearance of gold [i.e., radiant and soft] due to having been thoroughly penetrated by the innate form of that [‘I’/rasa], [...]”.

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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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