Showing posts with label mahavakya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mahavakya. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is A Mahavakya In Hindu Literature And Speech?

 

 ("extensive utterance") Short remarks from the Upanishads, speculative literature dubbed "great" because they disclose the fundamental essence of existence and the Self.

Tat tvam asi ("that thou art") is a well-known mahavakya that expresses the Self's union with Brahman.

Ayamatma Brahman ("This Self is Brahman"), sarvam idam khalu Brahman ("Truly, this world is Brahman"), aham brahmasmi ("I am Brahman"), and prajnanam Brahman ("Knowledge is Brahman") are some more well-known utterances.

In the jump philosophy propounded by the philosopher Sureshvara, these big words are most essential.

Complete freedom, according to leap philosophers, is achievable but beyond of our immediate control, since it cannot be obtained by a precisely stated series of causes and consequences.

When a person whose understanding has been cleansed hears one of these mahavakyas, the deep truth in the speech gives the flash of insight that delivers complete freedom of the soul, according to Sureshvara's understanding (moksha).


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Hinduism - Who Are The Kitawara?

 

One of four major organizational groups of the Dashanami Sanyasis, renunciant ascetics who are devotees (bhakta) of the god Shiva; the other three divisions are Bhuriwara, Bhogawara, and Anandawara.

Each of these organizations is based in one of the four monastic centers (maths) that philosopher Shankaracharya is said to have founded.

Each of the 10 Dashanami divisions is linked to one of the four Vedas, one of the "great utterances" (mahavakyas) conveying the ultimate truth, a specific ascetic trait, and one of the four Vedas.

The Kitawara group is associated with the Sharada math at Dwaraka, and so with India's western quarter.

The Sama Veda is the Veda of the Kitawara.

Their mahavakya is "tattvamasi" ("That thou are"), and their ascetic quality is eating just a little amount of food.

Tirtha and Ashrama are the Dashanami divisions connected with this group. 



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