From bija or Sakti (also called Sabda-
brahma, Parasakti or Paradevata) proceed
the 23 tattvas or cosmic principles, viz.,
mahat, ahankara, the ten indriyas and
the mind, the five subtle elements and
the five gross elements like the earth,
water etc. Together with Sakti, they
From the apara-bindu, identified with
Siva, proceed the five deities viz.,
Sadasiva, Isana, Rudra, Visnu and
Brahma. By adding seven more principles
like purusa (the individual soul) and kala
(time), the total number of tattvas is raised
In the human body, Sakti resides as
the sahasrara in the crown of the head,
resembling a lotus of a thousand petals.
there it merges with Siva, resulting in
moksa or liberation for that individual
The jiva or the individual soul is
none other than Siva himself, with his
freedom covered over or limited by avidya
or nescience, also called anava-mala, the
impurity that makes him appear small.
Through spiritual disciplines, the most
important aspect of which is upasana or
worship and meditation, on Sakti as Devi
or Divine Mother, he is liberated, attaining
unity with the Deity.
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