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Shakti And Shakta (Paperback)

John Woodroffe

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Agama, which governs according to its followers the Kali-yuga, is itself divided into several schools or communities of worshippers. One of these divisions is the Shakta. It is with Shakta doctrine and worship, one of the forms of Brahmanism, which is again a form of the general Bharata Dharma, that this book deals. The Shakta is so called because he is a worshipper of Shakti (Power), that is, God in Mother-form as the Supreme Power which creates, sustains and withdraws the universe. His rule of life is Shaktadharma, his doctrine of Shakti is Shaktivada or Shakta Darshana. God is worshipped as the Great Mother because, in this aspect, God is active, and produces, nourishes, and maintains all. Theological Godhead is no more female than male or neuter. God is Mother to the Sadhaka who worships Her Lotus Feet, the dust on which are millions of universes. The Power, or active aspect of the immanent God, is thus called Shakti.

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Imprint: Nuvision Publications
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2007
First published: April 2007
Authors: John Woodroffe
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 431
ISBN-13: 978-1-59547-920-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Philosophy of religion > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Philosophy of religion > General
LSN: 1-59547-920-1
Barcode: 9781595479204

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