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==Roots of Divyabhāva==
 
==Roots of Divyabhāva==
 
The tantras are the scriptures of the Śakti-cult. They categorize the sādhakas or spiritual aspirants into three groups according to their bhāvas or dispositions. They are:
 
The tantras are the scriptures of the Śakti-cult. They categorize the sādhakas or spiritual aspirants into three groups according to their bhāvas or dispositions. They are:
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==Characteristics of Divyabhāva Followers==
 
==Characteristics of Divyabhāva Followers==
* The sādhakas with the divyabhāva are highly sāttvik by nature.
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*The sādhakas with the divyabhāva are highly sāttvik by nature.
* They keep themselves meticulously clean, wear clean clothes and the the rudrākṣa beads.   
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*They keep themselves meticulously clean, wear clean clothes and the the rudrākṣa beads.   
* They display religious marks like:
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* They display religious marks like Tripuṇḍra, Bhasma, Vibhuti.
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* They perform their religious rites like sandhyā, japa and pujā with faith and devotion.
 
* They perform their religious rites like sandhyā, japa and pujā with faith and devotion.
 
* They are well-versed in the Vedas and the scriptures of their cults.
 
* They are well-versed in the Vedas and the scriptures of their cults.

Revision as of 19:22, 26 February 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Divyabhava, DivyabhAva, Divyabhaava


Divyabhāva literally means ‘divine disposition’.

Roots of Divyabhāva

The tantras are the scriptures of the Śakti-cult. They categorize the sādhakas or spiritual aspirants into three groups according to their bhāvas or dispositions. They are:

Paśubhāva
Vīrabhāva
Divyabhāva

Characteristics of Divyabhāva Followers

  • The sādhakas with the divyabhāva are highly sāttvik by nature.
  • They keep themselves meticulously clean, wear clean clothes and the the rudrākṣa beads.
  • They display religious marks like Tripuṇḍra, Bhasma, Vibhuti.
  • They perform their religious rites like sandhyā, japa and pujā with faith and devotion.
  • They are well-versed in the Vedas and the scriptures of their cults.
  • They always speak the truth and keep the highest standards of morality and ethics.
  • They constantly strive for the attainment of devatābhāva or divine identity.

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore