From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
- the feeling or experience of non-separation; the experience or state of one not being without the other
- the united, non-dual state of Śiva and Śakti when the two principles are conjoined and acquire and single non-dual entity, blending and merging into each other and experiencing oneself in each other, yet simultaneously retain their own identities as the knower and knowledge, the consciousness and the conscious, the Power and the Powerful, the Bliss and the Blissful, and the absolute Truth and also the witness of that Truth. It is the primordial phenomena of creation, or the first throb, which leads to the manifold manifestation of the universe (T. Śāstra).