The 36th Tattva, Shiva Shakti
He who is deluded by your maya sees not while he sees, understands
not while he hears, and knows not the truth while he reads -
Kularnava Tantra

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The "trinity", Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva-Rudra,
Represent the gunas, or qualities of rajas, sattva and tamas.
This is represented by the principles of active, reconciling and negative.
From this triangle come all forms, including the five elements,
through different permutations.

The individual (jiva) forgets their unlimited nature, which is actually one with Shiva-Shakti, considers themselves to be a limited individual (Purusha) with a certain nature (Prakriti). This is a reflection or shadow of the 36th tattva with a mental apparatus which is itself also a reflection of Iccha (Desire), Jnana( Knowledge) and Kriya (Action) Shaktis. The "I", the ahamkar, is the reflection of Iccha. This individual has limited powers of action and knowledge and focuses on the tanmatras, or impression objects, considering themselves to be different from the five verities.

 

The five-foldness (prapancha) of the universe,
The Five Elements
Earth
Water
Fire
Air
Space
The Five Impressions
Scent
Taste
Sight
Touch
Hearing
The Instruments of action
Excreting
Sex
Grasping
Moving
Speaking
The Instruments of sensing
Smelling
Tasting
Seeing
Feeling
Hearing
The Empirical Individual
Prakriti
Ahamkara
Buddhi
Manas
Purusha
Limitation of Maya
Action
Knowing
Desire
Time
Fate
The Five Verities
Kriya
Jnana
Iccha
Shakti
Shiva

In this form, one plays in the world until realising the 36th tattva is Shiva-Shakti itself,
The Universal energy vibrating with the power of sound. The 36 consonants are Shiva
and the 15 vowels are Shakti - the whole being the Universe is as sound.


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