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Durgā Sūktam - dimensions of Agni

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Durgā Sūktam - dimensions of Agni

Brahman in context of Agni

In a Vedic context of Agni Brahman can refer to “That’ness before time and space”. In Tantra practice Shiva / Shakti defines the “Ultimate reality in equilibrium”. Here the Rig Veda and Tantra have in common that they refer to the fundamental quality is Light (as in Prakasa).

With reference Vigyan’ Bhairav’ Tantra Shiva represents illuminating and enlightening Light (Agni). Shakti represents Light that becomes reflected on itself, which is called Vimasha in the Vedic literature. Shiva / Shakti correspond to Prakasa / Virmasha.

Tattvas rising

Prakasa / Virmasha give rise (unfold Clear Light) to the Tattvas (“That’ness”) down to the five classical elements Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth.