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A Siddha in Sanskrit means "One who is accomplished" and refers to perfected masters who have transcended the Ahamkara (Ego or I-maker), have subdued their minds to be subservient to their Awareness, and have transformed their bodies composed of dense Rajo-tama Gunas into pure Satvic light. This is purportedly accomplished only by persistent meditation over many lifetimes. Ahamkara is a Sanskrit term that refers to egoism, that is the ego of ones self, the identification of ones own ego. ... The Sanskrit word guna (guṇa) has the basic meaning of string or a single thread or strand of a cord or twine. In more abstract uses, it may mean a subdivision, species, kind, and generally quality. In Classical literature In Classical literature (e. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into guna. ...


A Siddha has also been defined to refer to one who has attained a Siddhi. The Siddhis as paranormal abilities are considered emergent abilities of an individual that is on the path to Siddhahood, and do not define a Siddha, who is established in the Pranav - the Aum, which is the spiritual substrate of creation. The Siddhi in its pure form means "the attainment of flawless identity with Reality (Brahman); perfection of Spirit." // 1. ... A termite cathedral mound produced by a termite colony: a classic example of emergence in nature. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Devanagari Aum Aum (also Om or Ohm, ॐ) is the most sacred syllable in Hinduism, symbolizing the infinite Brahman and the entire Universe. ...


Tamil Nadu Tradition of Siddhahood

In old Tamil, "Siththu" means "of Siva", thus Siththar refer to "the disciples of God Siva" . In South India, a Siddha refers to a being who has achieved physical as well as spiritual perfection or enlightenment. The ultimate demonstration of this is that Siddhas allegedly attained physical immortality. Thus Siddha, like Siddhar or Cittar (indigenisation of Sanskrit terms in Tamil Nadu) refers to a person who has realised the goal of a type of Sadhana and become a perfected being. In Tamil Nadu, South India, where the Siddha tradition is practiced, special individuals are recognized as and called Siddhas, or Siddhars or Cittars, who are on the path to that assumed perfection after they have taken special secret Rasayanas to perfect their bodies, in order to be able to sustain prolonged meditation along with a form of Pranayama which reduces the number of breaths taken by them considerably. This article is about the Hindu God. ... Immortality (or eternal life) is the concept of existing for a potentially infinite, or indeterminate, length of time. ... In old Tamil, Siththu means of Siva, thus Siththar refer to the disciples of God Siva . Legend says that God Siva and Lord Muruga prescribed the sciences of the study of the eternal mind and the perfection of health, and the science of Tamil traditional medicine, to their beloved disciple... Sadhana means spiritual exercise in Hinduism. ... Categories: Wikipedia cleanup | Stub ... Pranayama is the fourth limb of Raja Yoga expounded in the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali. ...


Siddha medicine is a form of medical treatment of diseases using substances of all possible origins in a way that balances the possible harmful effect of each substance. This form of medicine was professed and practised by Siddhars who wrote their recipes on palm-leaves for the use of future generations. Siddha medicine was developed by outstanding Dravidians (ancient Tamils), locally called Cittars. Preparations are made mainly out of the parts of the plants and trees such as leaves, bark, stem, root etc, but include also mineral and some animal substances. This form of medicine is still today well known in South India. The use of metals like gold, silver and iron powders (Sanskrit bhasma) in some preparations is a special feature of Siddha medicine, which claims it can detoxify metals to enable them to be used for stubborn diseases. This claim is especially relevant in the case of mercury which is relatively often used in the system; that means medicine containing purified mercury should only be received from a highly qualified practitioner of the art. In old Tamil, Siththu means of Siva, thus Siththar refer to the disciples of God Siva . Legend says that God Siva and Lord Muruga prescribed the sciences of the study of the eternal mind and the perfection of health, and the science of Tamil traditional medicine, to their beloved disciple... The Dravidian Race is the name sometimes still given to the peoples of southern and central India and northern Sri Lanka who speak Dravidian languages, the best known of which are Tamil (தமிழ்), Telugu (తెలుగు), Kannada and Malayalam. ... The Tamil people are an ethnic group from South Asia with a recorded history going back more than two millennia. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Atomic mass 55. ... General Name, Symbol, Number mercury, Hg, 80 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 6, d Appearance silvery white Atomic mass 200. ...


Due to the obscurity of the art and practice of becoming a Siddha, many false prophets of this art have arisen. A general sign of genuinity of a Siddha is the fact that he does not advertise himself, but is going into hiding. Generally Siddhas are continually itinerant, and do not gather a following. Most practitioners of Siddha medicine are not Siddhas themselves, but use some of the remedies described by Siddhas.


See also

Agastyar, also spelled Agathiar or Agasthiar, is considered as the first and foremost person of Siddha. ... Thirumoolar also spelt Tirumular or Thirumular is one of the 18 Siddhars. ... The Sanskrit word Nath is the proper name of a siddha sampradaya (initiatory tradition) and the word itself literally means Lord, Protector, or Refuge. ... Siddha Yoga is a spiritual group teaching traditional Hindu or yogic practices both in India and in the West. ...

External links

  • Spanda Yoga Meditation: About Siddha page
  • Shaivism Home page

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