Trika

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Trika literally means ‘science of the three’.

Fundamentals of Trika

Śaivism which primarily deals with three fundamentals is generally called as Trika also. These three fundamentals are:

  1. Pati - God
  2. Paśu - individual soul
  3. Pāśa - bondage

Aspects of Trika

It has three aspects:

  1. Śaivāgamas
  2. Spandaśāstra
  3. Pratyabhijñāśāstra or Kashmir Śaivism


References

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