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Dīkşā

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By Jit Majumdar


  1. to give through destroying; to consecrate through giving
  2. initiation; dedication; consecration
  3. the initiating of the disciple, follower, or student by a guru, in a particular religious tradition, through some prescribed set of rituals, to signify that the initiated person has been accepted by the guru as his/her protégé and that his/her spiritual training and development is henceforth the responsibility of the guru, who will give the required guidance to the initiated one; that can be done either by sight, touch, or word and is meant to be a symbolic process that bestows upon the deserving initiated transcendental spiritual knowledge through the destruction of the seeds of sin and ignorance (Vy. Tantra).