The Joyous Meditation Teachings of Lorin Roche


Tamas-Darkness, “Led into darkness”


kiñcij jñātaṃ dvaitadāyi bāhyālokas tamaḥ punaḥ |
viśvādi bhairavaṃ rūpaṃ jñātvānantaprakāśabhṛt || 86 ||


tamas
támas [p= 438,1] [L=82894]
darkness , gloom (also pl.) RV. (°ma , práīta , " led into darkness " , deprived of the eye's light or sight , i , 117 , 17) &c
438,1] [L=82895]
Mn. iv , viii f. VP. ii , 6 , 4 Ma1rkP. xii , 10
438,1] [L=82896]
rāhu (also m. L. ) R. VarBr2S. v , 44 VarBr2. ii VarYogay. Su1ryas.
438,1] [L=82897]
khya phil. one of the 5 forms of a-vidyā MBh. xiv , 1019 Sa1m2khyak. &c ; one of the 3 qualities or constituents of everything in creation [the cause of heaviness , ignorance , illusion , lust , anger , pride , sorrow , dulness , and stolidity ; sin L. ; sorrow Kir. iii ; » gua and cf. RTL. p. 45] Mn. xii , 24 f. and 38 Sa1m2khyak. &c ) RV. v.31 , 9 R. ii S3ak. Ra1jat. v , 144
438,1] [L=82898]
of a son (of śravas MBh. xiii , 2002 ; of daka i Sch. ; of pthu-śravas VP. iv , 12 , 2)
438,1] [L=82899]
cf. timira ; Lat. temere &c ])
támas [p= 438,2] [L=83008]
, &c » col.1.
(H2) n.
[p= the darkness of hell , hell or a particular division of hell
[p= the obscuration of the sun or moon in eclipses , attributed to
[p= mental darkness , ignorance , illusion , error (in
[p= N.
[p= ([
(H1) °



See also these different word formations:


 tamogua
tamo--gua [L=82950]
the quality of darkness or ignorance (» támas) W.
(H3) m.

 tamomaya
tamo--maya [L=82984]
(ī)n. consisting or composed of or covered with darkness VarBr2S. v , 3 BhP. iii Ma1rkP. &c
tamo--maya [L=82985]
the mind enveloped with darkness (one of the 5 forms of avidyā in khya phil.) , vlii , 15
(H3) mf
(H3B) m.

mahātamas
mahā́--tamas [p= 796,1] [L=159650]
" gross (spiritual) darkness " , N. of one of the 5 degrees of a-vidyā BhP.
(H3) n.