Tattva

September 25, 2019

I have been continuing to go deeper in my self study and revisiting the Tattvas. Tattva (/ˈtʌtvə/) is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘thatness’, ‘principle’, ‘reality’ or ‘truth’. According to various Indian schools of philosophy, a tattva is an element or aspect of reality. Studying the Tattvas help us understand our surroundings and our reality on a subtle layer.  In the yoga sutras it states that first we need to see the gross, grosser, grossest layers of our reality then we can focus on the subtle.