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Sat, Cit, Ananda

Sat, Cit, Ananda Siva is Sat (Existence); Uma is Cit (Knowledge); and Skanda is Ananda (Bliss). The three together constitute Brahman who is Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute http://www.murugan.org/research/venkataraman.htm The banyan tree which outlives several other living species also stands for the eternality (sat) associated with the Supreme. The devotees who meditate on Him have their consciousness (cit) illumined and experience bliss (ananda). Thus Dakshinamurti is none other than Sat-cit-ananda. http://www.ssvt.org/deities/Sivagoshta.asp
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