(Kāla): “Time” or “Death.” Time seen as a source of relativity, indicating the ephemeral nature of human experiences. (Kalā): “Part,” expressing a limited action or energy; phase of an event; part of a letter or word; creativity. In Kashmir Shaivism, it is one of the thirty-six tattvas (fundamental categories of existence), related to the way in which the Oneness of Shiva Consciousness is divided by the veils of maya (cosmic illusion).