Adhimana, Adhimāna: 3 definitions



Adhimana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

adhimāna : (m.) undue estimate of oneself.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Adhimāna, (adhi + māna) undue estimate of oneself M.II, 252; A.V, 162 sq. (Page 29)

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Adhimana, (n.-adj.) (adhi + mano) (n.) attention, direction of mind, concentration Sn.692 (adhimanasā bhavātha). ‹-› (adj.) directing one’s mind upon, intent (on) J.IV, 433 (= pasannacitta); V, 29 (an°; v. l. °māna). (Page 29)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Adhimāna (अधिमान).—m. (= Pali id.; Sanskrit abhimāna; compare adhimānika, °nin, ādhimānika), pride, arrogance, haughtiness, overbearing behavior: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 13.5; 57.8; 481.5; Mahāvyutpatti 1947; Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 1465.2 (see adhimanyati); Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 47.5 (follows māna and abhimāna); niradhimāna-tā (see this). Also occurs as v.l. for text abhimāna, e.g. Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 37.1, 5; 38.14; 44.7.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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