Adhyatmashastra, Adhyātmaśāstra: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Adhyātmaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Adhyatmasastra or Adhyatmashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Adhyātmaśāstra (अध्यात्मशास्त्र) is the name of a manuscript related to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with topics as absorption (laya), yogic powers (siddhi) and liberation, presented in the form of a dialogue between Īśvara and Vāmadeva.—There are two manuscripts of the Amanaska from Pune with the names Ādhyātmaśāstravicāra (P2 ) and Adhyātmaśāstra (P3 ). The first is augmented by many additional Sanskrit verses which have been scattered throughout the original text of the Amanaska, whereas the second has no additional verses, but is accompanied by a large commentary in Marathi. Both the additional Sanskrit verses and the Marathi commentary make these manuscripts unique, and their different names appear to reflect this.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhyātmaśāstra (अध्यात्मशास्त्र).—n S A treatise upon, or the science of spirit.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Adhyātmaśāstra (अध्यात्मशास्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Aṣṭāvakra. Pet. 729. See Aṣṭāvakragītā.

2) Adhyātmaśāstra (अध्यात्मशास्त्र):—vedānta. Pet. 729. Io. 100. 2202. Oxf. 227^b. Paris. (D 59 d). Hall. p. 125. B. 4, 42 (and—[commentary]). Ben. 68. 69. Tu7b. 8. Rādh. 5. NW. 298. 324. Np. V, 170 (and—[commentary]). Burnell. 96^a. P. 12. 19. Bhk. 30. Poona. 442 (and—[commentary]). H. 226. Proceed. Asb. 1865, 139. Oppert. 6867. Ii, 8004. Rice. 134. Peters. 2, 191. 3, 391.
—[commentary] Hall. p. 125. Oppert. Ii, 8005.
—[commentary] by Pūrṇānandatīrtha. NW. 326.
—[commentary] by Bhāsurānanda. NW. 310.
—[commentary] by Mukunda Muni. B. 4, 42.
—[commentary] Adhyātmapradīpa by Viśveśvara. [Mackenzie Collection] 11. Io. 100. 2202. Hall. p. 123. L. 2493. Khn. 54. B. 4, 42. Ben. 69. Oudh. Ix, 10. 16. (Ātmānubhava). Xiii, 90. H. 226. Peters. 3, 391.
—[commentary] by Vijñāneśvara (?). B. 4, 42.

Adhyātmaśāstra has the following synonyms: Aṣṭāvakragītā, Avadhūtānubhūti.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhyātmaśāstra (अध्यात्मशास्त्र):—[=adhy-ātma-śāstra] [from adhy-ātma] n. Name of [work]

[Sanskrit to German]

Adhyatmashastra in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adhyātmaśāstra (ಅಧ್ಯಾತ್ಮಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ):—[noun] = ಅಧ್ಯಾತ್ಮವಿದ್ಯೆ [adhyatmavidye].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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