Adhyatmavidya, Adhyātmavidyā, Adhyatma-vidya: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhyātmavidyā (अध्यात्मविद्या).—knowledge of the supreme spirit or आत्मन् (ātman), theosophical or metaphysical knowledge (the doctrines taught by the Upaniṣads &c.); °विद्या विद्यानां वादः प्रवदतामहम् (vidyā vidyānāṃ vādaḥ pravadatāmaham) Bg.1.32 (adhyātmavidyā nyāyavaiśeṣikamate dehabhinnatvena, sāṃkhyādimate prakṛtibhinnatvena ātmanaḥ svarūpādipratipādikā, vedāntimate tu brahmābhinnatvena iti bhedaḥ; sarveṣāṃ mate'pi ātmatattvajñānarūpatvāttasyā adhyātmavidyātvam.). त्रयी विग्रह- वत्येव सममध्यात्मविद्यया (trayī vigraha- vatyeva samamadhyātmavidyayā) M.1.14;

Adhyātmavidyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adhyātma and vidyā (विद्या). See also (synonyms): adhyātmajñāna.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhyātmavidyā (अध्यात्मविद्या).—f. the same, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 10, 32.

Adhyātmavidyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adhyātma and vidyā (विद्या).

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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. 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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