Adhyatmayoga, Adhyātmayoga, Adhyatma-yoga: 5 definitions


Adhyatmayoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Adhyatmayoga in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Adhyātmayoga (अध्यात्मयोग) refers to the “Yoga of the Soul”, according the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] We eulogise Thee, the imperishable supreme Brahman, the omnipresent whose features are unmanifest, who can be attained by the Yoga of the Soul (adhyātmayoga) and is complete”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Adhyātmayoga (अध्यात्मयोग) refers to “meditation on the (indivisible) self”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] Therefore, having abandoned divisible objects through meditation on the indivisible self (niṣkala-adhyātmayoga), the breath disappears. After that, the mind [disappears] and because of the disappearance. of the [mind], liberation [occurs]. Having reflected thus [on this sequence], O adepts, make an effort to obtain the natural, pure, undivided and unchangeable no-mind [state] right from the start. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adhyatmayoga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhyātmayoga (अध्यात्मयोग).—[ātmānaṃ kṣetrajñamadhikṛtya yogaḥ] concentration of the mind on the Ātman drawing it off from all objects of sense.

Derivable forms: adhyātmayogaḥ (अध्यात्मयोगः).

Adhyātmayoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adhyātma and yoga (योग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Adhyātmayoga (अध्यात्मयोग) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—yoga. Burnell. 112^b.

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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

[«previous next»] — Adhyatmayoga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adhyātmayōga (ಅಧ್ಯಾತ್ಮಯೋಗ):—[noun] (phil.) the act of withdrawing oneself from the objects of the senses and meditating on the Supreme.

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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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