Agamashastra, Āgamaśāstra, Agama-shastra: 5 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Āgamaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Agamasastra or Agamashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Āgamaśāstra (आगमशास्त्र) (or Gauḍapādakārikā) is the name of a philosophical work attributed to Gauḍapāda.—After he was blessed with the intuitive wisdom of the Absolute, must have taught those who gathered round him the truth he had discovered and embodied it in a work which came to be called the Āgamaśāstra or Gauḍapāda-kārikā. It is an exposition of a short but important Upaniṣad called the Māṇḍūkya, which is counted as one of the principal Upaniṣads by all the schools of Vedānta. Besides the Māṇḍūkyakārikā, other works are also attributed to Gauḍapāda.
Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).
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Āgamaśāstra (आगमशास्त्र).—Name of a supplement to the माण्डूक्योपनिषद् (māṇḍūkyopaniṣad).
Derivable forms: āgamaśāstram (आगमशास्त्रम्).
Āgamaśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āgama and śāstra (शास्त्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Āgamaśāstra (आगमशास्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Gauḍapādīyabhāṣya.
2) Āgamaśāstra (आगमशास्त्र):—by Gauḍapāda. Cs 3, 59 (Prakaraṇa 2 and 3 wanting). C. by Śaṅkarācārya. Cs 3, 38 (first Prakaraṇa). 3, 59 (Prakaraṇa 2 and 3 wanting). Cc. by Ānandatīrtha. Cs 3, 59 (Prakaraṇa 2 and and 3 wanting).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āgamaśāstra (आगमशास्त्र):—[=ā-gama-śāstra] [from ā-gama > ā-gam] n. ‘a supplementary manual’, Name of a supplement to the Māṇḍūkyôpaniṣad (composed by Gauḍa-pāda).
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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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Partial matches: Shastra, Agama.
Starts with: Agamashastravivarana.
Full-text: Mandukya Karika, Gaudapadakarika, Tantra, Gaudapada acarya, Gaudapada, Shilpin, Agama.
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Mahayana Buddhism and Early Advaita Vedanta (Study) (by Asokan N.)
Chapter 3.1 - The Mandukya-karika or Gaudapadiya-karika
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Consciousness in Gaudapada’s Mandukya-karika (by V. Sujata Raju)
Chapter 2: A Study of Māṇḍūkya Kārikā and its Origin
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Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 184 [Eligibility for attainment of release from Saṃsāra] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter CLXXIII - Brahma gita or a lecture on spirituality < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
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