Aham, aka: Ahaṃ, Ahaṁ; 3 Definition(s)
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ahaṃ : (nom. sing. of amha) I.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Ahaṃ, (prom.) (Vedic ahaṃ = Av. az∂m; Gr. e)gw/(n); Lat. ego; Goth. ik, Ags. ic, Ohg. ih etc.) pron. of 1st person “I”. ‹-› Nom. sg. ahaṃ S.III, 235; A.IV, 53; Dh.222, 320; Sn.172, 192, 685, 989, 1054, 1143; J.I, 61; II, 159. — In pregnant sense (my ego, myself, I as the one & only, i. e. egotistically) in foll. phrases: yaṃ vadanti mama . . na te ahaṃ S.I, 116, 123; ahaṃ asmi “I am” (cp. ahaṃkāra below) S.I, 129; III, 46, 128 sq.; IV, 203; A.II, 212, 215 sq.; Vism.13; ahaṃ pure ti “I am the first” Vv 8450 (= ahamahaṃkārā ti VvA.351). — Gen. Dat. mayhaṃ Sn.431, 479; J.I, 279; II, 160, mama S.I, 115; Sn.22, 23, 341, 997; J.II, 159, & mamaṃ S.I, 116; Sn.253 (= mama C.), 694, 982. — Instr. mayā Sn.135, 336, 557, 982; J.I, 222, 279. — Acc. maṃ Sn.356, 366, 425, 936; J.II, 159; III, 26, & mamaṃ J.III, 55, 394. — Loc. mayi Sn.559; J III 188. The enclitic form in the sg. is me, & func- tions in diff. cases, as Gen. (Sn.983; J.II, 159), Acc. (Sn.982), Instr. (J.I, 138, 222), & Abl. — Pl. Nom. mayaṃ (we) Sn.31, 91, 167, 999; J.II, 159; VI, 365, amhe J.II, 129, & vayaṃ (q. v.). — Gen. amhākaṃ J.I, 221; II, 159 & asmākaṃ Sn.p. 106. — Acc. amhe J.I, 222; II, 415 & asme J.III, 359. — Instr. amhehi J.I, 150; II, 417 & asmābhi ThA.153 (Ap. 132). — Loc. amhesu J.I, 222. ‹-› The enclitic form for the pl. is no (for Acc. dat & Gen.): see under vayaṃ.
—kāra selfishness, egotism, arrogance (see also mamaṃkāra) M.III, 18, 32; S.II, 253; III, 80, 136, 169 sq.; IV, 41, 197, 202; A.I, 132 sq.; III, 444; Ud.70; Nett 127, and freq. passim. (Page 91)
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.
ahaṃ (अहं).—pron S I. Ex. tō ahaṃ mhaṇūna basalā āhē.
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ahaṃ (अहं).—ind Interjection expressing disapprobation, dissent &c.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.7.120 < [Chapter 7 - Jagad-ānanda: The Bliss of the Worlds]
Verse 1.3.77 < [Chapter 3 - Prapancatita: Beyond the Material World]
Verse 1.1.20 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma: On the Earth]
Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)
Text 5 < [First Stabaka]
Text 30 < [Second Stabaka]
Text 41-42 < [Second Stabaka]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 8 - Ajñāna and Ego-hood (ahaṃkāra) < [Chapter XXIX-XXX - Controversy Between the Dualists and the Monists]
Part 2 - Interpretation of Brahma-sūtra I. 1. 1 < [Chapter XXVI - Madhva’s Interpretation of the Brahma-sūtras]
Part 3 - God and His Powers < [Chapter XXXIII - The Philosophy of Jiva Gosvāmī and Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇā]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 4 - Arhathood of Mahākāśyapa < [Chapter LI - Seeing all the Buddha Fields]
Part 10 - Looking in the manner of the elephant, etc. < [Chapter LI - Seeing all the Buddha Fields]
Part 13 - Carrying out abhisaṃbodhi, preaching and conversions all in the same day < [Chapter LI - Seeing all the Buddha Fields]