Ajna, aka: Ājñā, Ajña; 5 Definition(s)
Ajna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Ājñā (आज्ञा).—A name of Lalitā.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 17. 19.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Ajna, meaning “command' or 'summoning”, is the sixth primary chakra according to Hindu tradition. The Ajna chakra is positioned in the stomata directly behind the center of the forehead. Its ksehtram, or superficial activation site, is in the eyebrow region at the position of the “third eye”. The seed syllable is Aum, or "Pranava Om", the supreme sound.
Function: Ajna translates as 'command' and is considered as the eye of intuition and intellect. When something is seen in the mind's eye, or in a dream, it is being 'seen' by Ajna. It is a bridge that links gurus with disciples, allowing mind communication to occur between two people. The sense organ and action organ associated with Ajna is the mind.(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
Ajña (अज्ञ).—a S Unlearned or unknowing.
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ājñā (आज्ञा).—f (S) An order, injunction, command. ājñā vandaṇēṃ To reverence (obey) an order. Ex. ājñā vandōna nighālā tēvhāṃ || Also tumacī ājñā vandilī ājñēnirāḷā Contrary to order.
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ājñā (आज्ञा).—. Add as a phrase:--ājñā dēṇēṃ To discharge or dismiss (from service, an office, or any attendance). A phrase in polite style.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ajña (अज्ञ).—a Unlearned or unknowing.
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ājñā (आज्ञा).—f An order, command. ājñā vandaṇēṃ Reverence (obey) an order.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Ajña (अज्ञ).—a. [na jānāti, jñā-ka. na. ta.]
1) Not knowing, unaware of, unconscious, devoid of knowledge or experience; अज्ञो भवति वै बालः (ajño bhavati vai bālaḥ) Ms.2.153; ज्ञाज्ञौ (jñājñau) (jñaḥ īśvaraḥ ajñaḥ jīvaḥ) the knowing and unknowing, supreme and individual soul.
2) Ignorant, unwise, foolish, silly, stupid (said of men as well as animals); अज्ञः सुखमाराध्यः (ajñaḥ sukhamārādhyaḥ) Bh.1.3, Pt.2.3.
3) Inanimate; not endowed with the power of understanding (acetana.)
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Ājñā (आज्ञा).—9 P. To know, understand, learn, obtain information, ascertain, notice, perceive. -Caus. (jñāpayati)
1) To order, command, direct.
2) To assure.
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Ājñā (आज्ञा).—[ā-jñā-aṅ] P. आतश्चोपसर्गे (ātaścopasarge) P.III.3.16.
1) An order, command; तथेति शेषामिव भर्तुराज्ञाम् (tatheti śeṣāmiva bharturājñām) Ku.3.22.
2) Permission, allowance.
3) Power of arrangement; नैवार्थेन च कामेन विक्रमेण न चाज्ञया । शक्या दैवगतिर्लोके निवर्तयितुमुद्यता (naivārthena ca kāmena vikrameṇa na cājñayā | śakyā daivagatirloke nivartayitumudyatā) || Rām.6.11.25.(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Search found 17 books and stories containing Ajna, Ājñā or Ajña. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.83 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha: The Spiritual Kingdom]
Verse 2.1.219 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
Verse 1.5.130 < [Chapter 5 - Priya: The Beloved]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 15: Sermon on dharmadhyāna < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 31 - Instruction in perfect wisdom < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
Chapter 5 - Knowledge of paśupati principle < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
Chapter 7 - The principle of Śiva (2) < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Note (1): The three faculties of understanding (tri-indriya) < [Part 3 - The three faculties of understanding]
Appendix 4 - Arhathood of Mahākāśyapa < [Chapter LI - Seeing all the Buddha Fields]