Anatmapratyaveksha, aka: Anātmapratyavekṣā, Anatman-pratyaveksha; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Anātmapratyavekṣā can be transliterated into English as Anatmapratyaveksa or Anatmapratyaveksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anātmapratyavekṣā (अनात्मप्रत्यवेक्षा).—reflection that there is no spirit or soul (with Buddhists).

Anātmapratyavekṣā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anātman and pratyavekṣā (प्रत्यवेक्षा).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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