Aparamarthika, Apāramārthika, Aparamārthika: 3 definitions


Aparamarthika 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Aparamarthika in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Aparamārthika (अपरमार्थिक) refers to “that which is not the ultimate reality”, according to the Tantrāloka.—Accordingly, “Ultimate reality (paramārtha) shines even in this, the lower subject who is not the ultimate one (aparamārthika) as it does in the intellect, vital breath and the body—because the vital breath and the rest are not separate from the Light which is pure consciousness (cinmātra). By virtue of the freedom of that (reality, they all possess) two qualities; thus (although) they are insentient, they constitute the body of consciousness. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aparamarthika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apāramārthika (अपारमार्थिक):—[=a-pāramārthika] mf(ī)n. not concerned about the highest truth.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apāramārthika (अपारमार्थिक):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-kaḥ-kī-kam) Not referring to the supreme truth, illusory. E. a neg. and pāramārthika.

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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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