Aparantajnana, Aparāntajñāna, Aparanta-jnana: 2 definitions


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aparāntajñāna (अपरान्तज्ञान):—[=aparānta-jñāna] [from apara] n. prescience of one’s latter end.

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

Aparāntajñāna (अपरान्तज्ञान):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) (In the Yoga philosophy.) Foreknowledge of death; one of the perfections of a Yogin: sopakramaṃ nirupakramaṃ ca karma tatsaṃyamādaparāntajñānamariṣṭebhyo vā i. e. ‘action (the consequence of which is preservation of life) is either deliberate or not; from the highest degree of meditation on it results the prescience of death, or also from ominous symptoms (such as one perceives in himself, when one loses the powers of hearing, seeing &c.—ādhyātmika—, or from apparitions of ghosts, Manes &c.—ādhibhautika—, or from divine visions as that of the paradise, of the Siddhas &c.—ādhidaivika qq. vv.). E. aparānta and jñāna.

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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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