Aptakama, Āptakāma, Apta-kama: 4 definitions



Aptakama 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.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Āptakāma (आप्तकाम) refers to “one whose desires have been fulfilled; a self-satisfied soul”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āptakāma (आप्तकाम).—a.

1) one who has obtained his desire; येनाक्रमन्त्यृषयो ह्याप्रकामाः (yenākramantyṛṣayo hyāprakāmāḥ) Muṇḍa.3.1.6.

2) one who has renounced all worldly desires and attachments.

-maḥ the Supreme Soul.

Āptakāma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āpta and kāma (काम).

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

1) Āptakāma (आप्तकाम):—[=āpta-kāma] [from āpta > āp] mfn. one who has gained his wish, satisfied

2) [v.s. ...] (in [philosophy]) one who knows the identity of Brahman and Ātman

3) [v.s. ...] m. the supreme soul, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

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

Āptakāma (आप्तकाम):—[āpta-kāma] (maḥ-mā-maṃ) a. Satisfied; having obtained one’s wishes.

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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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