Atmabhava, Ātmabhāva, Atman-bhava: 11 definitions


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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Atmabhava in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Ātmabhāva (आत्मभाव) refers to “one’s own (inner) state”, according to the Sarvajñānottara verse 20.34-39.—Accordingly, while discussing the culmination of detachment (for the process of attaining the no-mind state): “Having abandoned those feelings connected with his region, caste, his caste-class and religious disciplines, the wise should meditate on his own [inner] state. Abandoning all such feelings as ‘this is [my] mantra’, ‘this is [my] deity’, ‘this is [my] meditation’ [or] ‘this is [my] austerity’, he should meditate on his own [inner] state (ātmabhāva). [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Atmabhava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ātmabhāva (आत्मभाव).—

1) existence of the soul; संयोग एषां न तु आत्मभावात् (saṃyoga eṣāṃ na tu ātmabhāvāt) Śvet.1.2.

2) the self proper, peculiar nature.

3) the body.

Derivable forms: ātmabhāvaḥ (आत्मभावः).

Ātmabhāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and bhāva (भाव).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ātmabhāva (आत्मभाव).—m. (rarely nt.), (= Pali attabhāva, listed by Pali Lex. among words denoting body, Critical Pali Dictionary), body, synonym of śarīra: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 11.7 śirāṃsi kecin nayanāni kecid dadanti kecit pravarātmabhāvān; 55.12 darśinsu te mahya tadātmabhāvaṃ; 76.10 ātmabhāvapratilam- bhenaiva bhagavan sarvakrīḍanakāni labdhāni bhavanti, only by rescuing their own bodies…; 95.2 dīrghātma- bhāvā hi bhavanti, of long bodies; 95.5 puruṣātmabhāvaṃ ca yadā labhante, and when they get a human body; 236.13; 237.9; 240.11 -stūpe tathāgatasyātmabhāvas tiṣṭhaty ekaghanas…; 303.6 mahātmabhāvā rūpeṇa, great-bodied in form; 324.1; 406.13 ātmabhāvaparityāgena, by sacrifice of one's body; Lalitavistara 48.20—21 divyamanomayātmabhāva- pratilabdhāḥ; 66.16 mātuḥ-kukṣigatasyātmabhāvo 'bhinir- vṛtto 'bhūt; 219.19; 306.9 -kākagṛdhro-(mss. gṛddho-; Lefm. gṛdho-, misprint?) -lūkagaruḍādisadṛśātmabhāvāḥ, having bodies like…; Mahāvastu i.245.2—3 āyāmato bahuyojana- śatikena ātmabhāvena; ii.297.5—6 abhedyo siṃhārdhapūrvo bhagavato ātmabhāvo; 326.3 (pūyaṃ yakṛdvṛkkaphuṣ- phasehi) gūthaṃ ca anyaṃ anugatam ātmabhāve; 326.14 asīhi chinnā bahuvidham ātmabhāvā; 343.9 te nirmiṇitvā vikṛtātmabhāvāṃ, distorted bodies; 369.7, 8, 10; Divyāvadāna 62.1; 70.3 °va-pratilambhe, attainment of a body, rein- carnation; same 140.20; 230.23 ff. yojanaśatikā ātma- bhāvā, and the like; °va-pratilambhe (as above) Avadāna-śataka i.162.5; same [compound] Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 81.14; as nt., perhaps by attraction to associated form of śarīra, Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 75.13 yuṣmākam etāny ātmabhāvāni saṃtarpayed mahataujasā yuṣmākam etāni divyāni śarīrāṇi vivardhayet; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 225.7 (verse) tyaktā maya ātmabhāvāḥ; Daśabhūmikasūtra 19.4 ([compound] with list of bodily members, ending) -hṛdaya-sarvātmabhāva-parityāgo; others, Avadāna-śataka i.171.15; Samādhirājasūtra 22.44; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 83.4; Śikṣāsamuccaya 21.21; 44.19; Gaṇḍavyūha 8.9; 218.21; 220.7; 537.4; Daśabhūmikasūtra 31.10; 91.6; Bodhisattvabhūmi 42.21; Vajracchedikā 29.20; Sukhāvatīvyūha 27.15; Sādhanamālā 64.6—7; could be indefinitely extended (very common in most texts). The fact has not been recognized sufficiently clearly that this is a quite plain and simple synonym of śarīra, body. The same is in general true of Pali, tho I am not prepared to say that it always has that meaning there. The Pali dic- tionaries (even Critical Pali Dictionary) do not bring this out clearly.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ātmabhāva (आत्मभाव).—m.

(-vaḥ) Proper or peculiar nature. E. ātman and bhāva disposition.

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

Ātmabhava (आत्मभव).—I. m. the existence of one’s self, [Nala] 5, 37. Ii. adj. attracted by one’s self, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 64, 69.

Ātmabhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and bhava (भव).

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

Ātmabhava (आत्मभव).—1. [masculine] the existence or being of one’s self.

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Ātmabhava (आत्मभव).—2. [adjective] existing of one’s self.

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Ātmabhāva (आत्मभाव).—[masculine] the being or nature of one’s self, one’s own personality; stha [adjective] remaining in one’s own nature.

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

1) Ātmabhava (आत्मभव):—[=ātma-bhava] [from ātma > ātman] m. becoming or existing of one’s self

2) [v.s. ...] ‘mind-born’, Name of Kāma, [Mahāvīra-caritra]

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. produced in or caused by one’s self, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 64, 69.]

4) Ātmabhāva (आत्मभाव):—[=ātma-bhāva] [from ātma > ātman] m. existence of the soul, [Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad]

5) [v.s. ...] the self, proper or peculiar nature, [Buddhist literature]

6) [v.s. ...] the body, [ib.]

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

Ātmabhāva (आत्मभाव):—[ātma-bhāva] (vaḥ) 1. m. One’s own nature, nature of spirit.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Atmabhava in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ātmabhava (ಆತ್ಮಭವ):—

1) [noun] one’s male offspring; a son.

2) [noun] the cycle of one’s births and deaths.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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