Atmahita, Atman-hita: 10 definitions


Atmahita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Ātmahita (आत्महित) refers to “(that practice which is) beneficent for one’s self”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “[...] The Bodhisattva Gaganagañja said: ‘Sons of good family, you should conceive the incomparable complete awakening, in this way, you can practice what is benefit for yourselves (ātmahita) and for others’. Thus addressed, they generated the thought of incomparable complete awakening, and offered a hundred thousand calico clothes to the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja. Then, saying ‘Friends, let us also offer this calico clothes to the Lord’, all those offered calico clothes for the body of the Lord. Thereupon the Lord prophesied: ‘After incalculable aeons, when you achieved the way of the dharma which are wings of awakening, all of you will appear in this world as the Tathāgatas called Abhayadāna”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Ātmahita (आत्महित) refers to “(that which is done) for the benefit of their self”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Having become indifferent [to worldly life], certainly the benefit of this life is obtained by those whose actions are virtuous by whom the body is rendered useless for the sake of [their] self [com.ātmahita—‘for the benefit of their self’]. Having taken hold of this body in this life, suffering is endured by you. Hence, that [body] is certainly a completely worthless abode”.

Synonyms: Svārtha.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

atmahita (अत्महित).—n (S) Profit or well-being of the soul:--considered as consisting in the fruition of God. Ex. āhā naradēha uttama pūrṇa || kēvaḷa bhagavatprāptīcēṃ sthāna || myāṃ ā0 na karuna || buḍālōṃ kiṃ andhatamīṃ || 2 Private gain; own or proper good.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ātmahita (आत्महित).—n Profit of the soul; one's own good.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ātmahita (आत्महित).—a. beneficial to oneself.

-tam one's own good or welfare.

Ātmahita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and hita (हित).

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

Ātmahita (आत्महित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Beneficial to one’s self. E. ātman and hita good for.

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

Ātmahita (आत्महित).—[adjective] good for one’s self.

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

1) Ātmahita (आत्महित):—[=ātma-hita] [from ātma > ātman] mfn. beneficial to one’s self

2) [v.s. ...] n. one’s own profit, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ātmahita (आत्महित):—[ātma-hita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Good for one’s self, beneficial.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ātmahita (ಆತ್ಮಹಿತ):—

1) [noun] that which is salubrious to one’s inner self.

2) [noun] one’s own good or welfare.

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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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