Atmaraksha, aka: Ātmarakṣa, Ātmarakṣā, Atman-raksha; 3 Definition(s)

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Atmaraksha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Ātmarakṣa and Ātmarakṣā can be transliterated into English as Atmaraksa or Atmaraksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[Atmaraksha in Jainism glossaries]

Ātmarakṣa (आत्मरक्ष).—One of the ten sub-types of gods (devas), according to Jain cosmology. The name can also be spelled as Ātmarakṣaka and are also known by the name Rākṣasa. The occupation of the āmarakṣas is to act as bodyguards.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Jainism

Ātmarakṣa (आत्मरक्ष, “body guard”) refers to one of the ten grades (ranks) of celestial beings (deva), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 4.4. These celestial beings (devas, gods) are of four orders /classes” and each class of celestial beings has ten grades (eg., Ātmarakṣa).

Who are called body-guards (ātmarakṣa)? The body-guards are like body guards of Indra.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 4: The celestial beings (deva)
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Atmaraksha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Ātmarakṣā (आत्मरक्षा).—

1) Name of a plant (indravāruṇīvṛkṣa).

2) self protection.

Ātmarakṣā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and rakṣā (रक्षा).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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