Atmartha, Ātmārtha, Atman-artha: 5 definitions


Atmartha 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Ātmārtha (आत्मार्थ) refers to the “purpose of the self”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Behold the way of life of embodied souls. The body is crushed [but] not desire. Life perishes [but] not the wicked mind. Delusion is evident [but] not the purpose of the self (ātmārthanātmārthaḥ)”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ātmārtha (आत्मार्थ).—mfn.

(-rthaḥ-rthā-rthaṃ) For one’s own sake, for the sake of one’s self. E. ātman and artha object.

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

Ātmārtha (आत्मार्थ):—[ātmā+rtha] (rthaḥ-rthā-rthaṃ) a. For self.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ātmārtha (आत्मार्थ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Attaṭṭha.

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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

Ātmārtha (ಆತ್ಮಾರ್ಥ):—

1) [adverb] for oneself; for one’s own sake.

2) [adverb] for one’s soul; for the sake of one’s soul.

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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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