Atmashakti, Ātmaśakti, Atman-shakti: 9 definitions
Atmashakti 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.
The Sanskrit term Ātmaśakti can be transliterated into English as Atmasakti or Atmashakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Ātmaśakty (आत्मशक्त्य्) refers to “one’s own strength”, according to the Guhyasūtra, the largest book of the Niśvāsa-corpus (a collection of early Śaiva Tantras comprising the Niśvāsamukha, Mūlasūtra, Uttarasūtra, Nayasūtra, and Guhyasūtra).—Accordingly, “[...] (110) Knowing this, one should not give [lightly] the supreme nectar of Lord Śiva. (111) According to this scripture of the Lord, one may attain Śiva by each of the following [practised individually]: initiation, knowledge (jñāna), yoga and caryā in due order. [...] (113) One must practise caryā, which bestows all supernatural powers, using one’s own strength (ātmaśakti). [...] (114) This tetrad has been taught to destroy the dangers of saṃsāra. It should not [lightly] be given to others if one desires supernatural power for oneself”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ātmaśakti (आत्मशक्ति).—f. one's own power or ability, inherent power or effort; दैवं निहत्य कुरु पौरुषमात्मशक्त्या (daivaṃ nihatya kuru pauruṣamātmaśaktyā) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.361 to the best of one's power.
Derivable forms: ātmaśaktiḥ (आत्मशक्तिः).
Ātmaśakti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and śakti (शक्ति).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ktiḥ) Inherent or own power. E. ātman self, and śakti power.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ātmaśakti (आत्मशक्ति).—f. one’s own strength or power, [Hitopadeśa] pr. [distich] 31, M. M.
Ātmaśakti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and śakti (शक्ति).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ātmaśakti (आत्मशक्ति):—[=ātma-śakti] [from ātma > ātman] f. one’s own power or effort, [Pañcatantra] ([Hitopadeśa])Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ātmaśakti (आत्मशक्ति):—[ātma-śakti] (ktiḥ) 2. f. One’s own inherent power.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Ātmaśakti (ಆತ್ಮಶಕ್ತಿ):—[noun] one’s inherent power or ability.
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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Ends with: Devatmashakti.
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