Atmasvarupa, Ātmasvarūpa: 5 definitions
Atmasvarupa 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Ātmasvarūpa (आत्मस्वरूप) refers to the “essential selves”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 21.9cd-14]—“[But if mantras were aṇu [they] would be embodied forms of separation. The essential selves (ātmasvarūpa) are known as impure [and are] by no means powerful. Whose impurity does the impure remove? Aṇu mantras [and] devalas are not perfected, O Parameśvara. Without existence, the three kinds of tattvas are kept from a multitude of objects. There, union is declared to be the desire for another living being’s welfare.[...]”.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Ātmasvarūpa (आत्मस्वरूप) refers to the “essential nature” (e.g., of the individual soul), according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya verse 4.27-29.—Accordingly, “The essential nature [i.e., ātmasvarūpa] of the individual soul (aṇu) is the Self that has been supremely infused with the power of consciousness. It is present in the branches of the Kula (i.e. the body) in association with the various supports (ādhārabheda). O goddess, one place and another bring each other to rest. Contemplated by (direct) experience, (each is of) a separate kind (and each bestows) a separate accomplishment. O goddess, I have explained that which is known as Āṇava”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Ātmasvarūpa; author of the Prabodhapariśodhinī, a commentary on the Pañcapādikā.
Languages of India and abroad
Ātmasvarūpa (आत्मस्वरूप).—[ātman-sva-], adj. true (just as it happenel), [Pañcatantra] 43, 12.
Ātmasvarūpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātmasva and rūpa (रूप).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Ātmasvarūpa (आत्मस्वरूप) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—vedānta. Oppert. Ii, 7072.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Rupa.
Full-text: Prabodhaparishodhini, Janiva, Parabhavita, Anu.
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The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1127-1130 < [Chapter 16 - Examination of the Import of Words]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.176 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Prasthanatrayi Swaminarayan Bhashyam (Study) (by Sadhu Gyanananddas)
1.4. The Nature and Form of the Jīva? < [Chapter 3 - Analysis on the Basis of Metaphysics]
Siddhanta Sangraha of Sri Sailacharya (by E. Sowmya Narayanan)
Consciousness in Gaudapada’s Mandukya-karika (by V. Sujata Raju)
The three levels of knowledge < [Chapter 6: A Study of Māṇḍūkya Kārikā: Alātaśānti Prakaraṇa]
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa X, adhyāya 5, brāhmaṇa 4 < [Tenth Kāṇḍa]