Atmayajin, aka: Atman-yajin, Ātmayājin; 2 Definition(s)


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Ātmayājin (आत्मयाजिन्).—

1) sacrificing for oneself or himself. m. a learned man who studies his own nature and that of the soul (of others) to secure eternal felicity, one who looks upon all beings as self; सर्व- भूतेषु चात्मानं सर्वभूतानि चात्मनि । समं पश्यन्नात्मयाजी स्वाराज्यम- धिगच्छति (sarva- bhūteṣu cātmānaṃ sarvabhūtāni cātmani | samaṃ paśyannātmayājī svārājyama- dhigacchati) || Ms.12.91.

Ātmayājin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and yājin (याजिन्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ātmayājin (आत्मयाजिन्).—m. (-jī) A wise or learned man, one who studies his own nature and that of the soul. E. ātman and yājin who worships.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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