Bahirlakshya, Bahirlakṣya: 1 definition

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Bahirlakshya 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 Bahirlakṣya can be transliterated into English as Bahirlaksya or Bahirlakshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

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Source: archive.org: Mandala-brahmana Upanishad of Shukla-Yajurveda

Bahirlakṣya (बहिर्लक्ष्य, “external introvision”) according to the Maṇḍalabrāhmaṇa-upaniṣad.—In the bahirlakṣya (or external introvision) one sees in order before his nose at distance of 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 digits, the space of blue colour, then a colour resembling śyāma (indigo-black) and then shining as rakta (red) wave and then with the two pīta (yellow and orange red) colours. Then he is a Yogin.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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