Bhaktishastra, Bhaktiśāstra, Bhakti-shastra, Bhaktiśāstrā: 4 definitions
Bhaktishastra 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 terms Bhaktiśāstra and Bhaktiśāstrā can be transliterated into English as Bhaktisastra or Bhaktishastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Bhaktiśāstrā (भक्तिशास्त्रा) refers to:—Devotional scripture. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Bhaktiśāstra (भक्तिशास्त्र) refers to “(one who knows) devotion and the scriptures”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(A true practitioner) is a hero (vīra) who exerts himself and is courageous. He is content, devoted to the teacher, not greedy, compassionate, industrious, self-controlled, of good appearance, sāttvika, deep, all his limbs are intact (and) active, he knows (true) devotion and the scriptures [i.e., bhaktiśāstra-jña] and crosses over into (higher) realities. He is devoted to the transmission which is free of thought (nirvikalpakrama), he eats what he has begged and is desireless. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Bhaktiśāstra (भक्तिशास्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Paris. (B 154).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhaktiśāstra (भक्तिशास्त्र):—[=bhakti-śāstra] [from bhakti > bhaj] n. Name of [work]
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.217 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.2.221 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.2.228 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)