Bhutatmaka, Bhūtātmaka, Bhuta-atmaka: 6 definitions
Bhutatmaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Bhūtātmaka (भूतात्मक) refers to “that which consists of the (five) gross elements”, according to the Ṭīkā (commentary) on the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Once (the god) had known himself here in the company of the goddess, he assumed a five-fold state, that is, Kula consisting of the five gross elements (pañca-bhūtātmaka) and was (thus) endowed with a body. Again, initially (everything) was as if void. [...]”.
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 Jainism)
Bhūtātmaka (भूतात्मक) refers to “(that which is) composed of the elements”, according to the Yaśastilaka Campū verse 2.123-214.—Accordingly, “Never imagine that thou art composed of the body, because the body is utterly different from thee. Thou art all consciousness, an abode of virtue and bliss; whereas the body, because it is inert, is an unconscious mass (gatadhī-kāya—jaḍatayā gatadhīnikāyaḥ). The body exists and grows so long as thou art in existence. When thou art dead, it disappears in the form of earth, air and the like. Composed of the elements (bhūtātmaka) it is devoid of feelings such as joy, like a corpse. Hence the blissful self is surely different from the body.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Bhūtātmaka (भूतात्मक).—a. consisting or composed of the elements.
Bhūtātmaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūta and ātmaka (आत्मक).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhūtātmaka (भूतात्मक):—[from bhūta > bhū] mfn. possessing the essence of the elements, [Catalogue(s)]
[Sanskrit to German]
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: Atmaka, Bhuta.
Ends with: Pancabhutatmaka, Sarvabhutatmaka.
Full-text: Sarvabhutatmaka, Pancabhutatmaka.
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