Bodhin: 7 definitions


Bodhin 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Bodhin (बोधिन्) (Cf. Bodhinī) refers to “one who knows (reality)”, according to Tantrālokaviveka commentary on the Tantrāloka verses 4.230ab-232ab.—Accordingly, “[...] So, if you properly consider the procedure of invalidation, then (you will realize that) no injunction whatever loses reality. To explain: the rule that is the exception—by nature specific because it is (generally) void of any occasion (for application)—supersedes the general rule, which, being one that always has met with its occasion (for application), is by nature generally applicable. This is what those who know language say:—[‘Moreover, purity and impurity, which are generally enjoined, are simply superseded when a man knows reality (tattva-bodhin). This is how it has been explained here (in the Mālinīvijayottara)’]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bodhin (बोधिन्).—a. [budh-ṇini]

1) Knowing, familiar with.

2) Acquainting, informing, making known.

3) Teaching, explaining.

4) Arousing, awakening.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bodhin (बोधिन्).—[adjective] awakening, instructing, causing to perceive or know; knowing, familiar with, thinking of (—°).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bodhin (बोधिन्):—[from budh] mfn. (ifc.) intent upon, careful of [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] knowing, familiar with, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] causing to know or perceive, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] awakening, enlightening (cf. jñāna-, tattva-, bāla-bodhinī).

[Sanskrit to German]

Bodhin in German

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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 (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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