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In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Brahmajnanin in Vedanta glossary
Source: Google Books: Sannyasa Upanishad

Brahmajñānī (ब्रह्मज्ञानी) refers to the “knowers of Brahman ”, according to the the commentary on the Kuṇḍika-upaniṣad verse 28.—The worshippers of the pure, resplendent Brahman (śabala-brahma) enter the world of Brahma (brahmaloka), that is, the sphere of Hiraṇyagarbha, along the path of the Sun (sūryamārga, or uttarāyaṇa-mārga) by exiting from the crown of the head (brahma-randhra) through the suṣumṇā canal; and there they are engaged in their quest for the attributeless Brahman till the end of the kalpa (till pralaya, or great dissolution, takes place). Having lived there till such time, they ultimately merge with Brahman on the attenuation of their subtle desires and attractions (vāsanā-kṣaya). Thereafter they never return to the plane of relative existence. This is the gradual liberation (krama-mukti) attained by the knowers of Brahman with attributes (saviśeṣa brahmajñānī). On the other hand, the knowers of the attributeless, absolute Brahman (nirviśeṣa brahmajñānī) will attain direct, instant liberation (sadyo-mukti), here and now (ihaiva).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmajnanin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmajñānin (ब्रह्मज्ञानिन्).—a. one who knows Brahma. (-jñaḥ) 1 an epithet of Kārtikeya.

2) of Viṣṇu.

Brahmajñānin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and jñānin (ज्ञानिन्). See also (synonyms): brahmajña.

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

Brahmajñānin (ब्रह्मज्ञानिन्):—[=brahma-jñānin] [from brahma > brahman] mfn. = -jña, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Brahmajnanin 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmajnanin in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Brahmajñāni (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಜ್ಞಾನಿ):—[noun] = ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಜ್ಞ - [brahmajna -] 1.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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