Cinmatra, Cinmātra, Cit-matra: 8 definitions


Cinmatra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chinmatra.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Cinmātra (चिन्मात्र) refers to “pure consciousness” (i.e., Bhairava’s nature), according to the Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as the Goddess said to Bhairava:—“[...] The joy, fifty-fold (of the fifty letters of the alphabet), which is the bliss of liberation (kaivalya) was within the Fire of the Aeons (saṃvartā). Its will is pure consciousness (cinmātra), the Unmanifest whose form is subtly manifest. Then I was overcome with wonder and (asked myself): ‘what is this voidness?’ And realizing that it was terrible and deep, I was frightened and (my) mind slumbered. [...]”.

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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.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Cinmātra (चिन्मात्र) refers to “consciousness”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] The Yogin should not wake by day and should not sleep even for a fraction of the night. Night and day, the Yogin always sleeps in the natural [no-mind] state. For a man who remains in the pure, natural [no-mind state], there is not even the distinction of day and night, because [that] place is the bliss of mere consciousness (cinmātra-ānanda), which is free from wakefulness and sleep. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

cinmātra (चिन्मात्र).—a Full of knowledge; epithets of the Deity.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cinmātra (चिन्मात्र).—Pure intelligence.

Derivable forms: cinmātram (चिन्मात्रम्).

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

Cinmātra (चिन्मात्र).—i. e. cit-mātra, n. Pure-intelligence, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 7, 26.

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

Cinmātra (चिन्मात्र).—[adjective] consisting only of intelligence, quite spiritual.

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

Cinmātra (चिन्मात्र):—[=cin-mātra] [from cin > cit] mfn. idem, [Kaivalya-upaniṣad 18; Vedāntasāra 168.]

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Cinmatra 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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