Damasharirin, Damaśarīrin, Dama-shariri, Damaśarīrī, Dama-sharirin, Damashariri: 2 definitions

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Damasharirin 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 Damaśarīrin and Damaśarīrī can be transliterated into English as Damasaririn or Damasharirin or Damasariri or Damashariri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Damasharirin in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam

Damaśarīrī (दमशरीरी) refers to “having a body for self-control”, according to the Bhāgavata-purāṇa (Śrīmad Bhāgavatam) verse 3.31.19.—Accordingly, “The living entity in another type of body sees only by instinct; he knows only the agreeable and disagreeable sense perceptions of that particular body. But I have a body [i.e., damaśarīrī] in which I can control my senses and can understand my destination; therefore, I offer my respectful obeisances to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, by whom I have been blessed with this body and by whose grace I can see Him within and without”.

Note: The word dama-śarīrī means that we have a body in which we can control the senses and the mind. The complication of materialistic life is due to an uncontrolled mind and uncontrolled senses. One should feel grateful to the Supreme Personality of Godhead for having obtained such a nice human form of body, and one should properly utilize it. The distinction between an animal and a man is that the animal cannot control himself and has no sense of decency, whereas the human being has the sense of decency and can control himself. [...]

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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’).

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[«previous next»] — Damasharirin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Damaśarīrin (दमशरीरिन्):—[=dama-śarīrin] [from dama > dam] mfn. keeping one’s body in self-control, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii, 31, 19.]

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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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