Dhyanapara, Dhyānapara, Dhyana-para: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhyānapara (ध्यानपर) (Cf. Dhyānatatpara) refers to “one engaged in meditation”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] Staying there, Śiva of full self-control, started His activities of penance. With full concentration and alertness He thought on His own Self, the cause of mental knowledge, the eternal, the luminous, free from affliction, identical with the universe, consciousness and Bliss, without a second and having no support. When Śiva began His meditation [i.e., dhyānapara], the Pramathas also began their meditation as well as some Gaṇas, Nandin, Bhṛṅgi etc. Some of the Gaṇas rendered service to Śiva, the Supreme Self. Some of them became His gatekeepers. They observed silence and did not shout. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Dhyānapara (ध्यानपर) refers to the “highest meditation”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “The one who is doing good actions, whose conduct is pure, is engaged in external asceticism to such an extent and then there is the highest meditation (dhyānaparama; var.—dhyānapara) which is abstaining from anything perceptible by the senses [and] resting in the self. He destroys the mass of karmas accumulated for a very long time which is sticking within then he is immersed in the ocean of knowledge which is the abode of the highest bliss. [Thus ends the reflection on] wearing away karma”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dhyānapara (ध्यानपर).—a. lost in thought, absorbed in meditation, contemplative.

Dhyānapara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhyāna and para (पर). See also (synonyms): dhyānatatpara, dhyānaniṣṭha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dhyānapara (ध्यानपर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Meditating, reflecting. E. dhyāna, and para engaged in.

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

Dhyānapara (ध्यानपर).—[adjective] lost in thought.

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

Dhyānapara (ध्यानपर):—[=dhyāna-para] [from dhyāna > dhyai] ([Mahābhārata]) mfn. engaged in meditation, thoughtful.

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

Dhyānapara (ध्यानपर):—[dhyāna-para] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Reflecting.

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Dhyanapara 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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhyānapara (ಧ್ಯಾನಪರ):—[adjective] meditating or inclined to meditate; thinking deeply.

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Dhyānapara (ಧ್ಯಾನಪರ):—[noun] he who is meditating or thinking deeply.

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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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