Dhyanayoga, Dhyānayōga, Dhyānayoga, Dhyana-yoga: 12 definitions

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Dhyanayoga 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dhyanayoga in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dhyānayoga (ध्यानयोग) refers to the “practice of visualization”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as Bhairava explains: “I will tell (you) in brief about the Command [i.e., ājñā] that gives bliss. (First the Command) is contemplated in the form of a lightning flash situated in the middle of the Triangle (śṛṅgāṭapura) (in the End of the Twelve). Then (the teacher) should cause it to be experienced in the other body (i.e. that of the disciple) entering by the Cavity of Brahmā. The piercing (vedha) (of the Wheels in the body) takes place in a moment by the practice of this visualization (dhyānayoga). Pervading the other body with Sound the Supreme Energy should pierce (the Wheels) in the other body. In this way, O goddess, (the Wheels in the disciple’s body) are pierced even at a great distance. [...]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dhyanayoga in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhyānayoga (ध्यानयोग) refers to “meditation and Yogic practice”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada: “On hearing these words of the lord of mountains, lord Śiva slightly opened his eyes and cast a glance on the lord of mountains who was accompanied by his attendants. On seeing the lord of mountains with his followers, the bull-bannered god Śiva, the lord of the universe permanently engaged in meditation and Yogic practice [i.e., dhyānayoga-stha] said smilingly. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dhyanayoga in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhyānayōga (ध्यानयोग).—m (S) Abstract meditation;--considered as one of the exercises necessary to attain divine knowledge.

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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

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

Dhyānayoga (ध्यानयोग).—profound meditation.

Derivable forms: dhyānayogaḥ (ध्यानयोगः).

Dhyānayoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhyāna and yoga (योग).

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

Dhyānayoga (ध्यानयोग).—n.

(-gaṃ) The performance of religious abstraction. E. dhyāna meditation, &c. yoga a religious observance. dhyānameva yogaḥ .

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

Dhyānayoga (ध्यानयोग).—m. meditation, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 6, 73; 79.

Dhyānayoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhyāna and yoga (योग).

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

Dhyānayoga (ध्यानयोग).—[masculine] the practice of meditation.

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

1) Dhyānayoga (ध्यानयोग):—[=dhyāna-yoga] [from dhyāna > dhyai] m. profound m° (or ‘m° and abstraction’), [Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad; Manu-smṛti]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a kind of magic, [Catalogue(s)]

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

Dhyānayoga (ध्यानयोग):—[dhyāna-yoga] (gaṃ) 1. n. The performance of religious abstraction.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dhyanayoga 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»] — Dhyanayoga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhyānayōga (ಧ್ಯಾನಯೋಗ):—[noun] = ಧ್ಯಾನ - [dhyana -]2.

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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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