Dhyanayoga, Dhyānayōga, Dhyānayoga, Dhyana-yoga: 12 definitions
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)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. [...]”.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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. [...]”.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dhyānayōga (ध्यानयोग).—m (S) Abstract meditation;--considered as one of the exercises necessary to attain divine knowledge.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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
(-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]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Dhyānayōga (ಧ್ಯಾನಯೋಗ):—[noun] = ಧ್ಯಾನ - [dhyana -]2.
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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Starts with: Dhyanayogasara.
Search found 17 books and stories containing Dhyanayoga, Dhyānayōga, Dhyānayoga, Dhyana-yoga, Dhyāna-yoga, Dhyāna-yōga; (plurals include: Dhyanayogas, Dhyānayōgas, Dhyānayogas, yogas, yōgas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 262 - Jñāna-Yoga Explained < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 261 - Dhyānayoga < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 53 - Ṛkṣaśṛṅga Goes to Svarga < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Yogadrstisamuccaya of Haribhadra Suri (Study) (by Riddhi J. Shah)
Chapter 1.7 - Adhyātma, Bhāvanā, Dhyāna, Svādhyāya and Saṃyama Yoga < [Chapter 1 - The Jain Yoga Tradition—A Historical Review]
Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 6.15 < [Chapter 6 - Dhyāna-yoga (Yoga through the Path of Meditation)]
Verse 6.3 < [Chapter 6 - Dhyāna-yoga (Yoga through the Path of Meditation)]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter CLXIV - Unity of the divinity and the mundane world < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter IX - Origin of yoga in the vedas < [The yoga philosophy]
Chapter X - Rise of the heretical yogas < [The yoga philosophy]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)