Dhyani, aka: Dhyānī; 2 Definition(s)
Dhyani 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.
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dhyānī (ध्यानी).—a (S) Meditative, reflective, contemplative; esp. that engages in profound and abstract contemplation.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Dhyāni (ध्यानि).—(°-) [ (buddha, -bodhisattva), produced by medi- tation (trance): Burnouf, Introd. 117 and Lotus 400; Müller on Dharmas 3, where five such Buddhas are listed. I have failed to note any actual occurrence in my texts. P. Mus calls them ‘transcendent’ Buddhas in his searching study cited s.v. Buddha, end.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
Full-text (+15): Five Dhyani Buddhas, Dhyayi, Vairocana, Vajratara, Mahacinatara, Ekajata, Caturbhuja, Mahacina, Tara, Aryatara, Dharmachakra Mudra, Mahattari, Varadatara, Mrityuvancanatara, Janguli, Mrityuvancana, Khadiravanitara, MahattariTara, Khadiravani, Varada.
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The gods of northern Buddhism (by Alice Getty)
The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
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The Way of the White Clouds (by Anāgarika Lāma Govinda)
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