Dhyayamana, Dhyāyamāna, Dhyaya-mana: 3 definitions


Dhyayamana 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.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dhyayamana in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Dhyāyamāna (ध्यायमान) refers to “one who is meditating”, according to the Niśvāsakārikā (verse 44.309; IFP T17, p. 467).—Accordingly, “Wherever the mind of the meditating (dhyāyamāna) Yogin would go, there the supreme Brahma is located, existing as all things”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Dhyāyamānā (ध्यायमाना) refers to “she who remains in meditation”, according to the according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, as the God says to the Goddess: “[...] She will continue in this way for a thousand divine years. O supreme goddess, she will (abide constantly) meditating (dhyāyamānā) on (the being) in the lotus of (her) heart born from an aspect of me. He will then become visible and (although) standing before (you) you will not know it. O fair lady! You who are delighted by bliss! He will (also) not see (anything). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dhyāyamāna (ध्यायमान):—[from dhyāyat > dhyai] mfn. being reflected or meditated upon, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa]

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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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