Ekagra, Ēkāgra, Ekāgra, Eka-agra: 13 definitions

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Ekagra means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Ekāgra (एकाग्र) refers to “one-pointed (mind)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then, the Lord went on to speak these verses: ‘(67) They purify the abilities of perception (indriya) by meditation, and concentrate with one-pointed mind (ekāgra-manas) by recollection (smṛti). Even though they are not dependent on anything, they still remains absorbed in sameness toward all beings (sarvajagat). [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkāgra (एकाग्र).—a (S) Fixed upon one object--mind, attention, affections.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ēkāgra (एकाग्र).—a Fixed upon one object-mind, &c.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekāgra (एकाग्र).—a.

1) fixed on one object or point only.

2) closely attentive, concentrated, intent; तद्गीतश्रवणैकाग्रा (tadgītaśravaṇaikāgrā) R.15.66; K.49; कच्चिदेतच्छ्रुतं पार्थ त्वयैकाग्रेण चेतसा (kaccidetacchrutaṃ pārtha tvayaikāgreṇa cetasā) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 18.72; मनुमे- काग्रमासीनम् (manume- kāgramāsīnam) Manusmṛti 1.1.

3) unperplexed.

4) known, celebrated.

5) single-pointed.

-graḥ (in Math.) the whole of the long side of a figure which is subdivided. °चित्त, °मनस् (citta, °manas) a. with a concentrated mind, with undivided attention. °चित्तम्, °चित्तता (cittam, °cittatā) intentness of purpose, concentration of mind; तत्रैकाग्रं मनःकृत्वा (tatraikāgraṃ manaḥkṛtvā) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 6.12;18.72. °दृष्टि (dṛṣṭi) a. fixing one's eye on one spot.

Ekāgra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and agra (अग्र).

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

Ekāgra (एकाग्र).—mfn.

(-graḥ-grā-graṃ) 1. Intent, closely attentive, fixed on one object. 2. Undisturbed, unperplexed. 3. Known, celebrated. 4. Singlepointed. m.

(-graḥ) The whole of a long line which is subdivided. E. eka and agra chief, &c.

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

Ekāgra (एकाग्र).—adj. 1. one whose mind is fixed on one object, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 6, 12. 2. intent.

Ekāgra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and agra (अग्र).

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

Ekāgra (एकाग्र).—[adjective] having one point or aim, fixed, concentrated, intent or attentive upon (—°). [neuter] & tas [adverb], [abstract] [feminine], tva [neuter]

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

1) Ekāgra (एकाग्र):—[from eka] mfn. one-pointed, having one point, fixing one’s attention upon one point or object, closely attentive, intent, absorbed in [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti i, 1; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Bhagavad-gītā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] undisturbed, unperplexed

3) [v.s. ...] known, celebrated, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] n. (in [mathematics]) the whole of the long side of a figure which is subdivided

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

Ekāgra (एकाग्र):—[ekā+gra] (graḥ-grā-graṃ) a. Intent.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ekagra 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ekāgra (एकाग्र):—(a) concentrated on the same point, intent, resolute; ~[citta] closely attentive, having full concentration.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ēkāgra (ಏಕಾಗ್ರ):—

1) [adjective] having a single (pointed) end, tip, peak, etc.

2) [adjective] concentrating or tending to concentrate.

3) [adjective] having concentrated on a single object, idea, etc.

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Ēkāgra (ಏಕಾಗ್ರ):—[noun] = ಏಕಾಗ್ರತೆ [ekagrate].

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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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