Ekagrata, Ekāgratā: 6 definitions
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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography
Ekāgratā (एकाग्रता, “concentration”) refers to one of the five classes of Dhyāna (meditation) which is one of six limbs of Yoga to be employed in Uttamasevā (excellent worship), according to the Guhyasamāja chapter 18.—[...] Dhyāna (meditation) is explained as the conception of the five desired objects through the five Dhyāni Buddhas, namely, Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitābha, Amoghasiddhi and Akṣobhya. This Dhyāna is again subdivided into five kinds [viz., Ekāgratā (concentration)].
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tā) Close and undisturbed attention. E. tal added to the preceding; also with tva, ekāgratvaṃ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ekāgratā (एकाग्रता):—[=ekāgra-tā] [from ekāgra > eka] f. intentness in the pursuit of one object, close and undisturbed attentionSource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ekāgratā (एकाग्रता):—[ekā+gratā] (tā) 1. f. Close attention.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Ekāgratā (एकाग्रता):—f. nom. abstr. von ekāgra
1) [Yogasūtra.2,41.3,12] [?(Oxforder Handschriften 229,b,30. fgg.]).
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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