Ekantika, Ekāntika, Eka-antika, Ekamtika: 6 definitions
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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra
Ekāntika (एकान्तिक) refers to an archaic designation of an ancient Bhakti cult.—At the time of their composition, many texts from the various sects who saw Viṣṇu as the highest god were not grouped under a common term, like Vaiṣṇava, as we are used to grouping them. Banerjea asserts that the Pādma Tantra says (in Banerjea’s translation): “Sūri, Suhṛt, Bhāgavata, Sātvata, Pañcakālavit, Ekāntika, Tanmaya and Pāñcarātrika are different designations of this Bhakti cult”. Banerjea also points out that the term Vaiṣṇava is absent.
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga
Ekāntika (एकान्तिक) refers to an aspect of mithyātva (false belief) as defined by Amitagati in his 11th century Śrāvakācāra. Accordingly, ekāntika refers to the absolute attitude as, for example, the belief that the jīva perishes. Mithyātva refers to the direct opposite of samyaktva, and is defined by Hemacandra in his 12th century Yogaśāstra verse 2.17 as belief in false divinities, false gurus, and false scriptures.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ekāntika (एकान्तिक).—a. final, conclusive.
Ekāntika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and antika (अन्तिक).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ekāntika (एकान्तिक):—[from eka] mfn. devoted to one aim or object or person or theory.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ekāntika (एकान्तिक):—[ekā+ntika] (kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a. Devoted to one object, the Supreme Being.
2) [(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a.] Final, conclusive.
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
1) [adjective] ending in a single point or direction.
2) [adjective] devoted to one aim, object, person or theory.
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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Prasthanatrayi Swaminarayan Bhashyam (Study) (by Sadhu Gyanananddas)
11. Ekāntiki Bhakti (Introduction) < [Chapter 4 - Analysis on the Basis of Spiritual Endeavour]
9. Dikṣā (4): Atonement < [Chapter 4 - Analysis on the Basis of Spiritual Endeavour]
12.9. Niṣkapaṭabhāva (Undeceitfulness) < [Chapter 4 - Analysis on the Basis of Spiritual Endeavour]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 32 - Text-transmission of Vāsudeva-Māhātmya < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
Chapter 26 - Eligibility for Kriyā-Yoga etc. < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
Chapter 25 - Vairāgya (non-attachment) and Bhakti (devotion) < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Religion, Religious Myths and Legends (Introduction) < [Chapter 4 - Cultural Aspects]
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Part 5 - Semi-Vedic Religious System < [Chapter 3 - General Characteristics of the Purāṇic Religion and its Link with the Vedic Tradition]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)