Karmashaya, Karmāśaya, Karman-ashaya: 4 definitions


Karmashaya 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.

The Sanskrit term Karmāśaya can be transliterated into English as Karmasaya or Karmashaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karmāśaya (कर्माशय).—receptacle or accumulation of (good and evil) acts; निर्हृत्य कर्माशयमाशु याति परां गतिम् (nirhṛtya karmāśayamāśu yāti parāṃ gatim) Bhāgavata 1.46.32.

Derivable forms: karmāśayaḥ (कर्माशयः).

Karmāśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karman and āśaya (आशय).

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

1) Karmāśaya (कर्माशय):—[from karma > karman] m. receptacle or accumulation of (good and evil) acts, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha] [commentator or commentary] on [Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] on [Nyāya etc.]

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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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