Lingasharira, aka: Liṅgaśarīra, Linga-sharira; 5 Definition(s)
Lingasharira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Liṅgaśarīra can be transliterated into English as Lingasarira or Lingasharira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)
Liṅgaśarīra (लिङ्गशरीर) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “subtle body”.Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
The Liṅga Śarīra is the vehicle of consciousness in later Samkhya, Vedanta, and Yoga, and is propelled by past-life tendencies, or bhavas. Linga can be translated as "characteristic mark" or "impermanence" and the term Sarira (Vedanta) as "form" or "mold". Karana or "instrument" is a synonymous term. In the Classical Samkhya system of Isvarakrsna (ca. 4th century CE), the Lińga is the characteristic mark of the transmigrating entity. It consists of twenty-five tattvas from eternal consciousness down to the five organs of sense, five of activity (buddindriya or jñānendriya, and karmendriya respectively) and the five subtle elements that are the objects of sense (tanmatras) The Samkhyakarika says:
Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
"The subtle body (linga), previously arisen, unconfined, constant, inclusive of the great one (mahat) etc , through the subtle elements, not having enjoyment, transmigrates, (because of) being endowed with bhavas ("conditions" or "dispositions")
As a picture (does) not (exist) without a support, or as a shadow (does) not (exist) without a post and so forth; so too the instrument (linga or karana) does not exist without that which is specific (i.e. a subtle body)."
Languages of India and abroad
liṅgaśarīra (लिंगशरीर).—n S More commonly liṅgadēha.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Liṅgaśarīra (लिङ्गशरीर).—the subtle frame or body; see लिङ्ग (liṅga) (13) above.
Derivable forms: liṅgaśarīram (लिङ्गशरीरम्).
Liṅgaśarīra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms liṅga and śarīra (शरीर). See also (synonyms): liṅgadeha.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-raṃ) One of the five sheaths that encose the soul, (in Vedanta philosophy.) Also liṅgadeha .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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