Paramananda, Paramānanda, Parama-ananda: 9 definitions


Paramananda means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Brahma Nirvana: The Tantric Oneness

Tantra teaches you to be devoid of distinctions and differences. It is where the subject and the object merge into One – our center, our very basic natural state, our deepest core. Once you stop identifying yourself with anything – neither happiness nor sadness, neither darkness nor light, neither male nor female, neither pleasure nor pain – and be a witness of all the realities that you are none of these dualities created by your own mind, but You are All of that, An Absolute Oneness, you become more intuitive, joyful, graceful and creative. Such a state is called “Paramananda” (परमानन्द​) – Supreme Joy or bliss. In such a state of self awareness, all the dualities in you disappears and you become One with your soul.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Google Books: The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

The Four Types of Supreme Bliss (paramānanda) are part of the Sixteen Aspects (ṣoḍaśākārā) of Gnosis (jñāna) in terms of conventional reality.

  1.  the supreme bliss of the body (kāya-paramānanda)
  2. the supreme bliss of the mind (citta-paramānanda)
  3. the supreme bliss of speech (vāc-paramānanda)
  4. the supreme bliss of gnosis (jñāna-paramānanda)
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context information

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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paramānanda (परमानंद).—m (S) Superlative or exceeding joy. 2 Supreme bliss. A title of God.

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

paramānanda (परमानंद).—m Supreme bliss.

context information

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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paramānanda (परमानन्द).—'supreme felicity', Supreme Spirit.

Derivable forms: paramānandaḥ (परमानन्दः).

Paramānanda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms parama and ānanda (आनन्द).

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

Paramānanda (परमानन्द).—m. 1. the highest bliss. 2. the universal soul.

Paramānanda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms parama and ānanda (आनन्द).

context information

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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