Phalarthin, Phalārthin, Phalārthī, Phala-arthin, Phala-arthi: 6 definitions

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Phalarthin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Phalarthin in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Phalārthin (फलार्थिन्) refers to “one who desire (spiritual) fruit”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(The Śāmbhava yogi) has the authority (to perform the rites), knows the scripture and has a consort. [...] At the end of the day he should wander around in search of alms and eat the divine sacrificial pap. He is free of rebirth (gamāgama lit. ‘coming and going’) and has severed (the bonds of) doubt. All the universe consisting of (the triple impurity, namely) innate (mala), Karma and Māyā is all Māyā (i.e. false). It is said that everything should be abandoned. This is the meditation of those who desire (spiritual) fruit [i.e., phalārthin]. (A yogi who practices this way) is naked, eats (the food he) begs and avoids the company of the fettered. He considers himself and others equally. (Such a one) is said to be a Śāmbhava yogi”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Phalarthin in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Phalārthin (फलार्थिन्) refers to “those who seek the fruit (of either enjoyment or liberation)”, according to the Svacchandatantra verse 4.79b-81b.—Accordingly, “Next there is the initiation for the purpose of the purification of the cosmic path for those who seek the fruit of [either] enjoyment or liberation (bhuktimukti-phalārthin). The subtle method that causes the cutting of the bonds is explained. The Guru asks the candidate seeking benefits [about] the two-fold [option]. Whatever fruit he desires, accordingly he should start the propitiation of Mantras”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Phalarthin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Phalārthin (फलार्थिन्).—[adjective] wishing for fruits or a reward.

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

Phalārthin (फलार्थिन्):—[from phala > phal] mfn. one who aims at fruits or reward, [Pañcatantra]

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Phalarthin in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Phalarthin in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Phalārthī (फलार्थी) [Also spelled falarthi]:—(nm) see [phalāpekṣī].

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