Pradeshamatra, Prādeśamātra, Pradesha-matra: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Prādeśamātra can be transliterated into English as Pradesamatra or Pradeshamatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Pradeśamātra (प्रदेशमात्र) refers to the “size of the area (of the universe and the atmosphere)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Sentient beings, inflamed by very intense pleasure [and] unsteady from affliction by wrong faith, wander about in a five-fold life that is difficult to be traversed. It has been stated at length that the cycle of rebirth which is full of suffering is five-fold on account of combining substance , place [com.—place (kṣetraṃ) is the size of the area of the universe and the atmosphere (lokākāśapradeśamātraṃ)], right time, life and intention”.

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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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[«previous next»] — Pradeshamatra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prādeśamātra (प्रादेशमात्र).—a. just a little, for giving an idea; प्रादेशमात्रं भवतः प्रदर्शितम् (prādeśamātraṃ bhavataḥ pradarśitam) Bhāgavata 1.5.2.

Prādeśamātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prādeśa and mātra (मात्र).

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

1) Prādeśamātra (प्रादेशमात्र):—[=prā-deśa-mātra] [from prā-deśa > prā] n. the measure of a span, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] (with bhūmeḥ, ‘a mere span of land’ [Mahābhārata])

2) [v.s. ...] mf(ī)n. a span long, [Brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra] 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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