Prakashatman, Prakāśātman, Prakasha-atman: 6 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Prakāśātman can be transliterated into English as Prakasatman or Prakashatman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vedanta (school of philosophy)Source: Hindupedia: Later Advaitins
Prakāṣātman, c.10th century CE, is well-known as the author of a Vivaraṇa to Padmapāda's Pancapādikā. The Pancapādikā-Vivaraṇa spawned a distinct intellectual current within Advaita-Vedanta, known as the Vivaraṇa school. Prakāṣātman's other works include the Śabdanirṇaya and the Nyāyamuktāvalī (a commentary on the Brahmasūtra-s).
Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Śrī Prakāśātman (ca. 1000 CE); Author of the Pañcapādikāvivaraṇa, which is a commentary on the Pañcapādikā.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Prakāśātman (प्रकाशात्मन्).—a. bright, shining. (-m.) an epithet of (1) Viṣṇu; (2) of Śiva; (3) the sun.
Prakāśātman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prakāśa and ātman (आत्मन्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tmā) 1. The sun. 2. An epithet of Siva. E. prakāśa light, ātman self; light itself.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Prakāśātman (प्रकाशात्मन्):—[=pra-kāśātman] [from pra-kāśa > pra-kāś] mfn. brilliant in character or nature, brilliant, shining, [Sūryasiddhānta]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] Name of sub voce men and authors (also with yati and svāmin), [Catalogue(s)]
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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Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 11 - Padmapāda (a.d. 820) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 28 - Prakāśānanda (a.d. 1550—1600) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 7 - Śaṅkara and his School < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 6 - Ontological position of Rāmānuja’s Philosophy < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 3 - Vedānta Literature < [Chapter X - The Śaṅkara School Of Vedānta]
Part 13 - The Theory of Causation < [Chapter X - The Śaṅkara School Of Vedānta]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 3 - Interpretation of Brahma-sūtra I. 1. 2 < [Chapter XXVI - Madhva’s Interpretation of the Brahma-sūtras]
Part 5 - Rāmānuja and Madhva < [Chapter XXV - Madhva and his School]
Part 2 - Interpretation of Brahma-sūtra I. 1. 1 < [Chapter XXVI - Madhva’s Interpretation of the Brahma-sūtras]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 35 - Śiva-sahasranāma: the thousand names of Śiva < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]