Pramanas, Pramaṇas: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Pramaṇas (प्रमणस्) refers to “cheerfully”, according to the Śivayogadīpikā, an ancient Sanskrit text dealing with Yoga possibly corresponding to the Śivayoga quoted in Śivānanda’s Yogacintāmaṇi.—Accordingly, [while describing a sequence of Haṭhayoga practices]: “Thus, by means of this Haṭhayoga which has eight auxiliaries, those [students who are] life-long celibates obtain the Siddhis of the [best of Sages] because of their untiring practice. [...] In the tenth [year], he can move [as fast as] his mind and cheerfully (pramaṇas) go wherever he wishes. In the eleventh year, he is omniscient and a yogin who possesses the Siddhis. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pramaṇas (प्रमणस्) or Pramanas (प्रमनस्).—a.

1) Happy, cheerful, delighted.

2) Good-natured.

3) Attentive.

4) Kind, amiable (Ved.).

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Pramanas (प्रमनस्).—a.

1) (Vedic) Careful, tender.

2) Delighted, happy, cheerful, in good spirits; नृपस्य नातिप्रमनाः सदोगृहं सुदक्षिणासूनुरपि न्यवर्तत (nṛpasya nātipramanāḥ sadogṛhaṃ sudakṣiṇāsūnurapi nyavartata) R.3.67.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pramaṇas (प्रमणस्).—mfn. (ṇāḥ-ṇāḥ-ṇaḥ) Joyful, cheerful. E. pra implying pleasure, sure, manas the mind; also pramanas; the ṇa being optionally changed to na .

Pramaṇas can also be spelled as Pramanas (प्रमनस्).

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Pramanas (प्रमनस्).—mfn.

(-nāḥ-nāḥ-naḥ) Happy, delighted. E. pra implying pleasure, manas the mind.

Pramanas can also be spelled as Pramaṇas (प्रमणस्).

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

Pramanas (प्रमनस्).—adj. delighted happy.

Pramanas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and manas (मनस्).

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

Pramaṇas (प्रमणस्).—v. pramanas.

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Pramanas (प्रमनस्).—[adjective] loving, tender; cheerful, merry, gay.

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

1) Pramaṇas (प्रमणस्):—[=pra-maṇas] mfn. careful, attentive, kind, [Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] good-natured, cheerful, [Harivaṃśa] (cf. pramanas).

3) Pramanas (प्रमनस्):—[=pra-manas] [from pra-man] mfn. careful, tender, [Atharva-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] pleased, cheerful, willing, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] (cf. pra-maṇas).

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

1) Pramaṇas (प्रमणस्):—[(ṇāḥ-ṇāḥ-ṇaḥ) a.] Joyful.

2) Pramanas (प्रमनस्):—[pra-manas] (nāḥ-nāḥ-naḥ) a. Happy.

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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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