Prasahya: 10 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

Prasahya (प्रसह्य) refers to “forcibly (cutting off)” (the streams of intentional thinking), according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [When the gaze] is focused constantly, [it results] in forcibly (prasahya) cutting off the streams of intentional thinking. [Then,] because of the disappearance of its object [of focus], the gaze, while very gradually weakening, [finally] ceases. The more the mind becomes steady through the constant practice [of focusing the gaze], so does breath, speech, body and gaze. [...]”.

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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

Prasahya (प्रसह्य).—ind.

1) Forcibly, violently, by force; प्रसह्य मणिमुद्धरेन्मकरवक्त्रदंष्ट्राङ्कुरात् (prasahya maṇimuddharenmakaravaktradaṃṣṭrāṅkurāt) Bhartṛhari 2.4; Śiśupālavadha 1.27.

2) Exceedingly, much.

3) Having conquered or won; नाह- मिच्छामि भीष्मेण गृहीतां त्वां प्रसह्य वै (nāha- micchāmi bhīṣmeṇa gṛhītāṃ tvāṃ prasahya vai) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.175.6; M.1.

4) Instantly, at once; परस्य भूयान् विवरेऽभियोगः प्रसह्य संरक्षण- मात्मरन्ध्रे (parasya bhūyān vivare'bhiyogaḥ prasahya saṃrakṣaṇa- mātmarandhre) Kirātārjunīya 16.23.

5) Necessarily, absolutely.

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

Prasahya (प्रसह्य).—Ind. 1. Forcibly, violently. 2. Exceedingly. E. pra excessively, sah to be able, lyap aff.

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

Prasahya (प्रसह्य).—1. [gerund] forcibly, by force.

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Prasahya (प्रसह्य).—2. [adjective] to be resisted or overpowered.

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

1) Prasahya (प्रसह्य):—[=pra-sahya] [from pra-sah] a mfn. to be conquered or resisted etc.

2) [v.s. ...] capable of being c° or r° ([infinitive mood] with pass. sense), [Mahābhārata 2.]

3) [v.s. ...] b ind. having conquered or won, [Mālavikāgnimitra i, 2]

4) [v.s. ...] using force, forcibly, violently, [Manu-smṛti; Gautama-dharma-śāstra] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] exceedingly, very much, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Mṛcchakaṭikā]

6) [v.s. ...] at once, without more ado, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

7) [v.s. ...] necessarily, absolutely, by all means (with na, ‘by no means’), [Manu-smṛti; Varāha-mihira; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Prasahya (प्रसह्य):—[pra-sahya] adv. Forcibly; exceedingly.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Prasahya (प्रसह्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pasajjha, Pasajjhaṃ, Pasaḍha.

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Prasahya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prasahya (ಪ್ರಸಹ್ಯ):—[adjective] forcing to accept, do, restrain, etc.; compelling.

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Prasahya (ಪ್ರಸಹ್ಯ):—[noun] a compelling or being compelled; coercion; constraint; compulsion.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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