Prashantata, Praśāntatā: 5 definitions


Prashantata means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Praśāntatā can be transliterated into English as Prasantata or Prashantata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Prashantata in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Praśāntatā (प्रशान्तता) refers to “tranquillity of mind”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Also when there is duration of life, completeness of all the senses, a good mind [and] tranquillity of mind (praśāntatā) for embodied souls in the human state, that is unexpected. Then if the mind is devoid of any sense object [and] influenced by restraint and tranquillity by means of virtue still there is no ascertainment of reality”.

Synonyms: Krodhābhāva.

General definition book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of prashantata or prasantata in the context of General definition from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Praśāntatā (प्रशान्तता).—[feminine] tranquillity of mind.

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

Praśāntatā (प्रशान्तता):—[=pra-śānta-tā] [from pra-śānta > pra-śān > pra-śam] f. tranquillity of mind, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Prashantata in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of prashantata or prasantata in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: