Prashanti, Praśānti, Prashamti: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Praśānti can be transliterated into English as Prasanti or Prashanti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Praśānti (प्रशान्ति) refers to “peace (of mind)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “When dwelling in a house, [a lifestyle] which is full of great misfortune [and] exceedingly despicable, victory over carelessness cannot be achieved even by the very wise. The unsteady mind cannot be subdued by householders. Therefore, the state of a householder is abandoned by wise men for peace of mind (citta-praśānti-artha)”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Praśānti (प्रशान्ति).—f.

1) Calmness, tranquillity, composure, quiet, repose.

2) Rest, cessation, abatement.

3) Allaying, quenching, extinction.

Derivable forms: praśāntiḥ (प्रशान्तिः).

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

Praśānti (प्रशान्ति).—f.

(-ntiḥ) 1. Calm, quiet, tranquility, moral or physical. 2. Quenching, extinguishing. E. pra before, śam to be calm, ktin aff.

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

Praśānti (प्रशान्ति).—i. e. pra-śam + ti, f. 1. Calm, tranquillity, moral or physical, [Pañcatantra] 123, 21. 2. Removal, iii. [distich] 120.

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

Praśānti (प्रशान्ति).—[feminine] becoming tranquil or calm, quiet, rest, ceasing, vanishing, extinction, destruction, also = [preceding]

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

Praśānti (प्रशान्ति):—[=pra-śānti] [from pra-śān > pra-śam] f. sinking to rest, rest, tranquillity ([especially] of mind), calm, quiet, pacification, abatement, extinction, destruction, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

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

Praśānti (प्रशान्ति):—[pra-śānti] (ntiḥ) 2. f. Quietness.

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

Praśānti (प्रशान्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pasaṃti.

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Prashanti 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prashanti in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prashanti in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) peace, tranquillity; quiet, calmness..—prashanti (प्रशांति) is alternatively transliterated as Praśāṃti.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prashanti in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Praśāṃti (ಪ್ರಶಾಂತಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಪ್ರಶಾಂತ [prashamta]2 - 1.

2) [noun] the condition of being free from sound or noise.

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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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