Pratitantra, Prati-tantra: 2 definitions


Pratitantra means something in 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Digital Library of India: Srimad Rahasyatrayasara of Sri Vedantadesika

The word Pratitantra means a doctrine or feature which is peculiar and distinctive to a certain (philosophical or religious) system exclusive of all others. Here it may be asked what the doctrie that is most important and unique to our system of Vedanta is. It is the doctrine which maintains that the relationship between Iswara (Īśvara) and the world of sentient beings and non-sentient things, is that between the soul and the body. (Another is the doctrine that every word, whatever its ordinary denotation may be, such as ‘cow’ “man” and the like, refers ultimately to Iswara who is within them as their innermost soul).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Pratitantra (प्रतितन्त्र).—Adv. n.

(-ntraṃ) 1. According to each Tantra. 2. According to each opinion, &c. E. prati and tantra a doctrine.

context information

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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