Pratyatma, Pratyātma: 4 definitions


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pratyātma (प्रत्यात्म).—(°-), in composition, and °mam, adv., rare in Sanskrit; = Pali paccatta(ṃ), like [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] fairly common, and in general parallel to it; (by) one's own (separate, individual) self: adv. °mam, Mahāvastu iii.317.19 (? by em.); 447.7 (°mam eva parinirvāyati); Śikṣāsamuccaya 246.16 (yad idam asmin kāye 'dhyātmaṃ pratyātmam āpaḥ); Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 103.14 (yaḥ svayam eva °maṃ pūjayet); °ma-mīmāṃsājñānena Sukhāvatīvyūha 3.19; °ma-vedanīya (of dharma), to be personally realized, Mahāvyutpatti 1297; Śikṣāsamuccaya 323.7; °ma-vedayitavya (of dharma-vinaya) Mahāvastu iii.200.10; especially common in Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra, °ma-gati, the way (of salvation) by personal realization, Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 4.16; 5.5, 14; 6.2, etc.; °ma-dharma 6.11; °ma-dharmatā-śuddhaṃ [Page377-a+ 71] (nayaṃ) 8.1, (the doctrine) pure with (in) the true nature of (realization by?) the inner self; in Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 2.7 (where Suzuki assumes loss of a negative by corruption) sva- pratyātmāryajñāna-tarkadṛṣṭitīrthya-śrāvaka-pratyeka- buddhāryaviṣaye tadbhāvito dharmo deśitaḥ, perhaps meaning: in the exalted sphere (āryaviṣaye) of (1) the exalted knowledge based on one's own inner self (on the one hand) and (2) of sophistic and false views, of heretics, śrāvakas, and pratyekabuddhas (on the other), —the dharma as realized in relation to these (various doctrines, tad-bhāvito) has been taught (by former Tathāgatas on this peak of Malaya).

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

1) Pratyātma (प्रत्यात्म):—[=praty-ātma] [from praty > prati] ([in the beginning of a compound]) for every soul, in ev° s°, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] ([in the beginning of a compound]) singly, [Patañjali]

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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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