Prithagbhava, Pṛthagbhāva, Prithak-bhava: 10 definitions
Prithagbhava 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.
The Sanskrit term Pṛthagbhāva can be transliterated into English as Prthagbhava or Prithagbhava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Pṛthagbhāva (पृथग्भाव) refers to “separate” (i.e., ‘separateness of phenomena’), according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[...] He should treat [all phenomena] as one, not as separate (pṛthagbhāva). He should not drink [alcohol] or eat meat idly [with no ritual purpose]. He should not drink wine without first purifying it [with mantras], and he should consume meat after he has purified it with that [wine]. He should not answer the call of nature, should not sip water, etc., while reciting mantras or in an assembly. If he does so out of folly, the curse of the Yoginīs will fall on him. [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
Pṛthagbhāva (पृथग्भाव) refers to “being aware of separateness”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I shall define the nature of that highest, mind-free absorption which arises for those devoted to constant practice. [...] Just as ghee which has dissolved into [another batch of] ghee, is not separate [in any way] from [that] ghee, so the Yogin, who has dissolved into the highest reality, is not aware of separateness (pṛthagbhāva). [...]”.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pṛthagbhāva (पृथग्भाव).—separateness, individuality; (so pṛthaktvam).
Derivable forms: pṛthagbhāvaḥ (पृथग्भावः).
Pṛthagbhāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pṛthak and bhāva (भाव).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pṛthagbhāva (पृथग्भाव).—m. 1. separateness. 2. difference.
Pṛthagbhāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pṛthak and bhāva (भाव).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pṛthagbhāva (पृथग्भाव).—[masculine] separateness, difference, individuality.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pṛthagbhāva (पृथग्भाव):—[=pṛthag-bhāva] [from pṛthag > pṛth] m. separate state or condition, difference, distinctness, individuality, [Kaṭha-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pṛthagbhāva (पृथग्भाव):—[pṛthag-bhāva] (vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) a. Separate (from God), without God.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Pṛthagbhāva (ಪೃಥಗ್ಭಾವ):—[noun] the knowledge or feeling of being apart from, not being united, associated, connected with, others; separateness.
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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