Rajasika, Rājasika: 2 definitions
Rajasika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Rajsik.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Rājasika (राजसिक) refers to internal and external nature of Brahmā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.16:—“[...] Viṣṇu is of Sattva attribute, I (Brahmā) am of Rajas attribute and Rudra is of Tamas attribute. This is only in view of the activities in the world. But in fact and in name it is otherwise. Viṣṇu is of Tāmasika nature within but externally Sāttvika; Rudra is of Sāttvika nature within but of Tāmasic nature outside, I am of Rājasic nature throughout”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Rājasika (राजसिक) refers to “of the material mode of passion”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rājasika (राजसिक):—[from rājasa] mfn. = rājasa, [Pañcarātra]
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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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 17.3 < [Chapter 17 - Śraddhā-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Verse 18.21 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
Verse 17.4 < [Chapter 17 - Śraddhā-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 3: Sharirasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)