Reflecting: 1 definition
Reflecting means something in the history of ancient India. 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.
India history and geographySource: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)
Reflecting (the tenets of religion and philosophy) refers to one of the various methods of pursuing the spiritual life in the Hermitages (or Ashrams) of ancient India, as vividly depicted in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 87.20-28: Here is a vivid description of the intellectual and spiritual life in the Aśrama of a Jaina Muni. Uddyotanasūri gives a list of twenty-one methods of study and discussions and approaches to the tenets of religion and philosophy, [e.g., reflecting] [...]. Also see the description of the hermitage of Divākara Mitra described by Bāṇa in the Harṣacarita.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Starts with: Reflecting Contemplation.
Full-text (+228): Alocana, Nirvicara, Gambhira, Mananashila, Dhyanapara, Cintayana, Pratyasvara, Jaladarsha, Mokshavarttika, Visheshabhavana, Cintana, Adhyana, Samcintana, Sacitta, Cintayamana, Cintenta, Vitakkenta, Kaipididana, Samajutadara, Avimrishya.
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The Book of Protection (by Piyadassi Thera)
The Buddhist Path to Enlightenment (study) (by Dr Kala Acharya)
1.4. Enlightenment Factor of Joy or Rapture < [Chapter 3 - Seven Factors of Enlightenment and Noble Eightfold Path]
1(b). The Seven Factors of Enlightenment (Introduction) < [Chapter 3 - Seven Factors of Enlightenment and Noble Eightfold Path]
1.3. Enlightenment Factor of Effort < [Chapter 3 - Seven Factors of Enlightenment and Noble Eightfold Path]
Advice To Rāhula (by Nyanaponika Thera)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
4. Third dhyāna < [Part 3 - Definition of the various dhyānas and samāpattis]
Part 3 - Definition of the various dhyānas and samāpattis < [Chapter XXVIII - The Virtue of Meditation (dhyāna)]
Appendix 6 - The Legend of the Buddha Lokeśvararāja and the bhikṣu Dharmākara < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)