Saguna-brahman, Saguṇabrahman, Sagunabrahman: 2 definitions
Saguna-brahman 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.
Vedanta (school of philosophy)Source: Google Books: Śrī Vedānta-sūtra
Saguṇa-Brahman refers to a “form constructed of the mode of material goodness” and represents one of the two kinds of Brahman, which are:—
- Saguṇa Brahman [Brahman enmeshed in the modes of material nature], and
- Nirguṇa Brahman [Brahman untoched by the nodes of material nature].
Saguṇa Brahman has a form constructed of the mode of material goodness. This Saguṇa Brahman is the omniscient, all-powerful creator of the material universes.
Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Saguna Brahman (lit. "The Absolute with qualities") came from the Sanskrit saguṇa (सगुण) "with qualities" and Brahman (ब्रह्मन्) "The Absolute", close to the concept of immanence, the manifested divine presence.
According to Advaita as taught by Sankara, saguna brahman refers to the lord identical with his own infinite jnanam. Sankara refers to him by names such as Shiva, Vishnu as specified in the vedas and upanishads. This saguna brahman is Paramartha, eternal, undecaying and non-differentiated from nirguna brahman. He is not affected even when he appears in this world as he controls the effects of his own maya shakti.
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Brahma Sutras (Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Vireshwarananda)
Chapter IV, Section III, Adhikarana V < [Section III]
Chapter III, Section III, Adhikarana XVIII < [Section III]
Chapter IV, Section II, Adhikarana IX < [Section II]
Brahma Sutras (Nimbarka commentary) (by Roma Bose)
Brahma-Sūtra 1.1.10 < [Adhikaraṇa 5 - Sūtras 5-12]
Brahma-Sūtra 1.1.8 < [Adhikaraṇa 5 - Sūtras 5-12]
Brahma-Sūtra 1.1.12 < [Adhikaraṇa 5 - Sūtras 5-12]
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
(i) Ātreya Brahmanandi and Draidāchārya < [50. Some Pre-Śaṅkara Advaitins]
Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Nikhilananda)
Mandukya Karika, verse 3.1 < [Chapter III - Advaita Prakarana (Non-duality)]
Mandukya Karika, verse 1.2 < [Chapter I - Agama Prakarana (Scripture)]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Mahayana Buddhism and Early Advaita Vedanta (Study) (by Asokan N.)