Samsaragamana, Saṃsāragamana, Samsara-gamana: 2 definitions


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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Saṃsāragamana (संसारगमन)—The property, ‘saṃsāra,’ ‘series of births and deaths,’ stands here for the possessor of the property, i.e., the personality or Soul, undergoing births and deaths;— the ‘gamana’ of that is its migration from one body to another.—Or, ‘saṃsāra ’ may be taken as standing for the objects of the world, i.e., the three Regions of the Earth, etc.;—the ‘gamana’ is being born in those regions, as described before. (See Manusmṛti 1.117)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃsāragamana (संसारगमन).—transmigration; संसारगमनं चैव त्रिविधं कर्मसंभवम् (saṃsāragamanaṃ caiva trividhaṃ karmasaṃbhavam) Ms.1.117.

Derivable forms: saṃsāragamanam (संसारगमनम्).

Saṃsāragamana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saṃsāra and gamana (गमन).

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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. 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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