Saumi, Saumī: 4 definitions


Saumi means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Google Books: An Esoteric Exposition of the Bardo Thodol Part A

Saumī (सौमी):—One of the six ‘Queens of Yoga’ projecting the rites of enrichment—The whitish hawk-headed Saumī carries a vajra and guards the northeast petal of the right Gonad centre. The hawk spots its prey from a great height, here indicating the conveyance of the Earthy-Airy prāṇas projected from the Liver centre into the desire-based energy pool of the right Gonad centre.

The emotional potencies from the Solar Plexus centre are also mainly expressed via this route. They generally manifest in the strong Watery desires of the Scorpion-headed Amṝtā (the polar opposite southwest petal). Therefore this centre conveys the potent saṃskāras that manifest the general emotional disposition of the person as far as attachment to objects of the form are concerned. These samskāras manifest via the Gonadic centre’s dispensation in the form of loving disposition found in human relationships.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saumī (सौमी).—(cf. saumya) [feminine] moonshine.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saumī (सौमी):—[from sauma] f. of next.

[Sanskrit to German]

Saumi in German

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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.

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