Shrotra, Śrotra: 9 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śrotra can be transliterated into English as Srotra or Shrotra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
Śrotra (श्रोत्र) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “ear”. It is one of the fourteen Adhyātma (pertaining to the body) mentioned in the Subālopaniṣad (fifth section). The corresponding Ādhibhūta (pertaining to the elements) is called śrotavya (the audible) and the corresponding Adhidaivata (presiding deity) is diś (the quarters). Accordingly, “the nādis form their bond (or connect them). He who moves in the ear (śrotra), in the audible (śrotavya), in the quarters (diś), in the nādis, in prāṇa, in vijñāna, in ānanda, in the ākāśa of the heart and within all else—That is Ātman. It is that which should be worshipped. It is without old age, death, fear, sorrow or end.”
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Śrotra (श्रोत्र).—A Tuṣita god.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 19. Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 18.
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
1) Śrotra (श्रोत्र, “ear”) refers to the “two ears”, from which the Buddha emitted numerous rays when he smiled with his whole body after contemplating the entire universe, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—Accordingly, having himself arranged the lion-seat, the Bhagavat sat down cross-legged; holding his body upright and fixing his attention, he entered into the samādhirājasamādhi. Then, having tranquilly come out of this samādhi and having contemplated the entire universe with his divine eye (divyacakṣus), the Bhagavat smiled with his whole body. Wheels with a thousand spokes imprinted on the soles of his feet (pādatala) shoot out six hundred prabhedakoṭi of rays. In the same way, beams of six hundred prabhedakoṭi of rays are emitted from his two ears (śrotra).
2) Śrotra (श्रोत्र, “hearing”) refers to the one of the twenty-two faculties (indriya), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 38. The word indriya, derived from the root id or ind, is synonymous with great power, with control. The twenty-two Dharmas in question [viz., Śrotra] have the characteristic of being dominant in regard to the living being (sattva) in that which concerns: his primary constitution, his distinctiveness, his duration, his moral defilement and his purification.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Śrotra (श्रोत्र, “ear”) or śrotrāyatana refers to one of the “twelve sense spheres” (āyatana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 24). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., śrotra). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Śrotra.—(IE 8-5; EI 32), probably, a tax in kind collected from farmers by a lessee of State lands; same as Marāṭhī śilotara, śilotarī or śilotrī; cf. śrotaka. Note: śrotra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śrōtra (श्रोत्र).—n S The sense or the organ of hearing.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
śrōtra (श्रोत्र).—n The sense or the organ of hearing.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śrotra (श्रोत्र).—[śrūyate'nena śru-karaṇe-ṣṭran]
1) The ear; श्रोत्रं श्रुतेनैव न कुण्डलेन (śrotraṃ śrutenaiva na kuṇḍalena) Bh.2.71.
2) Proficiency in the Vedas.
3) The Veda.
Derivable forms: śrotram (श्रोत्रम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-traṃ) 1. The ear. 2. The veda. E. śru to hear, Unadi aff. ṣṭran .
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+3): Shrotrabhrit, Shrotrada, Shrotradhatu, Shrotradi, Shrotrahina, Shrotramaya, Shrotramula, Shrotrapadavi, Shrotrapali, Shrotraparampara, Shrotrapeta, Shrotrapeya, Shrotraputa, Shrotraramya, Shrotrarupaskandha, Shrotrasparshin, Shrotrasukha, Shrotravadin, Shrotravant, Shrotravartman.
Full-text (+28): Shrotrasukha, Shrotravadin, Shrautra, Shrotrapeta, Shrotraramya, Shrotravartman, Shrotrabhrit, Shrotrada, Shrotrahina, Shrotrasparshin, Stabdhashrotra, Shrotrendriya, Shrotradi, Ghatashrotra, Shrotrapadavi, Shrotraparampara, Shrotradhatu, Shrotramula, Divyashrotra, Ekadashendriya.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.3.90-91 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana: Worship]
Verse 2.6.143 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 4.26 < [Chapter 4 - Jñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Transcendental Knowledge)]
Verse 2.42 < [Chapter 2 - Sāṅkhya-yoga (Yoga through distinguishing the Soul from the Body)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Ninefold classification of dharmas < [Part 2 - Understanding dharmatā and its synonyms]
Appendix 1 - The four great elements (mahābhūta) < [Chapter XLIX - The Four Conditions]
The Samṛddhi-sūtra < [Chapter XLVIII - The Eighteen Emptinesses]
Philosophy of Charaka-samhita (by Asokan. G)
World Construction (Sāṃkhya and Caraka) < [Chapter 3 - Fundamental Theories]
Sense capacities [in Charaka philosophy] < [Chapter 5 - The Complete Man]
Yoga Sutras with Vedanta Commentaries (by Patañjali)