Sukshmasharira, Sukshma-sharira, Sūkṣmaśarīra: 12 definitions

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Sukshmasharira 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.

The Sanskrit term Sūkṣmaśarīra can be transliterated into English as Suksmasarira or Sukshmasharira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sūkṣmaśarīra (सूक्ष्मशरीर).—See under Punarjanma.

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sūkṣmaśārira (सूक्ष्मशारिर) refers to the “subtle body”, representing one of the three types of the body (śārira), as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.18. Accordingly, “the body (śarīra) is of three types: the gross (sthūla), the subtle (sūkṣma) and the causal (kāraṇa). [...] The subtle body (sūkṣmaśārira) yields the enjoyment of pleasures through the senses; [...] The Jīva experiences happiness as a result of virtue and misery as a result of sin. The Jīva bound by the rope of activities revolves round and round for ever like a wheel by means of the three types of body and their activities”.

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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.

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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

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Source: WikiPedia: Vedanta

Sūkṣmaśarīra (सूक्ष्मशरीर), or the “subtle body” is the body of the mind and the vital energies, which keep the physical body alive. Together with the causal body it is the transmigrating soul or jiva, separating from the gross body upon death.

The subtle body is composed of the five subtle elements, the elements before they have undergone panchikarana, and contains:

  • sravanadipanchakam - the five organs of perception,
  • vagadipanchakam - the five organs of action,
  • pranapanchakam - the five-fold vital breath,
  • manas
  • Buddhi, the Intellect, discriminating wisdom
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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).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Sukṣmaśarīra (सुक्ष्मशरीर):—Subtle Body; see Ativahika purusha

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

The subtle body (sūkṣma śarīra) in Vedantic philosophy is composed of three Kosas or "sheaths" (Pranamaya, Manomaya and Vignanamaya kosas are related to Subtle body, Annamaya is related to Gross body, Anandamaya is related to Causal body). The subtle body is the vehicle of consciousness with which one passes from life to life.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sukshmasharira in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sūkṣmaśarīra (सूक्ष्मशरीर).—the subtile body which is invested by the grosser material frame (= liṅgaśarīra q. v.).

Derivable forms: sūkṣmaśarīram (सूक्ष्मशरीरम्).

Sūkṣmaśarīra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūkṣma and śarīra (शरीर). See also (synonyms): sūkṣmadeha.

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Sūkṣmaśarīra (सूक्ष्मशरीर).—(in phil.) a subtle body.

Derivable forms: sūkṣmaśarīram (सूक्ष्मशरीरम्).

Sūkṣmaśarīra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūkṣma and śarīra (शरीर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sūkṣmaśarīra (सूक्ष्मशरीर).—n.

(-raṃ) The subtle body invested by and the archetype of the grosser and perceptible frame. E. sūkṣma, and śarīra body.

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

Sūkṣmaśarīra (सूक्ष्मशरीर).—n. atom-like body, a Vedāntic term, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 208, 5.

— Cf. perhaps [Anglo-Saxon.] hold, cadaver.

Sūkṣmaśarīra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūkṣma and śarīra (शरीर).

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

Sūkṣmaśarīra (सूक्ष्मशरीर).—[neuter] the subtile body (ph.).

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

1) Sūkṣmaśarīra (सूक्ष्मशरीर):—[=sūkṣma-śarīra] [from sūkṣma] n. (in [philosophy]) the subtle body (= lingaś q.v., opp. to sthūla-ś q.v.)

2) [v.s. ...] n. [plural] the six subtle principles from which the grosser elements are evolved (viz. Ahaṃ-kāra and the 5 Tan-mātras See, [Manu-smṛti i, 17]; [according to] to other systems ‘the 17 subtle principles of the 5 organs of sense, 5 organs of action, 5 elements, Buddhi and Manas’), [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 53 n. 2; 198 n. 3]

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

Sūkṣmaśarīra (सूक्ष्मशरीर):—[sūkṣma-śarīra] (raṃ) 1. n. The subtle body, the tissue covered or filled up by the visible body.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sūkṣmaśarīra (ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮಶರೀರ):—[noun] = ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮ [sukshma]2 - 10.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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