Yogadharma: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Yogadharma (योगधर्म).—The first of all dharmas;1 hidden by Kaśyapa in a cave and discovered and published by Sanatkumāra for the benefit of humanity;2 not to be discussed with Yogins; but implicit obedience to it leads to heaven, and nonconformity would lead to hell.3

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 83. 60.
  • 2) Ib. 83. 83-4.
  • 3) Ib. 83. 91-94; 104. 14.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous (Y) next»] — Yogadharma in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yōgadharma (योगधर्म).—m (S) A duty, virtue, or peculiar business of a yōgī. Ten are particularized; viz. ahiṃsā, satya, astēya, brahmacarya, aparigraha. These five are named yama. Then śauca, santōṣa, tapa, svādhyāya, īśvara- praṇidhāna. These five are named niyama. Another enumeration gives ahiṃsā, satya, akrōdha, tyāga, śānti, apaiśuna, dayā, alōbha, mārdava, lajjā. Another includes dama, kṣama, acāpalya, tēja, titikṣā &c. These discrepancies matter little. All the duties and virtues, understood with some qualification, would adorn, not the yōgī, but the Christian or the man; and we may term them, as some Panḍits do term them, manuṣyadharma.

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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.

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