Dhyana, Dhyāna, Dhyānā: 46 definitions

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Dhyana has 44 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Dhyan.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dhyāna (ध्यान):—(wie eben)

1) n. das Nachsinnen (= cintā [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 320]), Vertiefung, insbes. die religiöse Beschauung [?(Amarakoṣa 3, 4, 3, 23. Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 840):] bhagavaddhyānapūta [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 12, 3.] dhyānamevānvapadyata [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 2, 25.] dhyānamāsthitaḥ [30.] dhyānaṃ jagāma [2, 87, 1.] parā [Nalopākhyāna 2, 3.] tatparā [16, 22.] dṛṣṭvā vai cakṣuṣā [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 9, 64.] [Suśruta 2, 538, 9.] [Śākuntala 80, 15.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 5, 47. 55.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 59, 3.] dhyānaṃ vāva cittādbhūyaḥ [Chāndogyopaniṣad 7, 6, 1.] [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 172.] svayamevātmano dhyānāttadaṇḍamakaroddvidhā [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 1, 12. 6, 72.] jñānāddhyānaṃ viśiṣyate . dhyānātkarmaphalatyāgaḥ [Bhagavadgītā 12, 12.] [Harivaṃśa 4613. 7326.] dehabandhaścittadhāraṇā tatpratyayaikatānatā dhyānam [Patañjali] in [Viṣṇupurāṇa 658, Nalopākhyāna 21.] prāṇāyāmastathā dhyānaṃ pratyāhāro tha dhāraṇā . smaraṇaṃ caiva yoge sminpañca dharmāḥ prakīrtitāḥ .. [Vāyupurāṇa] in [Oxforder Handschriften 50,b, Nalopākhyāna 3.] yamaniyamāsanaprāṇāyāmapratyāhāradhāraṇādhyānasamādhayaḥ [Madhusūdanasarasvatī’s Prasthānabheda] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 22.] [Vedānta lecture No. 127.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 8, 14.] ccheda [Bhartṛhari 3, 29.] dhyeye dhyānaṃ niveśya [88.] stimitalocana [Raghuvaṃśa 1, 73.] dhyānādavagato smi [Śākuntala 111, 4. 171.] Ueber das Dhyāna bei den Buddhisten s. [BURNOUF] in [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 800. fgg.] [WASSILJEW] und [KÖPPEN.] —

2) m. Name des 11ten Tages in der lichten Hälfte von Brahman's Monat; s. u. kalpa 2,d.

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Dhyāna (ध्यान):—

1) dṛṣṭi adj. [Rāmāyaṇa 7, 37, 2, 12.] tatra (d. i. tasmindeśe yatra cittaṃ dhṛtam) pratyayaikatānatā dhyānam [Oxforder Handschriften 229,a.] dhāraṇā pañcanāḍībhirdhyānaṃ ca ṣaṣṭināḍikam [237,a,10.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dhyāna (ध्यान):——

1) n. — a) das Nachsinnen , Vertiefung ; insbes. die religiöse Betrachtung , — Beschauung. — b) Gefühllosigkeit , Stumpfheit [Bhāvaprakāśa 4,182.] —

2) m. der 11te Kalpa 2)h).

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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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