The Joyous Meditation Teachings of Lorin Roche


Brahman-Expansion


  • n. (lit. " growth " , " expansion " , " evolution " , " development " " swelling of the spirit or soul " , fr. √2. bṛh) pious effusion or utterance , outpouring of the heart in worshipping the gods , prayer RV. AV. VS. TS.
  • the sacred word (as opp. to vāc , the word of man) , the veda , a sacred text , a text or mantra used as a spell (forming a distinct class from the ṛcas , sāmāni and yajūṃṣi ; cf. brahma-veda) RV. AV. Br. Mn. Pur.
  • the brāhmaṇa portion of the veda Mn. iv , 100
  • the sacred syllable Om Prab. , Sch. , (cf. Mn. ii , 83)
  • religious or spiritual knowledge (opp. to religious observances and bodily mortification such as tapas &c ) AV. Br. Mn. R.
  • holy life (esp. continence , chastity ; cf. brahma-carya) S3ak. i , 24÷25 S3am2k. Sarvad.
  • (exceptionally treated as m.) the brahma or one self-existent impersonal Spirit , the one universal Soul (or one divine essence and source from which all created things emanate or with which they are identified and to which they return) , the Self-existent , the Absolute , the Eternal (not generally an object of worship but rather of meditation and-knowledge ; also with jyéṣṭha , prathama-já , svayóm-bhu , a-mūrta , para , paratara , parama , mahat , sanātana , śāśvata ; and = paramā*tman , ātman , adhyātma , pradhāna , kṣetra-jña , tattva) AV. S3Br. Mn. MBh. &c ( IW. 9 , 83 &c )
  • n. the class of men who are the repositories and communicators of sacred knowledge , the Brahmanical caste as a body (rarely an individual Brahman) AV. TS. VS. S3Br. Mn. BhP.
  • n. food Naigh. ii , 7
  • n. wealth ib. 10
  • n. final emancipation L.
  • m. (brahmán) , one who Prays , a devout or religious man , a Brahman who is a knower of Vedic texts or spells , one versed in sacred knowledge RV. &c ([cf. Lat. , fla1men])
  • m. N. of bṛhas-pati (as the priest of the gods) RV. x , 141 , 3
  • m. one of the 4 principal priests or ṛtvijs (the other three being the hotṛ , adhvaryu and udgātṛ ; the brahman was the most learned of them and was required to know the 3 vedas , to supervise the , sacrifice and to set right mistakes ; at a later period his functions were based especially on the atharva-veda) RV. &c
  • m. brahmā or the one impersonal universal Spirit manifested as a personal Creator and as the first of the triad of personal gods (= prajā-pati q.v. ; he never appears to have become an object of general worship , though he has two temples in India » RTL. 555 &c ; his wife is sarasvatī ib. 48) TBr. &c
  • m. = brahmaṇa āyuḥ , a lifetime of brahmā Pan5car.
  • m. an inhabitant of brahmā's heaven Ja1takam.
  • m. the sun L.
  • m. N. of śiva Prab. Sch.
  • m. the veda (?) Pa1rGr2.
  • m. the intellect (= buddhi) Tattvas.
  • m. N. of a star , δ Aurigae , Su1ryat. ??
  • m. a partic. astron. yoga L.
  • m. N. of the 9th muhūrta L.
  • m. (with jainas) a partic. kalpa Dharmas3.
  • m. N. of the servant of the 10th arhat of the present avasarpiṇī L.
  • m. of a magician Ra1jat.


brahman

bráhman [p= 737,3] [L=146546]
(lit. " growth " , " expansion " , " evolution " , " development " " swelling of the spirit or soul " , fr. √2. bh) pious effusion or utterance , outpouring of the heart in worshipping the gods , prayer RV. AV. VS. TS.

opp. to vāc , the word of man) , the veda , a sacred text , a text or mantra used as a spell (forming a distinct class from the cas , sāmāni and yajūṃṣi ; cf. brahma-veda) RV. AV. Br. Mn. Pur.

brāhmaa portion of the veda Mn. iv , 100

Prab. , Sch. , (cf. Mn. ii , 83)

opp. to religious observances and bodily mortification such as tapas &c ) AV. Br. Mn. R.

esp. continence , chastity ; cf. brahma-carya) S3ak. i , 24÷25 S3am2k. Sarvad.
738,1] [p= 737,3] [L=146552]
m.) the brahma or one self-existent impersonal Spirit , the one universal Soul (or one divine essence and source from which all created things emanate or with which they are identified and to which they return) , the Self-existent , the Absolute , the Eternal (not generally an object of worship but rather of meditation and-knowledge ; also with jyéṣṭha , prathama-já , svayóm-bhu , a-mūrta , para , paratara , parama , mahat , sanātana , śāśvata ; and = paramā*tman , ātman , adhyātma , pradhāna , ketra-jña , tattva) AV. S3Br. Mn. MBh. &c ( IW. 9 , 83 &c )
bráhman [L=146553]
the class of men who are the repositories and communicators of sacred knowledge , the Brahmanical caste as a body (rarely an individual Brahman) AV. TS. VS. S3Br. Mn. BhP.
bráhman [L=146554]
food Naigh. ii , 7
bráhman [L=146555]
wealth ib. 10
bráhman [L=146556]
final emancipation L.
bráhman [L=146557]
(brahmán) , one who Prays , a devout or religious man , a Brahman who is a knower of Vedic texts or spells , one versed in sacred knowledge RV. &c ([cf. Lat. , fla1men])
bráhman [L=146558]
N. of bhas-pati (as the priest of the gods) RV. x , 141 , 3
bráhman [L=146559]
one of the 4 principal priests or tvijs (the other three being the hot , adhvaryu and udgāt ; the brahman was the most learned of them and was required to know the 3 vedas , to supervise the , sacrifice and to set right mistakes ; at a later period his functions were based especially on the atharva-veda) RV. &c
bráhman [L=146560]
brahmā or the one impersonal universal Spirit manifested as a personal Creator and as the first of the triad of personal gods (= prajā-pati q.v. ; he never appears to have become an object of general worship , though he has two temples in India » RTL. 555 &c ; his wife is sarasvatī ib. 48) TBr. &c
bráhman [L=146561]
= brahmaa āyu , a lifetime of brahmā Pan5car.
bráhman [L=146562]
an inhabitant of brahmā's heaven Ja1takam.
bráhman [L=146563]
the sun L.
bráhman [L=146564]
N. of śiva Prab. Sch.
bráhman [L=146565]
the veda (?) Pa1rGr2.
bráhman [L=146566]
the intellect (= buddhi) Tattvas.
bráhman [L=146567]
N. of a star , δ Aurigae , Su1ryat. ??
bráhman [L=146568]
a partic. astron. yoga L.
bráhman [L=146569]
N. of the 9th muhūrta L.
bráhman [L=146570]
(with jainas) a partic. kalpa Dharmas3.
bráhman [L=146571]
N. of the servant of the 10th arhat of the present avasarpiī L.
bráhman [L=146572]
of a magician Ra1jat.

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