brahman ब्रह्मन्

Definition: noun (neuter) a sacred text (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))a text or Mantra used as a spell (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))final emancipation (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))food (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))holy life (esp. continence) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))outpouring of the heart in worshipping the gods (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))pious effusion or utterance (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))prayer (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))religious or spiritual knowledge (opp. to religious observances and bodily mortification such as tapas etc.) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))studythe Absolute (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))the Brahma or one selfexistent impersonal spirit (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))the Brāhmanical caste as a body (rarely an individual Brāhman) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))the Brāhmaṇa portion of the Veda (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))the class of men who are the repositories and communicators of sacred knowledge (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))the Eternal (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))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) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))the Self-existent (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))the sacred syllable Om (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))the sacred word (as opp. to vāc) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))the Veda (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))wealth (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))

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