Definition of Prana

1. Noun. (Hinduism) Life-breath, life principle, or life force in Hindu teachings. ¹



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Definition of Prana

1. the breath of life [n -S]

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prana (current term)
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Literary usage of Prana

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1. Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and History of the People of India by John Muir (1872)
"When the season has arrived, and prana calls aloud to the plants, ... When prana has watered the great earth with rain, then the beasts rejoice, ..."

2. The Theosophist by Theosophical Society (Madras, India) (1891)
"It may be represented to be the rider, and prana the horse, as prana's horse ... Wherever the prana goes, there Jiva goes. They are so; commingled with each ..."

3. The Science of Breath and the Philosophy of the Tattvas by Rāma-prasāda (1897)
"The terrestrial sphere is separated from the solar prana by an Akasha. ... Although at this point in the heavens, the prana changes into the Akasha, ..."

4. Brahma-knowledge: An Outline of the Philosophy of the Vedānta, as Set Forth by Lionel David Barnett (1907)
"BRAHMA AND prana.—This conception, however it might be disguised in ... prana, again, is properly the breath of the body, hence the incorporeal forces or ..."

5. The Deeper Mysteries by Edward Clarence Farnsworth (1921)
"THE SECRET IN prana FOR the enlightenment of students of the Ancient Wisdom, ... In that scheme, prana the life principle is not to be confounded with that ..."

6. The Deeper Mysteries by Edward Clarence Farnsworth (1921)
"THE SECRET IN prana FOR the enlightenment of students of the Ancient Wisdom, ... In that scheme, prana the life principle is not to be confounded with that ..."

7. The System of the Vedânta: According to Bâdarâyaṇa's Brahma-sûtras and by Paul Deussen (1912)
"... the whole complex of conscious life is included.—How many pranas, he asks (p. 709, 1), must we assume if we leave out of account the Mukhya prana (the ..."

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