Meaning of Adhyayana
Adhyayana in Sanskrit means learning or studying. The distinctiveness of this word is that it even goes further and explains what learning exactly means. The word adhyayana is constituted of three components: Adhi + i + ana.
'Adhi' means above, over, beyond etc. The next component 'i' is a root-sound, which means 'to go'. The third component 'ana' is a nominal suffix, which turns a verbal root into a verbal noun. So, the word adhyayana means, 'going above or beyond'. Therefore, adhyanana or learning in its true sense means: to go beyond all through which knowledge is acquired and enter into a realm higher than the mind, so that one can come in direct contact with the Light and the Truth. This leads to the attainment of true knowledge.