Abhutvashraddha, Abhūtvāśraddhā, Abhutva-shraddha: 1 definition


Abhutvashraddha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Abhūtvāśraddhā can be transliterated into English as Abhutvasraddha or Abhutvashraddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Abhutvashraddha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Abhūtvāśraddhā (अभूत्वाश्रद्धा).—([compound]; ed. prints as two words), belief in (coming into existence of something) after not having been: yadi…°ddhā (if one accepts that belief), vijñānānāṃ…utpattir abhaviṣyad Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 41.6; in Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 40.14 read (ye kecin…śramaṇā vā brāhmaṇā) vā bhūtvā- śraddhā(ḥ), as [bahuvrīhi] [compound], who cherish a belief in (existence of something) after having been, i.e. in persistence of (real) existence (text °vābhūtvā śr°, i.e. vā abh°, and so Suzuki).

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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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