Acit: 8 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Achit.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: academia.edu: Religious Inclusivism in the Writings of an Early Modern Sanskrit Intellectual (Shaivism)
Acit (अचित्) refers to that which is “insentient”, according to the Pauṣkara-āgama, quoted by Appaya’s South Indian Śaiva contemporary, Śivāgrayogin (16th century), in his Śaivaparibhāṣā.—Śivāgrayogin too holds that neither Śiva nor Śakti can function as the material cause of the world inasmuch as they have the nature of consciousness. Śivāgrayogin also rejects vivartavāda as a possible solution to this problem for the same reasons as Aghora: “Nor is Śiva’s Śakti itself the material cause here because it has the nature of consciousness; it is well known that [only] what is insentient [i.e., acit] transforms. If one objects: ‘Let there be the apparent transformation of what is sentient, so that Śiva’s śakti itself apparently transforms into these various forms,’ [we say:] no. If this were the case, it would undesirably follow that all products are illusory. And this is not desirable for it is impossible that the world be so [i.e. illusory], it being established [to be real] through all instruments of knowledge”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Acit (अचित्).—a. Ved.
1) Devoid of understanding.
2) Irreligious, unrighteous.
3) Material (opp. cit).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Acit (अचित्).—[adjective] unthinking, foolish.
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Ācit (आचित्).—attend to, call to mind, understand, know, find out, invent; [intransitive] appear, shine, excel.
Ācit is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and cit (चित्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Acit (अचित्):—[=a-cit] mfn. without understanding, [Ṛg-veda]
2) [v.s. ...] irreligious, bad, [Ṛg-veda]
3) [v.s. ...] (the, [Boehtlingk’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch in kuerzerer fassung] suggests to take a-cit as a f. ‘not-knowledge’ [Sāyaṇa] sometimes explains by √ci, ‘neglecting the Agnicayana, irreligious’)
4) [v.s. ...] f. not-spirit, matter, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
5) Ācit (आचित्):—[=ā-cit] 1. ā-√cit ([imperative] 2. sg. -cikiddhi; perf. 3. sg. -ciketa)
—to attend to, keep in mind, [Ṛg-veda];—([subjunctive] 1. sg. -ciketam; perf. 3. sg. -ciketa, p. m. [nominative case] -cikitvān)
—to comprehend, understand, know, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda v, 1, 2];
—to invent, [Ṛg-veda viii, 9, 7];—([subjunctive] -cetat or -ciketat; perf. [Ātmanepada] 3. [plural] -cikitre or -cikitrire)
—to appear, become visible, distinguish one’s self, [Ṛg-veda] :—[Desiderative] (1. [plural] -cikitsāmas) to wait for, watch clandestinely, lurk, [Ṛg-veda viii, 91, 3.]
6) [v.s. ...] 2. ā-cit f. attention to ([genitive case]), [Ṛg-veda vii, 65, 1.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Acit (अचित्):—(ved.) I. [tatpurusha compound] m. (-t) One who does not perform the ceremony of the agnicayana q. v., one who is impious. E. a neg. and cit (collecting). Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n. (-t) Without understanding, foolish. E. a priv. and cit (understanding).
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Acit (अचित्):—(a) devoid of consciousness.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with (+15): Alajacit, Amritacit, Apacit, Ashmashanacit, Atipracit, Cidacit, Dronacit, Kacit, Kadacit, Kankacit, Karmacit, Kushtacit, Kutracit, Kvacit, Mahacit, Pracit, Pranacit, Praugacit, Progacit, Purvacit.
Search found 15 books and stories containing Acit, Ācit, A-cit, Ā-cit; (plurals include: Acits, Ācits, cits). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 22 - Raṅgācārya < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
Part 5 - Acit or Primeval Matter: the Prakṛti and its modifications < [Chapter XIX - The Philosophy of Yāmunācārya]
Part 21 - Śaila Śrīnivāsa < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 49 [Śakti’s effulgence causes creations and forms] < [Chapter 2 - Second Vimarśa]
Verse 43 [Udyama and Mahodaya] < [Chapter 2 - Second Vimarśa]
Verse 31 [Place of Parāvāk] < [Chapter 2 - Second Vimarśa]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 4.11.6 < [Sukta 11]
Rig Veda 4.22.1 < [Sukta 22]
Rig Veda 2.27.5 < [Sukta 27]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Yoga-sutras (Ancient and Modern Interpretations) (by Makarand Gopal Newalkar)
Concept of Mokṣa according to Viśiṣṭādvaita Darśana < [Introduction]