Adrishti, Adṛṣṭi, Ādṛṣṭi, Ādṛṣṭi: 11 definitions


Adrishti means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 terms Adṛṣṭi and Ādṛṣṭi and Ādṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Adrsti or Adrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Adṛṣṭi (अदृष्टि):—Blurred vision

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ādṛṣṭi (आदृष्टि) or Devyādṛṣṭi refers to the “gaze” (viz., of the goddess), according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Śaṃkara (was made) whole (avikara) by the gaze of the goddess that fell (on him) [i.e., devī-ādṛṣṭi-nipāta]. Satisfied by supreme bliss, Hara also abandoned his own Liṅga and there arose the form of Sadyojāta, that is, the One-faced Bhairava”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Adṛṣṭi (अदृष्टि) refers to “negative views”, according to the Madhyamakaśāstra.—Accordingly, “[...] If there were something non-empty, There should be something empty; But if the non-empty does not exist, How would the empty exist? The fool (bāla) who sees the non-empty; Then sees the empty as well. Not having positive views (dṛṣṭi) or negative views (adṛṣṭi); Is truly ‘nirvāṇa’. Non-duality (advaya), the gates of security (yogakṣema), The destruction of wrong views, The domain surveyed by the Buddhas, That is the ‘doctrine of Anātman’”

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adṛṣṭi (अदृष्टि).—f. [viruddhā dṛṣṭiḥ]

1) An evil or malicious eye, evil look, an angry or envious look.

2) Not being seen. -a. [न (na). ब (ba).] Blind, sightless.

Derivable forms: adṛṣṭiḥ (अदृष्टिः).

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Ādṛṣṭi (आदृष्टि).—f.

1) Looking at, power of looking.

2) Sight, glance, look.

Derivable forms: ādṛṣṭiḥ (आदृष्टिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adṛṣṭi (अदृष्टि).—f.

(-ṣṭiḥ) A look of displeasure, evil eye. E. a bad, and dṛṣṭi look.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adṛṣṭi (अदृष्टि).—f. a look of displeasure.

Adṛṣṭi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and dṛṣṭi (दृष्टि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Adṛṣṭi (अदृष्टि):—[=a-dṛṣṭi] [from a-dṛś] f. a displeased or malicious look, an evil eye, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Ādṛṣṭi (आदृष्टि):—[=ā-dṛṣṭi] [from ā-dṛś] f. sight

3) [v.s. ...] a glance, look, [Daśakumāra-carita]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adṛṣṭi (अदृष्टि):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-ṣṭiḥ) A look of displeasure, evil eye. E. a deter. and dṛṣṭi.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adṛṣṭi (अदृष्टि):—[a-dṛṣṭi] (ṣṭiḥ) 2. f. Look of displeasure.

[Sanskrit to German]

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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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