Adrishyata, Adṛśyatā: 3 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Adṛśyatā can be transliterated into English as Adrsyata or Adrishyata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Adrishyata in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Adṛśyatā (अदृश्यता) [=Adṛśya?] refers to “imperceptible ”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 2.140.—Accordingly, “[The opponent:] ‘And why is [this spatial extendedness of the pot] not possible if [we admit that] the numerous atoms get to have different places because, since they are of a material, [i.e. solid] nature, [they] cannot extend to the place of the others’ forms?’ Anticipating this [objection, Utpaladeva] says ‘To explain …’ Here is the implicit meaning [of this passage]: if the pot is [nothing but] atoms with intervals [separating them from each other], then [the pot] must be imperceptible (adṛśyatā). [...]

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adrishyata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adṛśyatā (अदृश्यता).—[a-dṛśya + tā] (vb. dṛś), f. Invisibility, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 95.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adrishyata in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Adṛśyatā (अदृश्यता):—(nf) invisibility, imperceptibility.

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