Amurtaguna, Amūrtaguṇa, Amurta-guna: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vaisheshika (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories (vaisesika)

Amūrtaguṇa (अमूर्तगुण) or simply Amūrta refers to a classification of the twenty-four guṇas (qualities) according to the Vaiśeṣikadarśanam with Praśastapādabhāṣya and the Bhāṣāpariccheda.—Guṇas are also divided into mūrtaguṇa, amūrtaguṇa and mūrtāmūrtaguṇa. These divisions are found in the Praśastapādabhāṣya and also in the Bhāṣāpariccheda. Cognition, pleasure, pain, desire, aversion, merit, demerit and sound are amūrtaguṇas i.e., these guṇas abide in unlimited things.

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Vaisheshika (वैशेषिक, vaiśeṣika) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. Vaisheshika deals with subjects such as logic, epistemology, philosophy and expounds concepts similar to Buddhism in nature

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amūrtaguṇa (अमूर्तगुण).—(in Vaiś. Phil.) a quality considered to be अमूर्त (amūrta) or incorporeal such as धर्म, अधर्म (dharma, adharma) &c.; धर्माधर्मौ भावना च शब्दो बुद्धपादयोऽपि च । एते मूर्तगुणाः सर्वे (dharmādharmau bhāvanā ca śabdo buddhapādayo'pi ca | ete mūrtaguṇāḥ sarve) Bhāṣa P.

Derivable forms: amūrtaguṇaḥ (अमूर्तगुणः).

Amūrtaguṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amūrta and guṇa (गुण).

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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. 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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