Anityata, Anityatā: 2 definitions
Anityata 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Anityatā (अनित्यता, “impermanence”) refers to one of the thirteen “conditions” (saṃskāra) that are “unassociated with mind” (citta-viprayukta) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 30). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., anityatā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Anityatā also refers to “relating to impermanence” and represents one of the four “aspects in the truth of suffering” (duḥkhasatya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 97).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tā) Transient or limited existence: also anityatva E. tā or tva added to the last.
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. Synonymity of the three words < [Part 2 - Understanding dharmatā and its synonyms]
Story of the corpulent sheep without fat < [Chapter XXV - Patience Toward the Dharma]
Sarvāstivādin-Sautrāntika Debate on Time < [Part 1 - Mahāyānist list of the eighteen special attributes of the Buddha]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2335 < [Chapter 24a - The case for the reliability of the Veda (the Revealed Word)]
Verse 2636-2639 < [Chapter 24b - Arguments against the reliability of the Veda (the Revealed Word)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Buddhist Meditation (by Samdhong Rinpoche)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - Vyāsa-tīrtha, Madhusūdana and Rāmācārya on the Falsity of the World < [Chapter XXIX-XXX - Controversy Between the Dualists and the Monists]