Apasarpana, Apasarpaṇa: 9 definitions


Apasarpana means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Vaisheshika (school of philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy

Apasarpaṇa (अपसर्पण, “incoming”) happens when the “mind moves into another body”, according to Kaṇāda.—Kaṇāda has stated that since mind moves out of one body (upasarpaṇa) and moves into (apasarpaṇa) another body at the time of death, hence it is proved that this is caused due to an unseen force (adṛṣṭa) and is made possible due to conjunction and disjunction. Praśastapāda has accepted this and Udayana has clarified it by saying that moving out of one body is in fact the motion of mind which affects its disjunction, while moving into another body is also the motion of mind leading to its conjunction. So these two attributes have to be accepted as pertaining to the mind, otherwise there will not be any logical explanation for rebirth.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Apasarpana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apasarpaṇa (अपसर्पण).—Going back, retreating; observing as a spy.

Derivable forms: apasarpaṇam (अपसर्पणम्).

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

Apasarpaṇa (अपसर्पण).—i. e. apa-sṛp + ana, n. Retreating, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 92, 9.

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

Apasarpaṇa (अपसर्पण):—[=apa-sarpaṇa] [from apa-sṛp] n. going back, retreating.

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

Apasarpaṇa (अपसर्पण):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-ṇam) Going away from, retreating, flying. E. sṛp with apa, kṛt aff. lyuṭ.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Apasarpaṇa (अपसर्पण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Avasappaṇa.

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Apasarpana in 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Apasarpana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Apasarpaṇa (ಅಪಸರ್ಪಣ):—[noun] a going or coming back; withdrawing; a retreat.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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