Apashyat, Apaśyat, A-pashyat: 3 definitions


Apashyat 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.

The Sanskrit term Apaśyat can be transliterated into English as Apasyat or Apashyat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Apashyat in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Apaśyat (अपश्यत्) refers to “not looking (at anything)” (as opposed to Paśyat—‘looking’), according to sources such as the Candrāvalokana and the Anubhavanivedanastotra.—Accordingly, while describing the highest reality through the practice of Śāmbhavī Mudrā: “When the Yogin’s mind and breath have dissolved into his inward focus, while he is looking outwards and below and [yet] also not looking (apaśyat) [at anything] with a gaze in which his pupils are unmoving, [then] this, indeed, is Śāmbhavī Mudrā. O guru, by your favour, it is that state of Śambhu which manifests as the [highest] reality free from what is void and not void. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Apaśyat (अपश्यत्):—[=a-paśyat] [from a-paśya] mfn. idem, [Ṛg-veda x, 135, 3]

2) [v.s. ...] (in [astronomy]) not being in view of [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka]

3) [v.s. ...] not noticing

4) [v.s. ...] not considering, not caring for, [Yājñavalkya ii, 3.]

5) Apāsyat (अपास्यत्):—[from apās] mfn. discarding, throwing off, etc.

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

Apaśyat (अपश्यत्):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n. (-n-ntī-t)

1) Not seeing, not per-ceiving; e. g. andhā apaśyantaścakṣuṣā; or vṛkṣādvṛkṣaṃ parikrāmanrāvaṇādvibhyatīṃ bhṛśam . śatrostrāṇamapaśyantīmadṛśyo janakātmajām (scil. apaśyatkapikuñjaraḥ).

2) Not looking after, not examining, not being able to examine; e. g. apaśyatā kāryavaśādvyavahārānnṛpeṇa tu . sabhyaiḥ saha niyoktavyo brāhmaṇaḥ sarvadharmavit. E. a neg. and paśyat.

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Apāsyat (अपास्यत्):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n. (-n-ntī-t) Throwing off, reject-ing, discarding; e. g. ajani kalā pāsyantaṃ svayaśonijakaṃ mahaḥ kilāpāsyantam . śatrukalāpāsyantaṃ prekṣya nalaṃ suratatiḥ kalāpāsyaṃ tam (Nalod. 1. 35, where Benary's reading kilāº is preferable to Yates' kalāº). E. as (cl. 4.) with apa, kṛt aff. śatṛ.

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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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