Aryasatya, Āryasatya, Arya-satya: 5 definitions

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Aryasatya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Āryasatya (आर्यसत्य, “noble truths”) refers to the first of the “four factors of faith” (śraddhā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 81). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ārya-satya). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ārya-satya.—cf. Pali ariya-sacca (EI 5), Buddhist; four in number. Note: ārya-satya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āryasatya (आर्यसत्य).—a noble or sublime truth; (there are four such truths forming the chief principles of Buddhism. In Pāli they are called cattāri ariyasaccāni. They are, (1) life is suffering, (2) Desire of life is the cause of suffering, (3) Extinction of that desire is the cessation of suffering, (4) The eightfold path leads to that extinction).

Derivable forms: āryasatyam (आर्यसत्यम्).

Āryasatya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ārya and satya (सत्य).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āryasatya (आर्यसत्य).—nt. (= Pali ariya-sacca), (the four) noble truth(s): listed, Mahāvyutpatti 1310 ff.; Dharmasaṃgraha 21 (duḥkḥam, samudayaḥ, nirodhaḥ, mārgaḥ); Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 179.2—3; Mahāvastu ii.138.4, Bodhisattvabhūmi 38.9 (as in Dharmasaṃgraha); full statements of all four, Mahāvastu iii.331.17 ff.; Lalitavistara 417.2 ff. The standard names are duḥkham, duḥkhasamudayaḥ, duḥkhanirodhaḥ, duḥkhani- rodhagāminī pratipat.

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

1) Āryasatya (आर्यसत्य):—[=ārya-satya] [from ārya] n. (Pāli ariyasaccam) sublime truth

2) [v.s. ...] (with Buddhists the cattari ariyasaccāni or ‘four great truths’ are, 1. life is suffering, 2. desire of life is the cause of suffering, 3. extinction of that desire is the cessation of suffering, 4. the eightfold path (See below) leads to that extinction.)

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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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