Asadya, Āsādya: 11 definitions


Asadya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Āsādya (आसाद्य) refers to “(that which should be) procured”, according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 3.—Accordingly, “[...] If one torments the body with rain, cold and heat, …, devoted to recitation (japarata) and meditation, this is called the Great Observance. A woman skilled in the pleasures of love-making, endowed with beauty and youth; such a woman one should procure (āsādya), holding one’s senses back from the objects of the senses, and one should kiss and embrace [her], placing the penis upon her sex while remaining focussed upon recitation and meditation—one performs [thus] the Sword-Blade Observance. If one should succumb to the control of desire, then one certainly falls into hell. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Āsādya (आसाद्य) refers to “having attained” (the further shore of the universe), according to verse 6.21.14 of the Mokṣopāya.—Accordingly, as Bhuśuṇḍa said to Vasiṣṭha: “[...] When [mount] Meru and the rest have dissolved into the world and become one ocean, then, having performed concentration on the wind element, I remain with my mind steady. Having attained (āsādya) the further shore of the universe in a pure state at the end of the elements, I remain because of the immovable state of my deep [meditative] sleep, until Brahmā is again intent upon the act of creation. Then, having entered the universe, I remain in the sky. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Āsādya (आसाद्य) refers to “having found” (the supreme path to non-attachment), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Capable soul, having found (āsādya) the supreme path to non-attachment, you must practise the twenty-five observances for the purpose of the removal of error [in observing] the great vows”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āsādya (आसाद्य).—pot. p. Attainable, to be attained &c.

See also (synonyms): āsādayitavya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āsādya (आसाद्य).—ind. 1. Having attained or reached. 2. Having obtained. E. āṅ before ṣad to go, causal form, lyap aff.

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

Āsādya (आसाद्य).—1. [adjective] to be got or obtained.

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Āsādya (आसाद्य).—2. [gerund] having reached or got; often = a [preposition] on, in, at, with; according to, in consequence of ([accusative]).

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

1) Āsādya (आसाद्य):—[=ā-sādya] [from ā-sad] 1. ā-sādya mfn. = ā-sādayitavya above.

2) [v.s. ...] 2. ā-sādya ind. [indeclinable participle] having put down

3) [v.s. ...] reaching.

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

Āsādya (आसाद्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āsajja.

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Asadya 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āsādya (ಆಸಾದ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] that can be obtained or got; obtainable.

2) [adjective] fit to have or obtain.

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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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