Asat: 7 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
Asat (असत्) refers to “wrong knowledge”. according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.32, “Owing to lack of discrimination between the real and the unreal, wrong knowledge is whimsical as that of a lunatic”.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Asat, (Asanto) (a + sat, ppr. of asti) not being, not being good, i.e. bad, not genuine (cp. asa); frequent , e.g. Sn. 94, 131, 881, 950; Dh. 73, 77, 367; It. 69 (asanto nirayaṃ nenti). See also asaddhamma. *Asati (& Asanāti q. v.) (Sk. aśnāti, aś to partake of, to eat or drink cp. aṃśa share, part) to eat; imper. asnātu J V 376; fut. asissāmi Th. 1, 223; Sn. 970.—ppr. med. asamāna J. V, 59; Sn. 239. ger. asitvā Miln. 167; & asitvāna J. IV, 371 (an°). pp. asita (q. v.). See also the spurious forms asmiye & añhati (añhamāna Sn. 240), also āsita1. (Page 87)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
asat (असत्).—a (S) Untrue, unreal, false; not actual, just, genuine &c. 2 Bad, wicked, wrong. In comp. as asanmitra A false friend; asadvidyā Wicked science, i. e. necromancy; asanmārga An evil course or way; asadvyāpāra or asadvyavahāra Bad, foolish, wrong practices or proceedings; asadbhāva An evil disposition; asatkarma,asatpatha, asatputra, asatsaṃsarga, asadvicāra asadācāra, asadvṛtti.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
asat (असत्).—a False; bad; not just.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Not being or existing; तदभावे सदप्यसत् (tadabhāve sadapyasat) H.3.3; असति त्वयि (asati tvayi) Ku.4.12; Ms.9.154.
2) Nonexistent, unreal; आत्मनो ब्रह्मणोऽभेदमसन्तं कः करिष्यति (ātmano brahmaṇo'bhedamasantaṃ kaḥ kariṣyati).
3) Bad (opp. sat); सदसद्व्यक्तिहेतवः (sadasadvyaktihetavaḥ) R.1.1.
4) Wicked, vile, evil; °विचार (vicāra).
5) Not manifest.
6) Wrong, improper, false, untrue; इति यदुक्तं तदसत् (iti yaduktaṃ tadasat) (oft. occurring in controversial works).
7) Not answering its purpose. m (n) Indra. n. (t)
1) Non-existence, non-entity; नासदासीन्नो सदासीत् (nāsadāsīnno sadāsīt) Rv.1.129.1; असद्वा इदमग्र आसीत् ततो वै सदजायत (asadvā idamagra āsīt tato vai sadajāyata) Tait. Up.2.7.1; नासतो विद्यते भावः (nāsato vidyate bhāvaḥ) Bg.2.16. Ms.12.118;1.11,14,74.
2) An evil, a harm.
3) Untruth, falsehood.
-tī An unchaste woman; असती भवति सलज्जा (asatī bhavati salajjā) Pt.1.418.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Asat (असत्).—mfn. (-san-satī-sat) 1. Non-existent, not being. 2. Untrue, unreal. 3. Bad, vile. E. a neg. and sat being, &c.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+51): Asacchastra, Asaccheshtita, Asachchheshtita, Asadacara, Asadacarin, Asadachara, Asadacharin, Asadadhyetri, Asadagama, Asadbhava, Asaddhetu, Asaddrish, Asadudbhavana, Asadvadin, Asadvritti, Asadvyavahara, Asajjana, Asata, Asatabhaji, Asatamanta Jataka.
Ends with (+46): Adrishtavashat, Ajasat, Ardhapancashat, Ardhapanchashat, Asasat, Ashvasat, Atmasat, Avishvasat, Bhagyavashat, Bhashat, Bhasmasat, Brahmanasat, Brahmasat, Catushpancashat, Chatushpanchashat, Daivavashat, Dashat, Devasat, Dhammasattha, Dvipancashat.
Full-text (+16): Asatsamsarga, Asadvyavahara, Asatparigraha, Asadvritti, Asacchastra, Asadbhava, Asatputra, Asajjana, Asadadhyetri, Asaddhamma, Asatayi, Asatkara, Asadracara, Asatta, Asatkarmman, Asappurisa, Asaddrish, Asadacara, Asaccheshtita, Asadacarin.
Search found 42 books and stories containing Asat, A-sat, Āsāt; (plurals include: Asats, sats, Āsāts). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Subala Upanishad of Shukla-yajurveda (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)
Tejobindu Upanishad of Krishna-yajurveda (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
(i) Ātreya Brahmanandi and Draidāchārya < [50. Some Pre-Śaṅkara Advaitins]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 7 - In what sense is the world-appearance false? < [Chapter X - The Śaṅkara School Of Vedānta]
Part 7 - Unknowability of Brahman and the Negative Method < [Chapter III - The Earlier Upaniṣads (700 B.c.— 600 B.c.)]
Part 4 - Philosophy in the Vaiśeṣika sūtras < [Chapter VIII - The Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Philosophy]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter CXCII - On the attainment of spiritual anaesthesia < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter LXI - Description of the world as a passing dream < [Book VI - Nirvana prakarana part 1 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter XVI - Ontology of the self existent sat = being < [The om tat sat]