Asat; 4 Definition(s)


Asat means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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”.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Asat, (Asanto) (a + sat, ppr. of asti) not being, not being good, i.e. bad, not genuine (cp. asa); freq. , 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, 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)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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 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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

asat (असत्).—a False; bad; not just.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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