Asmriti, Asmṛti: 9 definitions


Asmriti means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Asmṛti can be transliterated into English as Asmrti or Asmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Asmṛti (अस्मृति) refers to “absence of (mental effort in) recollection” [?], according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Further, the recollection of the Buddha is not to be attached to any of the Lord’s ways of behavior, to wit: standing, walking, sitting, sleeping, going, coming, speaking, and silence. Since there is no attachment, he does not recollect recollection nor recollect non-recollection. Since there is no mental effort in recollection (asmṛti-manasikāra), he does not recollect the Buddha in the perspective of form, distinguishing marks or any state of things. There is no involvement with any distinguishing mark or object, son of good family, this is therefore the recollection of the Buddha, which is authorized by the Lord”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asmṛti (अस्मृति).—f.

1) Want of memory, forgetfulness.

2) Not forming part of the institutes of law.

-ti ind. Ved. Inattentively; यदस्मृति चकृम किं चिदग्न उपारिम चरणे जातवेदः (yadasmṛti cakṛma kiṃ cidagna upārima caraṇe jātavedaḥ) Av.7.16.1.

Derivable forms: asmṛtiḥ (अस्मृतिः).

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

Asmṛti (अस्मृति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Want of memory, forgetfulness. 2. Not being part of the institutes. E. a neg. smṛti memory or code of law.

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

Asmṛti (अस्मृति).—1. [feminine] want of memory, oblivion.

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Asmṛti (अस्मृति).—2. [adjective] forgetful, inattentive.

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

1) Asmṛti (अस्मृति):—[=a-smṛti] [from a-smaraṇa] f. non-remembrance, forgetting, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] want of memory, forgetfulness, [Mahābhārata xiv, 999]

3) [v.s. ...] the not being part of the institutes of law, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] ind. inattentively, [Atharva-veda vii, 106, 1.]

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

Asmṛti (अस्मृति):—[a-smṛti] (tiḥ) 2. f. Forgetfulness.

[Sanskrit to German]

Asmriti 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

Asmṛti (ಅಸ್ಮೃತಿ):—[noun] forgetfulness.

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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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