Astitva: 10 definitions
Astitva means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Astitv.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Astitva (अस्तित्व) refers to “existence”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[Digression on a case brought against the Buddha; B. The defense].—[7. Silence on the Fourteen Difficult Questions].—The Buddha did not answer fourteen difficult questions.—[...] Furthermore, people say: ‘Nothingness (nāstitva) exists; existence (astitva) does not exist’ They are making a mistake, and the Buddha does not make a mistake by not answering. The sun (sūrya) lights up the earth, but it can neither lower the mountains nor elevate the valleys: it is limited to making them visible. In the same way, the Buddha has no action on dharmas. If they exist, he says that they exist; if they do not exist, he says that they do not exist. Thus he said: [...]”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Atma Dharma: Principles of Jainism
Existence; That potentiality or quality by virtue of which the substance is never destroyed, and also can never be created by any one is called existence attribute.
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
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
astitva (अस्तित्व).—n S Being or existence.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
astitva (अस्तित्व).—n Existence, being.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Derivable forms: astitvam (अस्तित्वम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Astitva (अस्तित्व):—[=asti-tva] [from asti] n. idem, [ib.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Astitva (अस्तित्व):—(tva) 1. n. Existence.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Astitva (अस्तित्व) [Also spelled astitv]:—(nm) existence, being, entity; ~[vāda] existentialism; ~[vādī] an existentialist; extentialistic; ~[vāna] existent.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Astitva (ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವ):—[noun] the act, fact or state of being; existence; subsistence; entity.
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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Search found 14 books and stories containing Astitva, Asti-tva; (plurals include: Astitvas, tvas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Padarthadharmasamgraha and Nyayakandali (by Ganganatha Jha)
Text 12 < [Chapter 3 - Similarities and Dissimilarities among Categories]
Text 19 < [Chapter 3 - Similarities and Dissimilarities among Categories]
Text 11 < [Chapter 3 - Similarities and Dissimilarities among Categories]
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 2.7 - Three kinds of pāriṇāmika-bhāva < [Chapter 2 - Category of the Living]
Verse 5.4 - The special characteristics of substances < [Chapter 5 - The Non-living Substances]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 572 < [Chapter 10 - The Examination of the First Category—‘Substance’]
Verse 348 < [Chapter 7 - Doctrine of the Self (ātman, ‘soul’)]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Jain Science and Spirituality (by Medhavi Jain)
1.2. Six Universal Qualities of Substance < [Chapter 5 - Science in Jainism]
1.1. Substance (Introduction) < [Chapter 5 - Science in Jainism]
Mahayana Buddhism and Early Advaita Vedanta (Study) (by Asokan N.)