Sacitta: 8 definitions
Sacitta means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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 Sachitta.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga
Sacitta (सचित्त) refers to “animate objects” (e.g., salt, horses), and represents classification of things that can be stolen (steya, caurya), according to Umāsvāti’s Śrāvaka-prajñapti 265 and Haribhadra’s commentary on the Āvaśyaka-sūtra p. 822b. It is related to the Asteya-vrata (vow of not stealing).Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living
Sacitta (सचित्त, “living matter”) refers to a category of yoni (nuclei), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.32.—The place of birth of a living being is called nucleus (nuclei is the plural). The nucleus is like a container. There are nine nuclei (yoni), eg., sacritta. What is the meaning of living and non living nuclei? Living nucleus means nucleus which has life in it and non living nuclei are the nuclei which is just matter and does not have life in it.
The living nucleus (sacitta) is of the living beings with common body (sādhāraṇa); the non living nuclei (acitta) is for two to four sensed living beings with maimed senses and the mixed nuclei is for living beings born out of the womb /uterus.
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.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Sācitta.—(LP), probably, ‘land attached to government ser- vants as long as they serve’. Note: sācitta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
sacitta : (nt.) one's own mind.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
1) Sacitta, 2 (adj.) (sa2+citta) of the same mind J. V, 360. (Page 667)
2) Sacitta, 1 (nt.) (sa4+citta) one’s own mind or heart D. II, 120; Dh. 183, 327=Miln. 379. (Page 667)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sacitta (सचित्त).—[adjective] having one (the same) thought.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sacitta (सचित्त):—[=sa-citta] [from sa > sa-cakita] mfn. (sa-) of the same mind, [Atharva-veda]
2) [v.s. ...] endowed with reason, [Patañjali on Pāṇini 1-3, 25 [vArttika] 1 (quot.) ]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Sacitta (सचित्त):—(2. sa + citta) adj. einmüthig [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 6, 100, 1.]
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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Ends with: Raukshacitta.
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