Sadasat: 8 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Sadasat (सदसत्) refers to the “existent and the non-existent”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to the giver of pleasure to all-pervasive universal soul, the destroyer of distress; the consort of Umā. Obeisance to the annihilator, the supreme Being in the form of all objects, the great soul who is indistinguishable from the existent and the non-existent (i.e., sadasat-vyakti-hīna), and is the cause of intellect”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Sadasat (सदसत्) refers to “being and non-being”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala: one of the earliest and most extensive Tantric sources of the Kālīkrama system.—Accordingly, as Bhairava teaches the Goddess about his inner state: “Established in the supreme state, I was penetrated by powerful meditation. Then (when this was happening) my supreme energy was awakened from the Root Wheel (kandacakra). Her nature the Great Consciousness [i.e., mahāsaṃvid-svarūpā] and delighting in bliss endowed with consciousness, she entered into the reality in the centre within the foundation, which is the Void of the Pulsing Union (saṃghaṭṭa). There in the centre, O daughter of the mountains, is the supreme light between the two, being and non-being [i.e., sadasat-dvaya-madhyagā]. [...]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sadasat (सदसत्).—a (S) True or false. 2 Real or unreal; existent or non-existent. Also true and false; real and unreal.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
sadasat (सदसत्).—a True or false; real or unreal.
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sadasat (सदसत्).—mfn. (-san-satī-sat) 1. Existent and non-existent. 2. True and false. 3. Perceptible and non-perceptible. 4. Real and unreal. 5. Good and bad. 6. Virtuous and wicked. n. Du. 1. Entity and nonentity. 2. Good and evil. E. sat, asata untrue, &c.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sadasat (सदसत्):—[=sad-asat] [from sad > sat] mfn. being and not being, real and unreal, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] true and false (See n.)
3) [v.s. ...] good and bad, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
4) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] the g° and the b°, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]
5) [v.s. ...] n. what is existent and non-ex° (also [dual number]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
6) [v.s. ...] the true and the false, [Kāvya literature]
7) [v.s. ...] good and evil, [Raghuvaṃśa]
8) [v.s. ...] [dual number] existence and non-ex°, truth and falsehood, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sadasat (सदसत्):—[sada-sat] (n-tī-t) a. Real and unreal; perceptible and imperceptible; good and bad.
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
Sadasat (सदसत्):—(a) true and false, good and evil; ~[dviveka] discretion/discretionary faculty, discriminating the good from evil.
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Vaisheshika-sutra with Commentary (by Nandalal Sinha)
Sūtra 9.1.2 (Consequent non-existence also is proved by perception and inference) < [Chapter 1 - Of Ordinary Perception of Non-Existence and of Transcendental Perception]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 11.37 < [Chapter 11 - Viśvarūpa-darśana-yoga (beholding the Lord’s Universal Form)]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1.11 < [Section VII - Nature of Brahmā]
Verse 12.118 < [Section XIII - Summing up of the Esoteric Teaching]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Mahāyāna auxiliaries (F): The seven factors of enlightenment < [Part 3 - The auxiliaries according to the Mahāyāna]