Sadhanatva, Sādhanatva: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sadhanatva in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Sādhanatva (साधनत्व) refers to “having acquired an ability”, according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 4.5cd-6, while describing the purification process of the initiand]—“Conceived means taking root in various bodies, janana is to be born out of that, adhikāra is the success of those who have grown to maturity and are suitable to experience bhoga. He’s qualified to achieve karma, i.e., he can acquire its ability (sādhanatva) to bring about enjoyment matured by the great power of the mantras. It takes the form of being ready to perform results. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sadhanatva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sādhanatva (साधनत्व).—

1) The state of having means, possession of means to accomplish a desired object; प्रतिकूलता- मुपगते हि विधौ विफलत्वमेति बहुसाधनता (pratikūlatā- mupagate hi vidhau viphalatvameti bahusādhanatā) Śiśupālavadha 9.6.

2) The state of perfection.

3) The being a proof or argument; Kull. on Manusmṛti 8.56.

Derivable forms: sādhanatvam (साधनत्वम्).

See also (synonyms): sādhanatā.

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

Sādhanatva (साधनत्व).—n.

(-tvaṃ) State or condition of being a means to a desired end.

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

1) Sādhanatva (साधनत्व):—[=sādhana-tva] [from sādhana > sādh] n. efficacy, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] = [preceding] [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

3) [v.s. ...] the being a proof or argument, [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti on Manu-smṛti viii, 56]

4) [v.s. ...] state of perfection, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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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