Sakshitva, Sākṣītva: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Sākṣītva can be transliterated into English as Saksitva or Sakshitva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Samkhya (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sakshitva in Samkhya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Prakrti and purusa in Samkhyakarika an analytical review

Sākṣītva (साक्षीत्व, “witness-hood”).—It is not possible for objects to be perceived by an unconscious being. Puruṣa is considered as witness (sākṣi) as it is conscious (cetana) and non-object (aviṣaya). Hence, Vācaspati writes, the witness-hood (sākṣītva) of puruṣa can be inferred from the consciousness (cetanattva) and non-objectiveness (aviṣayatva) of puruṣa. Prakṛti gets her own nature seen by puruṣa.

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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sakshitva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sākṣitva (साक्षित्व):—[=sākṣi-tva] [from sākṣi > sākṣa] n. ([Kapila; Suśruta]) the office of any legal witness, evidence, testimony, attestation.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Sākṣitva (साक्षित्व):—n. dass. [NṚS. TĀP. Upakośā] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 9, 133.] [Kapila 1, 149] (a). [162.] [SĀṂKHYAK. 19.] [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 343.] vor Gericht [Suśruta 2, 146, 3.]

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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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