Samashvasya, Samāśvāsya, Sam-ashvasya: 4 definitions


Samashvasya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Samāśvāsya can be transliterated into English as Samasvasya or Samashvasya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samashvasya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samāśvāsya (समाश्वास्य) refers to “consoling”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, after Rati lamented her husband’s death: “Lamenting thus and crying out various piteous words she beat with her hands, kicked with her legs and plucked her hairs. O Nārada, on hearing her lamentation even the beasts and residents of the forest, nay all the immobile trees and bushes became miserable. In the meantime Indra and other gods remembered lord Śiva and consoled [i.e., samāśvāsya] Rati saying as follows:—[...]”.

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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.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Samashvasya in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Samāśvāsya (समाश्वास्य) refers to “comforting”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [After Viṣṇudatta went to the Bhagavān for refuge]: “Then the Bhagavān comforted (samāśvāsya) the Great Brahmin and said, ‘Fear not, Great Brahmin, I shall be a refuge, shelter and last resort for you’. Then he remained silent”..

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Samāśvāsya (समाश्वास्य):—[=sam-āśvāsya] [from sam-āśvāsana > samā-śvas] mfn. to be revived or cheered or comforted, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Samashvasya in German

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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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