Sampatti, Saṃpatti: 23 definitions


Sampatti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, Tamil. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sampatti (सम्पत्ति) means “attaining”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala verse 1.12.456-459.—Accordingly, “By reflecting on ultimate reality, (the energy of the goddess) wanders throughout the whole universe, including the gods, demons and men as the division of pervasion and the pervader. Through the Yoga (lit. ‘union’), by means of which (this energy) is checked (and so appropriated); and by the unfolding of its essential nature, the yogi becomes of that nature, endowed with the very essence of accomplishment. By attaining [i.e., sampatti] oneness in this way, Yoga—Āṇava, Śākta and Śāmbhava—has been explained, which illumines the meaning of the teacher’s (instruction)”.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Sampatti (सम्पत्ति) refers to “moderate” (growth of food crops), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 9), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The four constellations from Ārdrā form the second maṇḍala or circle; if Venus should reappear in it, the rainfall will be moderate and the growth of food crops will also be moderate [i.e., sasya-sampatti]; the Brāhmins will suffer, especially those who are wicked. If Venus who so reappears in the said circle, should be crossed by a planet, the Mlecchas, forestmen, persons that live by dogs, the hill men of Gomanta and Gonarda, the Cāṇḍālas, the Śūdras and the people of Videha will become wicked and lawless”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Sampatti (सम्पत्ति) refers to an “increase” (in wealth), according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [while describing the consequences of a doorway]—“[...] There is an increase in the enemy and his knowledge at Dauvārika. At Sugrīva is always an increase of wealth for the householder. At Puṣpadantaka is a gain in sons, wealth and power. At Vāruṇa is an increase in wealth (dhana-sampatti). At Asura is danger from the king. [...]

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Saṃpatti (संपत्ति) refers to the “success” (of those who have grown to maturity), 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 (saṃpatti) 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 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Sampatti (सम्पत्ति) refers to “having riches (in one’s possession)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.33 (“The appeasement of Himavat”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “[...] Śiva, the lord of gods, is devoid of riches created by Brahmā. But His mind is engrossed in the ocean of true knowledge. How can lord Śiva who is knowledge-Bliss Himself have any desire for articles created by Brahmā? An ordinary householder gives his daughter to one who has a kingdom and riches (rājya-sampatti) in his possession? By offering his daughter to a miserable person, a father may be guilty of slaughtering his daughter. Who can think Śiva miserable whose servant is Kubera? [...]”.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Sampatti in Arts glossary
Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Sampatti (सम्पत्ति) refers to an “increase” (of strength), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “Hunting on horseback (āśvina) represents one of the eight subdivisions of Hunting (mṛgayā). [...] By the eating (abhyavahāra) of the wholesome meat of wild boars and buffaloes bagged in hunting, sexual desire and capacity are increased, which leads to the enjoyment of women by the increase (sampatti) of strength [udriktasattvasampattyā]. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Saṃpatti (संपत्ति) refers to “(having) acquired (the good qualities of Gods and men)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then at that time, the Lord emitted such light from his body, thereby all Buddha-fileds in ten directions became filled with it. When the beginning, middle and end of this exposition of religion was set forth, immeasurable, incalculable living beings produced the thought of awakening, and attained the tolerance [that all things are unborn.] Some of their thoughts were liberated, some of them attained the eyes of the dharma, some of them became free from desire, some of them acquired the good qualities of gods and men (deva-manuṣya-saṃpatti) and gathered causes for seeing other Buddhas, and even the Lord was pleased with all of them”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Sampatti (सम्पत्ति) refers to “welfare”, 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 the Bhagavān taught the great heart-dhāraṇī], “Serpent chiefs, this great heart-dhāraṇī, called Tathāgata Vow Garuḍa Flame, wards off all hostile Nāgas, destroys and keeps back all clouds, thunderbolts, winds and lightning, protects crops, guards flowers, fruits and trees, produces the fruit of immortality, increases comfort and welfare (sampatti). [...]”.

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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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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Sampatti (सम्पत्ति) refers to “success (in everything)”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “This, this here most excellent cloth, adorned with various colors, I give with the most excellent devotion, granting success in everything (sarva-sampatti)”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sampatti in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sampatti : (f.) fortune; happiness; success; attainment.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sampatti, (f.) (saṃ+patti2) 1. success, attainment; happiness, bliss, fortune (opp. vipatti) A. IV, 26, 160; Vism. 58, 232; J. IV, 3 (dibba°); DA. I, 126; three attainments J. I, 105; Miln. 96; DhA. III, 183 (manussa°, devaloka°, nibbāna°); Nett 126 (sīla°, samādhi°, paññā°; cp. sampadā); four VbhA. 439 sq. (gati°, upadhi°, kāla°, payoga°); six J. I, 105; nine Miln. 341.—2. excellency, magnificence SnA 397; rūpasampatti beauty J. III, 187; IV, 333.—3. honour Mhvs 22, 48.—4. prosperity, splendour J. IV, 455; Mhvs 38, 92; s. bhavaloko Ps. I, 122. Cp. samāpatti & sampadā. (Page 690)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃpatti (संपत्ति).—f.

1) Prosperity, increase of wealth; संपत्तौ च विपत्तौ च महतामेकरूपता (saṃpattau ca vipattau ca mahatāmekarūpatā) Subhāṣ.

2) Success, fulfilment, accomplishment; न च शोचत्यसंपत्तौ तद्विज्ञेयं तु राजसम् (na ca śocatyasaṃpattau tadvijñeyaṃ tu rājasam) Ms. 12.36.

3) Perfection, excellence; as in रूपसंपत्ति (rūpasaṃpatti).

4) Exuberance, plenty, abundance.

5) A suitable state or condition.

Derivable forms: saṃpattiḥ (संपत्तिः).

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

Sampatti (सम्पत्ति).—f.

(-ttiḥ) 1. Prosperity, success, increase of wealth, power or happiness. 2. Excellence of qualities. 3. A sort of medicinal root. E. sam implying perfection, pad to go, aff. ktin; also sampad .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃpatti (संपत्ति).—i. e. sam-pad + ti, f. Prosperity, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 141, M. M.; success, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 3, 20; power.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃpatti (संपत्ति).—[feminine] agreement, harmony; completion, fulfilment; becoming, transition into; happening, falling to one’s share; success, prosperity, fortune; wealth, plenty, abundance.

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

1) Sampatti (सम्पत्ति):—[=sam-patti] [from sam-pad] f. prosperity, welfare, good fortune, success, accomplishment, fulfilment, turning out well ([instrumental case] = ‘at random’), [Nirukta, by Yāska; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] concord, agreement, [???]

3) [v.s. ...] attainment, acquisition, enjoyment, possession, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

4) [v.s. ...] becoming, turning into, [Śaṃkarācārya]

5) [v.s. ...] being, existing, existence, [Suśruta; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

6) [v.s. ...] good state or condition, excellence, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta]

7) [v.s. ...] plenty, abundance, affluence, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] a sort of medicinal root, [Horace H. Wilson]

9) [v.s. ...] a [particular] Kalā (q.v.) of Prakṛti and wife of Īśāna, [Catalogue(s)]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sampatti (सम्पत्ति):—[sampa+tti] (tti) 2. f. Prosperity; wealth; medicinal root.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Saṃpatti (संपत्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃpatti.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sampatti in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Saṃpatti (संपत्ति):—(nf) property; estate, wealth; affluence, prosperity; -[kara] property-tax; ~[vāna/śālī] opulent, wealthy.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Saṃpatti (संपत्ति) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Saṃpatti.

2) Saṃpatti (संपत्ति) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Saṃprāpti.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃpatti (ಸಂಪತ್ತಿ):—[noun] = ಸಂಪತ್ತು [sampattu].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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