Samvitti, Saṃvitti: 14 definitions
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Saṃvitti (संवित्ति) refers to “pure cognitive consciousness” and represents one of the sixteen phases leading to the perception of any object (meya), according to Abhinavagupta’s Mālinīvijayavārtika:—[...] The sixteen phases [i.e., (pure cognitive) consciousness (saṃvitti) ...] leading to the perception of any object, if correctly and fully experienced, culminate in the liberated condition of the sixteenth phase, which is equated with the sixteenth energy of the Moon. [...] To the degree in which objectivity (meyamaya) is made manifest in this way, sixteen-fold, that is said to be the Moon of consciousness (vijñāna) considered to be the basic state (sthiti) of the sixteen energies.
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.
Saṃvitti (संवित्ति) refers to “awareness”.—The term “mind” in Western contexts suggests a single entity that endures over time and has various capacities, dispositions, or features. In contrast, the Buddhist sources cited by our authors maintain that mind is episodic, such that a mind (citta) is a continuum (santāna) of mental moments, each moment causally emerging from the previous moment and acting as a cause for the subsequent moment. Each mind is thus a unique moment of consciousness (jñāna) or awareness (saṃvitti). The analysis of the nature of mind is thus actually an analysis of what, in many Western contexts, would be a moment of mind or a “mind event.” In a way that can be additionally confusing, Buddhist authors will often speak of plural “minds” that pertain to the same person at different points of time or in different contexts, such as the mind in a moment of visual consciousness or the mind in a moment of one-pointed concentration. [...]
Languages of India and abroad
saṃvitti (संवित्ति).—f S Good understanding or terms with; friendly or agreeable intercourse or footing. 2 Recognition.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
saṃvitti (संवित्ति).—f Friendly intercourse. Recognition.
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.
1) Knowledge, perception, consciousness, feeling; श्वस्त्वया सुखसंवित्तिः स्मरणीयाऽधुनातनी (śvastvayā sukhasaṃvittiḥ smaraṇīyā'dhunātanī) Kirātārjunīya 11.34; 16.32.
2) Understanding, intellect.
3) Recognition, recollection.
4) Harmony (of feeling), mental reconciliation.
Derivable forms: saṃvittiḥ (संवित्तिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ttiḥ) 1. Understanding, intellect. 2. Perception. 3. Accommodation, reconciliation. 4. Recognition, recollection of a thing or person previously known. E. sam before vid to know, aff. ktin: see the next.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saṃvitti (संवित्ति).—i. e. sam-vid + ti, f. 1. Perception, knowledge, [Kirātārjunīya] 11, 34, 16, 32. 2. Recollection of a thing or person previously known. 3. Reconciliation, accommodation.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saṃvitti (संवित्ति).—[feminine] perception, knowledge, understanding.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Saṃvitti (संवित्ति):—[=saṃ-vitti] [from saṃ-vid] f. knowledge, intellect, understanding, [ib.; Kirātārjunīya]
2) [v.s. ...] perception, feeling, sense of ([compound]), [Kirātārjunīya; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
3) [v.s. ...] mutual agreement, harmony, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] recognition, recollection, [Horace H. Wilson]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saṃvitti (संवित्ति):—[saṃ-vitti] (ttiḥ) 2. f. Understanding; reconciliation; recognition.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Saṃvitti (संवित्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃvitti.
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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.
Saṃvitti (संवित्ति) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Saṃvitti.
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.
1) [noun] the understanding, knowledge, etc. got by perceiving; perception.
2) [noun] the quality or an instance of being sagacious; penetrating intelligence and sound judgement; sagacity.
3) [noun] a harmonious agreement of minds.
4) [noun] approval; consent; agreement.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Samvittika, Samvittividhana.
Ends with: Asamvitti, Sukhasamvitti, Svasamvitti.
Full-text: Samvittika, Samvitva, Sukhasamvitti, Samvittu, Jnana, Citta, Samtana.
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The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 27 < [Chapter 1 - Examination of the Doctrine of Primordial Matter (prakṛti)]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XIX - Ascertainment of true evidence < [Book II - Mumukshu khanda (mumukshu-vyavahara khanda)]
Chapter LXXXIV - Development of the germ of the mind < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
Chapter CXVII - Different states of knowledge and ignorance < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)
Chapter XX - Self-cognition (Svasaṃvedanam) < [Part II - Logic and Epistemology]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 18 - Āyurveda Literature < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]