Samvriti, aka: Saṃvṛti; 2 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Saṃvṛti can be transliterated into English as Samvrti or Samvriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Buddhism)
Saṃvṛti (संवृति) or Anvayajñāna refers to the “knowledge of concealed” and represents one of the “ten knowledges” (jñāna) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 93). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., saṃvṛti). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Saṃvṛti (“conventional”) or Saṃvṛtisatya refers to “conventional truth” and represents the first of the “two truths” (satya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 95).(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
1) Covering, covering up.
2) Concealment, supression, hiding; वदति हि संवृतिरेव कामितानि (vadati hi saṃvṛtireva kāmitāni) Ki.1.44.
3) Secret purpose, covert design.
Derivable forms: saṃvṛtiḥ (संवृतिः).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Note (3): The Eleven Knowledges in the Mahāyāna < [Part 1 - The eleven knowledges (jñāna, ñāṇa)]
Conditions note (4): The system in the Great Prajñāpāramitāsūtras < [Part 1 - Understanding the Conditions (pratyaya)]
Preliminary note on the ten concepts (daśa-saṃjñā) < [Chapter XXXVII - The Ten Concepts]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The World-Appearance < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 2 - Thought and its Object in Buddhism and in Vedānta < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Mandukya Karika, verse 4.58 < [Chapter IV - Alatashanti Prakarana (Quenching the firebrand)]
Mandukya Karika, verse 4.57 < [Chapter IV - Alatashanti Prakarana (Quenching the firebrand)]
Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (by Nāgārjuna)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)