Sarvabhutahita, Sarvabhūtahita, Sarvabhuta-hita: 2 definitions


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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sarvabhutahita in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Sarvabhūtahita (सर्वभूतहित) refers to “one who is devoted to the welfare of all beings”, according to the Mataṅgapārameśvara (with Rāmakaṇṭha’s commentary).—Accordingly, “The Guru should consecrate [as an Ācārya] a man who is skilled in what is taught in all four pādas, who has great energy, who is beyond reproach, who expounds the meaning of the teachings [encapsulated] in the six topics [of this scripture], who is devoted to the welfare of all beings (sarvabhūtahita), who has performed the observance for [the propitiation of his] mantra. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Sarvabhūtahita (सर्वभूतहित):—[=sarva-bhūta-hita] [from sarva-bhūta > sarva] n. the welfare of all created b°, [ib.]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. serviceable to all creatures, [Kāvya literature]

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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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