Sattamatra, Sattāmātra, Satta-matra: 2 definitions


Sattamatra means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sattamatra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sattāmātra (सत्तामात्र) refers to “pure being”, according to the Svacchandabhairavatantra, which is well known to the Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “That which is not void is called the Void, while the Void is said to be Non-being. Non-being is taught to be that wherein existing things have ceased to exist. (It is) pure Being (sattāmātra), supremely tranquil: that (transcendental) place abides in a certain indefinable manner”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sattāmātra (सत्तामात्र):—[=sat-tā-mātra] [from sat-tā > sat] n. mere entity or existence (trātman mfn. ‘whose nature is entitled only to the predicate being’), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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