Sattvaguna, Sattvaguṇa, Sattva-guna: 9 definitions
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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण).—Qualities of a substantive such as स्त्रीत्व, पुंस्त्व, नपुंसकत्व (strītva, puṃstva, napuṃsakatva), or एकत्व, द्वित्व (ekatva, dvitva) and बहुत्व (bahutva) cf. स्त्रीपुंनपुंसकानि सत्त्वगुणाः एकत्वद्वित्वबहुवचनानि च । (strīpuṃnapuṃsakāni sattvaguṇāḥ ekatvadvitvabahuvacanāni ca |) M. Bh. on P. I. 1.38 Vart. 6, also on P. I. 2.64 Vart, 53.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)
Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण) refers to “mode of goodness (See rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa)”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण) refers to the “quality of sattva”, according to Mukunda’s Saṃvartārthaprakāśa.—Accordingly, [while describing the three currents of teachers]: “(1) Divyaugha: One should think of the essential nature of the teachers belonging to the Divine Current as the quality of sattva [e.g., sattvaguṇa], as the worlds of the Sun and Fire etc and as possessing the nature of deity. (2) Mānavaugha: One should contemplate the essential nature of the teachers belonging to the Current of Men as the quality of rajas, as the Moon and Water etc and as possessing a human nature. (3) Siddhaugha: One should recollect the essential nature of the teachers belonging to the Current of Siddhas as the quality of tamas, as darkness, Space and the Air etc and possessing a supernatural being’s nature”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण).—m (S) The first of the three guṇa. See the first sense of the preceding word.
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.
Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण).—the quality of purity or goodness.
Derivable forms: sattvaguṇaḥ (सत्त्वगुणः).
Sattvaguṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sattva and guṇa (गुण).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaḥ) The property of goodness: see the last. E. sattva, guṇa attribute.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण):—[=sat-tva-guṇa] [from sat-tva > sat] m. the quality of purity or goodness (See above), [Horace H. Wilson]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण):—[sattva-guṇa] (ṇaḥ) 1. m. Quality of goodness.
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.
Sattvaguṇa (ಸತ್ತ್ವಗುಣ):—[noun] = ಸತ್ತ್ವ - [sattva -] 2.
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)
Partial matches: Guna, Sattva.
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Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
Verse 14.11-15 < [Chapter 14 - Gunatraya-vibhaga-yoga]
Verse 14.17 < [Chapter 14 - Gunatraya-vibhaga-yoga]
Verse 14.9-10 < [Chapter 14 - Gunatraya-vibhaga-yoga]
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 25 - The Three Guṇas and Their Workings < [Book 11 - Eleventh Skandha]
Chapter 2 - Merits of Devotion to Hari < [Book 1 - First Skandha]
Notes regarding the Vyūhas (manifestations of God) < [Appendices]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 14.6 < [Chapter 14 - Guṇa-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Verse 14.14 < [Chapter 14 - Guṇa-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Verse 8.23 < [Chapter 8 - Tāraka-brahma-yoga (the Yoga of Absolute Deliverance)]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 6 - On the coming in this world of Lakṣmī, Gaṅgā and Sarasvatī < [Book 9]
Chapter 39 - On the story of Mahā Lakṣmī < [Book 9]
Chapter 4 - On Adharma < [Book 4]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 12 [Ambika is Kilāsa] < [Chapter 1 - First Vimarśa]
Spark from a Smouldering Altar < [April – June, 2005]
The Guna's A Psycho-Analytic < [July 1960]
The Vaishnavic Background of Assam < [December 1946]