Satva, 3 Definition(s)
1a) Satva (सत्व).—A son of Purūdva(ha) and an Aikṣvāki; father of Sātvata.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 48; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 47.
1b) A son of Raivata Manu.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 21.
1c) The quality of jñānam.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 3. 32-3, 45.
about this context:
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including religious ceremonies, various arts, sciences and historical legends. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Āyurveda (science of life)
Satva (Essence): Satva is a water extractable solid substance collected from a drug. Example: Gudūci-satva. The dried branches of Tinospora cardifolia are cut into small pieces, macerated in water and kept overnight. By sieving fiber is removed. Water is added and stirred till the deposit becomes white. After the decantation, the remaining stuff is collected.Source: Academia.edu: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics: a historical perspective.
about this context:
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Hindu science dealing with subjects such as health, medicine, anatomy, etc. and has been in use throughout India since ancient times.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Satva means ’hero’, ’mind of courage’ or ’courageous mind’. In order to make one’s mind courageous or heroic, one needs to gather merit for many aeons.Source: Kunpal: Shantideva's Bodhisattva-charyavatara
Search found 28 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Satvagandhā (सत्वगन्धा):—One of the sixty-four Divyauṣadhi, which are powerful drugs f...
Bodhisattva-bhūmi (बोधिसत्त्व):—One of the ten grounds shared by adepts of the three V...
Guṇa (गुण, “qualities”) is one of the seven accepted categories of padārtha (&ld...
Prāṇāyāma (प्राणायाम, “breath control”) used in yoga practice, especially aṣṭāṅg...
Prakṛti (प्रकृति) refers to a class of rhythm-type (chandas) containing twenty-one syllables...
1a) Raja (रज).—Son of Viraja and father of Ketuman (Śatajit, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).** Brahmāṇḍa-p...
1a) Śuddha (शुद्ध).—A son of Anenas, and father of Śuci.** Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 11.1b...
1a) Pitṛ (पितृ).—A class of celestials belonging to the group of sacred fires;1 worshipp...
Janārdana (जनार्दन).—A name for the Supreme Personality of Godhead meaning “He w...
Śukatuṇḍa (शुकतुण्ड, “parrot’s beak”).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) ma...
Reṇuka is a variety of Kaṅkuṣṭha (“Rhubarb”).—The Reṇuka variety is blacki...
Manaḥśilā (Realger) is said to have three varieties: Śyāma (Śyāmikā), Rakta (K...
Upasarga (उपसर्ग, “preposition”).—Those that upasṛjanti (“modify&rdq...
Piṇḍatāla is the stony variety of Tālaka (“Orpiment”):—It is without scale...
1a) Jyotsnā (ज्योत्स्ना).—A R. from the Sarayū (or Mānasa?).** Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 7...
Search found 25 books containing Satva. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the 20 most relevant articles:
- · Bodhisattva-caryāvatāra > ... > Text Section 38
- · Parables of Rama > ... > The Story of Lord Shiva & Bhasmasura
- · The Garuda Purana > Self Realization
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 2, Part II > ... > On Birth, Death and Existence
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 2, Part I > ... > Ascertainment of the Self or Soul
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 3, Part II > ... > Ascertainment of True knowledge
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 2, Part I > ... > Story of the Boy and Three Princes
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 2, Part I > ... > The Magnitude of the Sphere of the Intellect
- · Bodhisattva-caryāvatāra > ... > Text Section 141
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 2, Part I > ... > Brahmā the Origin of All
- · Bodhisattva-caryāvatāra > Śāntideva’s Bodhisattva-caryāvatāra - Tibetan Text
- · The Prashna Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary > ... > Verse 6.3
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 2, Part II > ... > Works of Brahmā’s Creation
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 2, Part II > ... > Description of the Mundane City
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 3, Part II > ... > Admonition of Chūdālā
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 2, Part II > ... > On Good Conduct
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 2, Part II > ... > Ascertainment of the Thinking Principle
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 2, Part II > ... > Description of the Worlds and their Demiurgi
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 2, Part II > ... > Description of Insouciance
- · Bodhisattva-caryāvatāra > ... > Text Sections 222-223 / Stanza 9
» Click here to see all 25 search results in a detailed overview.
- Was this explanation helpufll? Leave a comment:
Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.