Sushupti, Suṣupti: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Suṣupti can be transliterated into English as Susupti or Sushupti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Suṣupti (सुषुप्ति).—One of the four states or conditions of man. Jāgrat, Svapna, Suṣupti and Turīya are the four states of man. (For details see under Jāgrat).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

suṣupti (सुषुप्ति).—f (S) Sound or profound sleep, sleep without dreaming or consciousness. This is the third of the three states enumerated; viz. jāgṛti, svapna, suṣupti, or jāgradavasthā, svapnāvasthā, suṣup्tyavasthā.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

suṣupti (सुषुप्ति).—f Sound sleep.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suṣupti (सुषुप्ति).—f.

1) Deep or profound sleep, profound repose.

2) Great insensibility, spiritual ignorance; अविद्यात्मिका हि बीजशक्तिरव्यक्तशब्दनिर्देश्या परमेश्वराश्रया मायामयी महासुषुप्तिर्यस्यां स्वरूपप्रतिबोधरहिताः शेरते संसारिणो जीवाः (avidyātmikā hi bījaśaktiravyaktaśabdanirdeśyā parameśvarāśrayā māyāmayī mahāsuṣuptiryasyāṃ svarūpapratibodharahitāḥ śerate saṃsāriṇo jīvāḥ) Ś.B. on Br. Sūt.1.4.3.

Derivable forms: suṣuptiḥ (सुषुप्तिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suṣupti (सुषुप्ति).—i. e. su-supti, f. Deep sleep, insensibility, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 204, 22.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suṣupti (सुषुप्ति).—[feminine] deep sleep, vat [adverb] as in deep sleep.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suṣupti (सुषुप्ति):—[=su-ṣupti] [from su > su-ṣaṃsad] f. deep sleep (in [philosophy] ‘complete unconsciousness’), [Vedāntasāra]

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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. 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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