Vastujata, Vastu-jata, Vastujāta: 3 definitions


Vastujata means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Vastujata in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Vastujāta (वस्तुजात) refers to a “multitude of objects”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool, perceiving this multitude of objects (vastujātavastujātam idaṃ) that is continually transitory and you do not understand. This is a planet without any medicine”.

Synonyms: Padārthasamūha.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vastujata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vastujāta (वस्तुजात).—the aggregate of things.

Derivable forms: vastujātam (वस्तुजातम्).

Vastujāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vastu and jāta (जात).

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

Vastujāta (वस्तुजात):—[=vastu-jāta] [from vastu > vas] n. the aggregate of things, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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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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