Vastutattva: 3 definitions

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Vastutattva 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)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Vastutattva (वस्तुतत्त्व) refers to the “true state of objects”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Examination of the instruction [of the Jina] is considered to be when, through the application of the instruction of the omniscient one (i.e. the Jina), [the meditator] reflects upon the true state of objects (vastutattva) laid down in his doctrine”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vastutattva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vastutattva (वस्तुतत्त्व) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—vaiṣṇava, by Rādhākānta Śarman. L. 923.

2) Vāstutattva (वास्तुतत्त्व):—[dharma] Rādh. 19.
—attributed to Bharadvāja. NW. 78.

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

1) Vastutattva (वस्तुतत्त्व):—[=vastu-tattva] [from vastu > vas] n. Name of [work]

2) Vāstutattva (वास्तुतत्त्व):—[=vāstu-tattva] [from vāstu > vāstava] n. Name of [work]

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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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