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1 A term which first occurs in the Ṛg Veda, indicating ‘being’ or ‘the real’, as opposed to asat (‘non-being’, ‘the unreal’). In Advaita Vedānta, sat is combined with cit (‘awareness, sentience, consciousness’), and ānanda (‘bliss’) into saccidānanda, a single term conveying the spiritual and unitary character of the absolute (brahman (neut.)).

2 A Substantive with the sense of ‘true’, ‘good’, or ‘right’.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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