Sabda - Sound, noise, tone, note, the WORD, OM, speech, language

adyāpi na nivṛtto me saṃśayaḥ parameśvara |
kiṃ rūpaṃ tattvato deva
śabdarāśikalāmayam || 2 ||

tattvato na navātmāsau śabdarāśir na bhairavaḥ |
na cāsau triśirā devo na ca śaktitrayātmakaḥ || 11 ||

anāhate pātrakarṇe 'bhagnaśabde sariddrute |
śabdabrahmaṇi niṣṇātaḥ param brahmādhigacchati || 38 ||

śábda [p= 1052,3] [p= 1052,2] [L=212652]
(in Dhya1nabUp. also n. ifc. f(ā). perhaps connected with √3. śap cf. also 2. śap) sound , noise , voice , tone , note (śabdak , to utter a sound , raise the voice , cry aloud ; sound is supposed to be sevenfold [ MBh. xii , 6858] or eight. fold [ Dharmas. 35] or tenfold [ MBh. xiv , 1418] ; in the mīmā it is taught to be eternal)

śabdena , by word , explicitly , expressly) ib. Ka1s3. on Pa1n2. 2-3 , 19


opp. to apa-śabda) Pat.


Pa1n2. Sch.

Mn. MBh. &c (tacchabdāt , " because it is so-called " Ka1tyS3r. )


pramāas q.v. ) Nya1yas. Sarvad.
(H2) m.
[L=212653]a word (
[L=212654]speech , language
[L=212655]the right word , correct expression (
[L=212656]the sacred syllable Om ,
[L=212657](in gram.) a declinable word or a word-termination , affix
[L=212658]a name , appellation , title
[L=212659]a technical term
[L=212660]verbal communication or testimony , oral tradition , verbal authority or evidence (as one of the


(Shabda) Usage

The garland of letters (Varṇamâlâ): studies in the mantra-sâstra
Sir John George Woodroffe - 1963 - 285 pages - Snippet view
Nada is thus the first emanative stage in the production of Mantra. The second is Bindu, or Sabda-brahman; the third is Tribindu (Bindu, Nada, and Bija) or Kamakala; the fourth is the production of Sabda as the Matrkas which are the ...

Śakti and śākta: essays and addresses
Sir John George Woodroffe - 1975 - 467 pages - Snippet view
The letters make, up syllables (Pada) and syllables make sentences (Vakya), of which elements the Mantra is composed. Para Sabda in the body develops in Pasyanti Sabda or S'akti of general movements (Samanya Spanda) located in the tract ...

The Advaita of art - Page 21
Harsha V. Dehejia - 1996 - 194 pages - Preview
Along with the sacred implication was the connotation of the Vedic sabda being a function of the oral tradition and therefore of sound. More importantly in the Vedic rites sabda, as exemplified by mantra, was the bearer of power, ..

Mantra - Page 231
Harvey P. Alper - 1989 - 343 pages - Google eBook - Preview
LaksmI declares that of these six, sabda and mantra are the most important (LT 22.13-19). Mantra is the salvific aspect of iabda. THE GENERAL PLACE OF MANTRA IN PANCARATRIN GNOSIS In Pancaratra, salvation has two aspects.

The Ancient Language of the Soul: The Mystic Knowledge of Mantra - Page 58
Nehemiah Davis - 2010 - 206 pages - Google eBook - Preview
The following are a synopsis of the five components mention above” Sound (Sabda) In the physical gross aspects of mantra practice, you have three major methods of reciting mantra—the spoken mantra, the whispered mantra, and reciting ...

Understanding mantras - Page 413
Harvey P. Alper - 1991 - 540 pages - Preview
It runs against the grain of our Enlightenment consensus. Yet, respect for the well-uttered word is central for traditional Indian culture. The concepts of guru, mantra, and sabda, the institutions of preceptorial authority, ...

The serpent power: being the Ṣaṭ-cakra-nirūpana and ... - Page 98
Arthur Avalon, Sir John George Woodroffe, Pūrṇānanda - 1974 - 529 pages - Preview
These, Mantra-vidya (which explains what Mantra is) also enjoins. The causal state of Sabda is called Sabda-brahman — that is, the Brahman as the cause of Sabda and Artha. The unmanifest (Avyakta) power or Sabda, which is the cause of

The perfectibility of human nature in eastern and western thought - Page 113
Harold G. Coward - 2008 - 219 pages - Google eBook - Preview
THE MIMAMSA THEORY OF MANTRA AS ETERNAL WORD (SABDA) AND ITS PURIFYING FUNCTION The task of providing a theoretical explanation for the power of spoken mantras was taken up by the Mimamsa school of philosophy.21 The Mimamsa (founded ...

Sonic theology: Hinduism and sacred sound - Page 176
Guy L. Beck - 1995 - 290 pages - Preview
14 The other two "gems" are the Sattvata-Samhita and the Pauskara- Samhita, both of which emphasize the role of sacred sound as Sabda- Brahman and mantra: "The notion that Sabda [Sabda-Brahman] is the ultimate principle of the universe, ...

The Pratyabhijñā philosophy - Page 39
Ganesh Vasudeo Tagare - 2002 - 165 pages - Preview
The following table shows the Vacya-Vacaka relation: Vacaka or sabda Vacya or Artha 1. Varna Kald 2. Mantra Tattva 3. Pada Bhuvana Out of the two triads, the Vacaka or sabda triad (Varna, Mantra and Pada) is called Kdlddhva and the ...

Shabdabrahman Usage

Lakṣmī Tantra: A Pāñcarātra text - Page 110
Sanjukta Gupta - 1972 - 398 pages - Preview
Sabdabrahman) is characterized by sound, whereas, during the involutionary process represented by (the reverse order of the sounds from) ha to a, ... It is to be noted that Sabdabrahman, being identical with Sakti is fundamentally one ...
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Sakti: the power in Tantra : a scholarly approach - Page 107
Rajmani Tigunait - 1998 - 220 pages - Preview
For instance, according to ST, kundalinT sakti is the same as sabdabrahman and identical to the fifty letters that manifest from sabdabrahman. This kundalinT sakti is also the source of the whole universe.23 Similar descriptions ...

A history of early Vedānta philosophy: Volume 1 - Page 353
Hajime Nakamura, Trevor Leggett - 1990 - 561 pages - Preview
The passage clearly shows that Bhavabhuti accepts the principle of Word-Brahman (sabdabrahman). There is no doubt at all that the concept is very important for him since in the concluding stanza (VII. 20) he salutes "the poet who knows ...

Mantra: hearing the divine in India and America - Page 36
Harold G. Coward, David J. Goa - 2004 - 123 pages - Preview
THE GRAMMARIAN THEORY OF MANTRA AS SABDABRAHMAN We have seen that for the Mimamsa mantra is sabda, the eternal author- less words of ... Consequently the Grammarians offer a theory of mantra as a manifestation of Sabdabrahman or divine ...

Sonic theology: Hinduism and sacred sound - Page 42
Guy L. Beck - 1995 - 290 pages - Preview
Sabda-Brahman in the Upanisads The notions of sacred sound which emerge during the time of the Upanisads (ca. 1000 bce-ad 200) reflect an ongoing concern with the transformation of the Vedic mythological notion of Vak into an ...

The serpent power: being the Ṣaṭ-cakra-nirūpana and ... - Page 169
Arthur Avalon, Sir John George Woodroffe, Pūrṇānanda - 1974 - 529 pages - Preview
2 It is this Sabdabrahman which is the immediate cause of the universe, which is sound and movement manifesting as idea ... That * air ' acted upon by the effort of a person desiring to speak, manifests the all-pervading Sabda-brahman. ...

sphoa [p= 1270,3] [L=256922]
bursting , opening , expansion , disclosure (cf. narma-sph°) MBh. Ka1v. &c

» kara-sph°)

Car. Sus3r.


MBh. VarBr2S.

phil.) sound (conceived as eternal , indivisible , and creative) Sarvad.

(H2) m.
[L=256923]extension (
[L=256924]a swelling , boil , tumour
[L=256925]a little bit or fragment , chip
[L=256926]crackling , crash , roar
[L=256928]the eternal and imperceptible element of sounds and words and the real vehicle of the idea which bursts or flashes on the mind when a sound is uttered
(H1) sphoa [p= 1271,2] [L=257050]