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In the Samkhya system, one of the three universal constituents (Skt. guṇa) that are components of primal matter (Skt. pradhāna) or natural matter (Skt. prakṛti) and not qualities distinct from it. In different contexts, it refers to luminosity, lightness, strength, and pleasure.

Tibetan: སྙིང་སྟོབས། snying-stobs

Sanskrit: sattva

J. Hopkins: Power of heart; Lightness

Synonyms: Lightness

Other languages

Deutsch: Sattva
Русский: Саттва
Tiếng Việt: Chúng sanh, hữu tình
简体中文: 纯质
繁體中文: 純質