Adeshastha, Adeśastha, Adesha-stha: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Adeśastha can be transliterated into English as Adesastha or Adeshastha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Adeshastha in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Adeśastha (अदेशस्थ) refers to “that which is outside of space” and is used to describe the consciousnesses, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 2).—Accordingly, “Neither the ear-organ (śrotrendriya), nor the auditory consciousness (śrotravijñāna), nor the mental consciousness (manovijñāna) are able to hear sounds. The coming together of many causes and conditions (hetuprayaya-saṃnipāta) is necessary to be able to hear sounds. It cannot be said that one single dharma hears sounds. Why? The ear-organ, lacking intellect (avabodha), cannot hear sounds; the consciousnesses, both auditory consciousness as well as mental [consciousness], being non-material (arūpin), offering no resistance (apratigha) and outside of space (adeśastha), are not able to hear sounds. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Adeśastha (अदेशस्थ).—a. [sa. ta.] in the wrong place, out of place; absent from one's country.

Adeśastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adeśa and stha (स्थ).

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

1) Adeśastha (अदेशस्थ):—[=a-deśa-stha] [from a-deśa] mfn. out of place, in the wrong place

2) [v.s. ...] one absent from his country, an absentee.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adeśastha (अदेशस्थ):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-sthaḥ-sthā-stham) Being not in the proper place, being in the wrong place. E. adeśa and stha.

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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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