Ashrita, Āśrita, Aśṛta, Aśrita, Āśritā: 13 definitions



Ashrita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Āśrita and Aśṛta and Aśrita and Āśritā can be transliterated into English as Asrita or Ashrita or Asrta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Asrit.

In Hinduism

Samkhya (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Prakrti and purusa in Samkhyakarika an analytical review

Āśrita (आश्रित, “supported”).—As the vyaktas (manifests) are the products of avyakta (unmanifest), so they are dependent on avyakta. But the avyakta (unmanifest) having no cause is itself not dependent on anything. Āśrita means supported by the cause. Yuktidīpīka describes āśrita as ādheya (“āśritamādheyam”). The word ādheya means an object which exists in something else. So, a thing, which remains (ādheya) in something else, is called āśrita (supported).

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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Āśritā (आश्रिता) refers to one of the female Śrāvakas mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Āśritā).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āśrita (आश्रित).—p S Protected, defended, supported, maintained, sheltered, lit. fig. 2 That has been resorted to for protection or shelter. 3 Following, observing, practising. 4 Employing, using, having recourse to. ā0 kōṭīniviṣṭa or ā0 kōṭyantargata Included among the millions of (your &c.) refugees and dependents.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

āśrita (आश्रित).—p Protected. Employing. Follow- ing. n A dependent or refugee or protegee.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśṛta (अशृत).—a. Uncooked, raw, unripe.

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Aśrita (अश्रित).—a. Ved. Difficult of access.

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Āśrita (आश्रित).—p. p. (Used actively) (with an acc.)

1) Resorting to, having recourse to; स किलाश्रममन्त्यमाश्रितः (sa kilāśramamantyamāśritaḥ) R.8.14; कृष्णाश्रितः (kṛṣṇāśritaḥ) = कृष्णमाश्रितः (kṛṣṇamāśritaḥ) Sk.; मानुषीं तनुमाश्रितम् (mānuṣīṃ tanumāśritam) Bg.9.11; R.1.13.

2) Dwelling in, inhabiting, seated or resting on, stationing oneself at or on; इदं स्फटिकतल- माश्रितो भवामि (idaṃ sphaṭikatala- māśrito bhavāmi) M.4; so वातायनमाश्रितः पश्यति (vātāyanamāśritaḥ paśyati); द्रव्याश्रितो गुणः (dravyāśrito guṇaḥ) Ak.; R.12.21,1.75; हार°, दुर्ग° (hāra°, durga°) &c.

3) Using, employing.

4) Following, practising, observing; माध्यस्थ्यम्, धर्मम्, प्रवज्याम् (mādhyasthyam, dharmam, pravajyām); कल्पवृक्षा इवाश्रिताः (kalpavṛkṣā ivāśritāḥ) Ku.6.6; Bk.7. 42.

5) Receiving anything as an inherent or integral part.

6) Dependent on; राष्ट्रं बाहुबलाश्रितम् (rāṣṭraṃ bāhubalāśritam) Ms.9.255.

7) Referring to, regarding; भीष्माश्रिताः कथाः (bhīṣmāśritāḥ kathāḥ) Mb.; उवाच धर्मसंयुक्तमश्वमेधाश्रितं वचः (uvāca dharmasaṃyuktamaśvamedhāśritaṃ vacaḥ) Rām.7.91.6.

8) (Passively used) Resorted to, inhabited &c.; चटकाश्रिता शाखा (caṭakāśritā śākhā) Pt.1; R.3.11.

-taḥ A dependent servent, follower; अस्मदाश्रितानाम् (asmadāśritānām) H.1; प्रभूणां प्रायश्चलं गौरवमाश्रितेषु (prabhūṇāṃ prāyaścalaṃ gauravamāśriteṣu) Ku.3.1.

-tam (pl.) The objects perceived by the senses and mind.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āśrita (आश्रित).—(ppp. of ā-śri); see s.v. āśraya 2, 3; according to Burnouf, there cited, the 6 āśritas are la connaissance produite par la vue et par les autres sens…; according to AbhidhK iii.126, = citta-caitta; what gātrāśritānāṃ gṛhaṃ means (Mahāvastu ii.153.2), as applied to vyādhi, is not clear.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aśṛta (अशृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Unripe. E. a neg. and śṛta ripe.

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Āśrita (आश्रित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Inhabiting, dwelling in, resorting to as a retreat or asylum. 2. Following, practising, observing. 3. Using, employing, having recourse to. 4. Receiving anything, as an inherent or integral part. 5. Taking one’s station at or on, as at window or a seat, &c. 6. A dependent. E. āṅ before śri to serve, kta affix.

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

Āśṛta (आशृत).—[adjective] little boiled.

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Āśrita (आश्रित).—[adjective] leaning, hanging, depending on; resorting, devoted, subject to ([accusative], [genetive], [locative], or —°), [masculine] dependant, servant; clinging, belonging, relating to ([accusative] or —°); come to, having got, obtained, or taken to ([accusative] or —°), dwelling, seating, standing, lying, situate in or on ([accusative], [locative] or —°); visited, approached, assisted, helped, reached, entered, got, obtained, practised, chosen.

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

1) Aśṛta (अशृत):—[=a-śṛta] mfn. uncooked, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) Aśrita (अश्रित):—[=a-śrita] mfn. ? [Ṛg-veda iv, 7, 6.]

3) Āśṛta (आशृत):—[=ā-śṛta] mfn. (√śrā), slightly cooked, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra iv, 3, 7.]

4) Āśrita (आश्रित):—[=ā-śrita] [from ā-śri] mfn. attaching one’s self to, joining

5) [v.s. ...] having recourse to, resorting to as a retreat or asylum, seeking refuge or shelter from

6) [v.s. ...] subject to, depending on [Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Kumāra-sambhava] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] relating or belonging to, concerning, [Rāmāyaṇa; Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] inhabiting, dwelling in, resting on, being anywhere, taking one’s station at, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Yājñavalkya; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

9) [v.s. ...] following, practising, observing

10) [v.s. ...] using, employing

11) [v.s. ...] receiving anything as an inherent or integral part, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kumāra-sambhava; Pañcatantra] etc.

12) [v.s. ...] regarding, respecting, [Bhagavad-gītā; Rāmāyaṇa]

13) [v.s. ...] taken or sought as a refuge or shelter, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

14) [v.s. ...] inhabited, occupied, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Pañcatantra; Raghuvaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

15) [v.s. ...] chosen, preferred, taken as rule, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

16) [v.s. ...] m. a dependant, subject, servant, follower, [Kumāra-sambhava; Hitopadeśa; Yājñavalkya etc.]

17) [v.s. ...] n. (with Buddhists) an object perceived by the senses and manas or mind.

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

1) Aśṛta (अशृत):—[a-śṛta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Unripe.

2) Āśrita (आश्रित):—[ā-śrita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Having taken refuge; practising; dependant.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Aśrita (अश्रित):—(3. a + śrita) adj. nicht verweilend (?): taṃ śaśvatīṣu mā.ṛṣā vī.amaśritam [Ṛgveda 4, 7, 6.]

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Āśrita (आश्रित):—

1) adj. s. u. śri mit ā . —

2) subst. pl. buddh. die durch die 5 Sinne und das Manas (s. āśraya [10.]) aufgenommenen Objecte [Burnouf 449.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Aśṛta (अशृत):—Adj. ungekocht.

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Aśrita (अश्रित):—Adj. nicht haftend an (Loc.).

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Āśrita (आश्रित):——

1) m. Untergebener , Diener [148,21.] —

2) Pl. (wohl n. ) buddh. die durch die fünf Sinne und das Manas bewirkten Wahrnehmungen.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Āśrita (आश्रित) [Also spelled asrit]:—(a) depending or relying on; enjoying the support of; (nm) a dependent, refugee; protege; hence ~[] (nf).

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