Asthana, Asthāna, Āsthāna: 13 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Asthāna (अस्थान) refers to “improper” (e.g., ‘one who knows what is improper’), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How then, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva appear to many beings performing the deeds of a Buddha (buddhakārya) even when the Buddhas do not appear? Son of good family, (1) the Bodhisattva has perfected the purification of the ten powers by knowing what is proper and what is improper (asthāna-jñāna); (2) he has perfected the purification of the four fearlessness by knowing the cessation of impurities; (3) he has perfected the purification of the eighteen special qualities of the Tathāgata by knowing the unattached knowledge of the three times; [...]”.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Asthāna (अस्थान).—a. Very deep.
-nam 1 A bad or wrong place; अस्थाने पततामतीव महतामेतादृशी स्याद् गतिः (asthāne patatāmatīva mahatāmetādṛśī syād gatiḥ) S. D.
2) An improper place or object or occasion; °वर्षी (varṣī) Daśakumāracarita 81 (= apātradāyin); अस्थानं परिभूतेः (asthānaṃ paribhūteḥ) K.45.
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1) A place, site.
2) Ground, base.
3) An assembly; आस्थानाध्यासनाश्रितः (āsthānādhyāsanāśritaḥ) Bhāgavata 6.7.5.
4) Care, regard; see आस्था (āsthā).
5) A hall of audience; K.8,14.
6) Recreation ground (viśrāmasthānam).
-nī An assemblyroom. आस्थानीं समये समं नृपजनः सायंतने संपतन् (āsthānīṃ samaye samaṃ nṛpajanaḥ sāyaṃtane saṃpatan) Ratna. निजामशाहमास्थानीमेत्य सिंहासने स्थितम् (nijāmaśāhamāsthānīmetya siṃhāsane sthitam) Ś B.3.8.
Derivable forms: āsthānam (आस्थानम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Asthāna (अस्थान).—nt. (= Pali aṭṭhāna), opp. sthāna (4, 5), q.v., (1) an impossibility, generally followed by a clause introduced by yat: Lalitavistara 232.17 asthānam etad…yat kumāro aprāpya bodhiṃ punar iha āgameyā, it is im- possible that the prince should return here without having attained enlightenment; Avadāna-śataka ii.4.6; often followed by the synonym anavakāśo (yat…), as in Pali aṭṭhānaṃ (etaṃ) anavakāso: Gaṇḍavyūha 498.5; Divyāvadāna 174.1; 207.9; 264.5; 270.13—14; Daśabhūmikasūtra 25.14; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 198.9 asthānam anavakāśaṃ coktaṃ; in [compound] sthānāsthāna, possibilities and impossibilities, sound and unsound propositions or conclusions, Bodhisattvabhūmi 4.8; Mahāvastu i.134.12 sarvakarmeṣu nānāsthānāsthānakuśalāḥ clever in regard to various sound and unsound conclusions (or, possibilities and impossibilities) in dealing with all actions; sthānāsthāna-jñāna (Pali ṭhānaṭṭhāna-ñāṇa), knowledge of…, the first of the 10 bala of a Tathāgata, Mahāvyutpatti 120; Dharmasaṃgraha 76; Lalitavistara 433.4; (2) impropriety (this is closer to Sanskrit usage, [Boehtlingk and Roth] and [Boehtlingk]): in Mahāvastu i.101.7 read asthānato for mss. asthānanto (Senart em. asthānatāye, unmetrical(ly)) from (because of) non-place, non-propriety, impropriety, see s.v. asthānatā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) See asthāga. n.
(-naṃ) A place where there is no firm footing. adv. Unsuitably, unseasonably. E. a neg. and sthāna stopping.
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Āsthāna (आस्थान).—nf. (-naṃ-nī) An assembly. n.
(-naṃ) 1. Place, site. 2. Staying, abiding. 5. Pains, care. E. āṅ before sthā to stay or stand, lyuṭ and ṅīp affs.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āsthāna (आस्थान).—i. e. ā-stha + ana, n. and f. nī, An assembly, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 35.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Asthāna (अस्थान).—[neuter] no stay; no place or the wrong place for (gen). °— & [locative] in the wrong place, not in time, without cause.
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Āsthāna (आस्थान).—[neuter] stand, station place, basis for operation; also = [feminine] āsthānī audience or assembly hall.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Asthāna (अस्थान):—[=a-sthāna] n. non-permanency, inconstancy (as of a sound), [Jaimini]
2) [v.s. ...] not a (fit) place for ([genitive case]), [Kādambarī]
3) [v.s. ...] impossibility, [Divyāvadāna]
4) [v.s. ...] an army which has lost its chief, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [=a-sthāna] mfn. deep, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) Āsthāna (आस्थान):—[=ā-sthāna] [from ā-sthā] n. place, site, ground, base, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
7) [v.s. ...] an assembly
8) [v.s. ...] a hall of audience, [Kathāsaritsāgara; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Asthāna (अस्थान):—[a-sthā+na] < [a-sthāna] (naḥ-nā-naṃ) a. Idem. n. Unseasonable, inopportune.
2) Āsthāna (आस्थान):—[ā-sthāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Assembly; place.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Āsthāna (आस्थान) [Also spelled asthan]:—(nm) a base.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Asthāna (ಅಸ್ಥಾನ):—[noun] an improper place.
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1) [noun] a place; a site; ground.
2) [noun] a royal assembly or the hall; a royal court.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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