Atmastha, aka: Atman-stha, Ātmastha; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Ātmastha (आत्मस्थ, “one’s ownself ”) refers to a statement (within a sentence) which affect “one’s ownself”, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. Ātmastha is a classification of statements, defined according to vācika (verbal representation).

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “the object which a person himself feels is called ‘personal’ (ātmastha)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Ātmastha (आत्मस्थ) refers to the “laughing with” and represents one of the two types of laughter (hāsa), the basic feeling defining the “comic sentiment” (hāsyarasa).Though Cirañjīva has not given any variety of laughter, Bharata, the author of Nāṭyaśāstra, has given two varieties of laughter. Those are ātmastha and parastha or laughing with and laughing at.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (natyashastra)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Ātmastha (आत्मस्थ).—a. At one's own disposal (svādhīna); तावदेव मया सार्धमात्मस्थं कुरु शासनम् (tāvadeva mayā sārdhamātmasthaṃ kuru śāsanam) Rām.2.21.8.

Ātmastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and stha (स्थ).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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