Cetasa: 4 definitions


Cetasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chetasa.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Cetasa (चेतस).—One of the names of the fifth Marutgaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 128.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

cetasa : (adj.) (in cpds.), having the purpose of. pāpacetasa = evil-minded.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Cetasa, 2 (adj.) (orig. the Gen. of ceto used as nominative) only in —°: sucetasa of a good mind, good-hearted S. I, 4=29, 46=52; paraphrased by Buddhaghosa as sundaracetasa; pāpa° of a wicked mind, evil-minded S. I, 70=98; a° without mind S. I, 198; sabba° allhearted, with all one’s mind or heart, in phrase aṭṭhikatvā manasikatvā sabbacetaso samannāharitva ohitasoto (of one paying careful & proper attention) S. I, 112 sq. =189, 220; A. II, 116; III, 163, 402; IV, 167. The editors have often misunderstood the phrase & we frequent find vv. ll. with sabbaṃ cetaso & sabbaṃ cetasā, — appamāṇa° S. IV, 186; avyāpanna° S. V, 74. (Page 271)

2) Cetasa, 1 N. of a tree, perhaps the yellow Myrobalan J. V, 420. (Page 271)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[Sanskrit to German]

Cetasa in German

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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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