Cinta, aka: Cintā; 9 Definition(s)
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Alternative spellings of this word include Chinta.
Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
1) Cintā (चिन्ता, “anxienty”).—One of the thirty-three vyabhicāribhāva (transitory states), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 7. These ‘transitory states’ accompany the ‘permanent state’ in co-operation. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature. (Also see the Daśarūpa 4.8-9)
2) Cintā (चिन्ता, “anxienty”) refers to the second of the ten stages of love (kāma) arising in a woman (strī) and men (puṃs) alike, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24.(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
1) Cinta (चिन्त, “anxiety”) is caused by determinants (vibhāva) such as loss of wealth, theft of a favourite object, poverty and the like. It is to be represented on the stage by [deep] breathing, sighing, agony, meditation, thinking with a downcast face, thinness of the body and the like.
2) Cinta (चिन्त).—One of the ten stages of love (kāma);—Anxiety (cintā) should be indicated by speaking to the female Messenger (dūtī) words such as ‘By what means and in what manner will there be an Union with (lit. obtaining of) the beloved?’ In the second stage of love one should look with half-closed eyes and handle the Valaya (bangles), the Raśanā, and touch the Nīvi, the navel and the thighs.(Source): archive.org: Natya Shastra
Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (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 (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).
Cintā (चिन्ता).—Came out when Brahmā was in contemplation.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 54.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
F (Reflection, analysis).(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
cintā : (f.) thinking; thought; consideration.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Cintā, (to cit, cinteti) “the act of thinking” (cp. citti), thought S.I, 57; Pug.25; Dhs.16, 20, 292; Sdhp.165, 216.—loka° thinking over the world, philosophy S.V, 447; A.II, 80.
—kavi “thought-poetry, ” i.e. original poetry (see kavi) A.II, 230; —maṇi the jewel of thought, the true philosopher’s stone VvA.32; N. of a science J.III, 504; —maya consisting of pure thought, metaphysical D.III, 219; J.IV, 270; Vbh.324; Nett 8, 50, 60 (°mayin, of paññā); Vism.439 (id.). (Page 268)
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Cintā (चिन्ता, “reasoning”).—What is the meaning of reasoning or induction/ discursive thought (cintā)? Cintā is inductive reasoning. It is also known as the cognition /knowledge of the universal relationship (vyāpti) between the object of knowledge (sādhya) and the directly cognized object (sādhana). It is also refered as logic /tarka. What is the function of induction / discursive thought? To enable cognition like, ‘wherever there is smoke, there is fire’.(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
cintā (चिंता).—f (S) Care, concern, anxiety, solicitude. 2 S Thinking, considering, pondering &c. See cintana. cintā vāhaṇēṃ g. of o. To take thought of or about; to care for. cintā nāhīṃ It is of no importance; it does not matter.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
cintā (चिंता).—f Care, anxiety; thinking. cintā nāhīṃ It does not matter. cintā vāhaṇēṃ To care for.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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Cintā, (to cit, cinteti) “the act of thinking” (cp. citti), thought S.I, 57; Pug.25; Dhs.16, ...
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'Wisdom (or knowledge) based on thinking', s. paññā.
Cintapura (चिन्तपुर).—Kanteru Plates of Skandavannan refer to the city of Cintapura. It was sit...
kama (कम).—a Less, wanting, short of.--- OR --- kāma (काम).—n An action. A work. Use. Need of. ...
Loka (लोक).—With the ordinary physical eyes, men are able to see everything belonging to the ph...
Sūta (सूत).—The Sūtas preserved the genealogies of Gods, sages, and glorious monarchs as w...
pannā (पन्ना).—m (pannaga S) An emerald.
śira (शिर).—n The head. The top of a tree. The van of an army. śira surī tujhyā hātī (My, &c.) ...
maṇi (मणि).—m (S) A gem, bead &c. See maṇī.--- OR --- maṇī (मणी).—m (S) A gem, jewel, bead, or ...
vyabhicāribhāva (व्यभिचारिभाव).—m S An order of properties into which are classed the consequen...
Cita, (pp. of cināti) heaped; lined or faced with (cp. citaka2) pokkharaṇiyo iṭṭhakāhi citā D....
kavi (कवि).—m A poet.
ciṭī (चिटी) [-ṭhī-ṭhṭhī, -ठी-ठ्ठी].—f A note. A bill of exchange. ciṭī utaraṇēṃ To get a writ t...
Kavi, (Vedic kavi) a poet S. I, 38; II, 267; Dāvs. I, 10; four classes enumd at A. II, 230 &...
pakkā (पक्का).—a Mature or ripe. Cooked. Ready. Baked. Durable. Perfect. Adept.--- OR --- pakka...
Search found 17 books and stories containing Cinta or Cintā. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.136 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 4.4.6 < [Part 4 - Compassion (karuṇa-rasa)]
Verse 3.4.64 < [Part 4 - Parenthood (vātsalya-rasa)]
Śrī Kṛṣṇa-vijaya (by Śrī Gunaraja Khan)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.62 < [Chapter 2 - Divya: In Heaven]
Verse 2.3.99 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana: Worship]
Verse 2.2.152 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Section C - Third method: practicing the five dharmas < [Part 2 - Means of acquiring meditation]
I. Lists of auxiliaries (bodhipākṣika or bodhipakkhiya) < [Note on the Thirty-seven Auxiliaries to Enlightenment]
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