Citsukha: 9 definitions


Citsukha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Chitsukha.

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: Hindupedia: Later Advaitins

Citsukha, c. 12th century CE, was a disciple of Jñānottama. He was a master of destructive dialectic in the mould of Śrīharṣa, as exhibited in his magnum opus, the Tattvapradīpikā (popularly known as the Citsukhī). He also wrote commentaries on the Khaṇḍana-khaṇḍa-khādya, the Brahmasiddhi and the Naiṣkarmyasiddhi.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Citsukha (चित्सुख) refers to the “joy of pure consciousness”, according to the Haṭhapradīpikā verse 4.38.—Accordingly: “Because of Śāmbhavī and Khecarī Mudrās’ different positions [of the gaze] and places [of the meditative focus in the body], the bliss of absorption of mind arises in the void [which is] the [transcendent] joy of [pure] consciousness (citsukha-rūpiṇī)”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

citsukha (चित्सुख).—n S The pleasure or bliss consisting in Understanding: also attrib. of whom Intellect or Intelligence is the delight. Also citsukhagēha (House or seat of citsukha) The dwelling place of that happiness which consists in Mind or intellectuality. Epithets of God.

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

citsukha (चित्सुख).—n The bliss consisting in under- standing.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Citsukha (चित्सुख) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—pupil of Gauḍeśvarācārya, guru of Sukhaprakāśa Muni:
—[commentary] on the Nyāyamakaranda of Ānandabodha. Pratyaktattvadīpikā or Tattvadīpikā or Citsukhī. He quotes Udayana, Uddyotakara, Kumārila, Padmapāda, Vallabha (Līlāvatī), Vācaspati, Śālikanātha, Sureśvara, and the author of the Mānamanohara. Brahmastuti. Quoted by Rāmānanda on Kāśīkhaṇḍa 1, 2. Viṣṇupurāṇaṭīkā. P. 23. Used by Śrīdhara Oxf. 63^a. Ṣaḍdarśanasaṃgrahavṛtti. NW. 270.

2) Citsukha (चित्सुख):—Vedāntasiddhāntakārikāmañjarī.

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

Citsukha (चित्सुख):—[=cit-sukha] m. Name of a scholiast on [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (pupil of Śaṃkarācārya, [Saṃkṣepa-śaṃkara-vijaya iii])

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Citsukha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Citsukha (ಚಿತ್ಸುಖ):—[noun] spiritual joy ( achieved when pure self-consciousness is realised); the absolute bliss.

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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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