Cittabheda, Citta-bheda: 5 definitions


Cittabheda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Chittabheda.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Cittabheda in Shaivism glossary
Source: The Yoga of the Mālinīvijayottaratantra

Cittabheda (चित्तभेद) or Lakṣyabheda refers to the “selection of a suitable path and goal which will confer the desired Perfections and/or liberation” and is dealt with in the Yogapāda section of the Mālinīvijayottara’s, which is concerned with the conquest of the levels of reality (tattvajaya).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Cittabheda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cittabheda (चित्तभेद).—

1) difference of view.

2) inconsistency, inconstancy.

Derivable forms: cittabhedaḥ (चित्तभेदः).

Cittabheda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citta and bheda (भेद).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cittabheda (चित्तभेद).—m.

(-daḥ) Inconsistency, contrariety of purpose or will. E. citta, and bheda difference.

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

Cittabheda (चित्तभेद):—[=citta-bheda] [from citta > cit] m. contrariety of purpose or will, [Mahāvīra-caritra iii, 31.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cittabheda (चित्तभेद):—[citta-bheda] (daḥ) 1. m. Inconsistency.

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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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