Cittavritti, aka: Citta-vritti, Cittavṛtti; 4 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Cittavṛtti can be transliterated into English as Cittavrtti or Cittavritti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Chittavritti.
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cittavṛtti (चित्तवृत्ति).—f (S) The mind; the attention. Ex. ci0 ṭhikāṇīṃ nāhīṃ-phiralī-badalalī-uḍūna gēlī. 2 pl The vagaries, rovings, fancies, soarings of the mind. Ex. ci0 ghaṭakēghaṭakēnta pālaṭatāta.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
cittavṛtti (चित्तवृत्ति).—f The mind; the attention.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.
1) disposition or state of the mind, inclination, feeling; एवमात्माभिप्रायसंभावितेष्टजन- चित्तवृत्तिः प्रार्थयिता विडम्ब्यते (evamātmābhiprāyasaṃbhāviteṣṭajana- cittavṛttiḥ prārthayitā viḍambyate) Ś.2.
2) thinking, imagining.
3) inward purpose, emotion.
4) (in Yoga phil.) inward working of the mind, mental vision; योगश्चित्तवृत्ति- निरोधः (yogaścittavṛtti- nirodhaḥ) Yoga S.
Derivable forms: cittavṛttiḥ (चित्तवृत्तिः).
Cittavṛtti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citta and vṛtti (वृत्ति).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ttiḥ) Inward purpose, feeling, emotion. E. citta and vṛtti being.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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