Madhyasthya, Mādhyasthya: 10 definitions



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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Mādhyasthya (माध्यस्थ्य, “indifference”) refers to “indifference to the disrespectful”, according to chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly:—“[...] after he had thus installed his son in the kingdom, Śatabala himself assumed the sovereignty of tranquillity at the feet of an Ācārya. [... ] With unbroken meditation augmented by the mental attitudes—friendliness, etc. [viz., mādhyasthya], plunged in great joy, he remained always in emancipation, as it were”.

Note: Cf. Tattvārthādhigamasūtra 7.6. Yogaśāstra 4.117.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Madhyasthya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mādhyasthya (माध्यस्थ्य).—n S pop. mādhyasthī & mādhyasthagirī f Management between parties, mediation.

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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

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

Mādhyasthya (माध्यस्थ्य).—

1) Impartiality; निर्माध्यस्थ्याच्च हर्षाच्च बभाषे दुर्वचं वचः (nirmādhyasthyācca harṣācca babhāṣe durvacaṃ vacaḥ) Rām.2.11.11.

2) Indifference. unconcern; अभ्यर्थनाभङ्गभयेन साधुर्माध्यस्थ्यमिष्टेऽप्यवलम्बतेऽर्थे (abhyarthanābhaṅgabhayena sādhurmādhyasthyamiṣṭe'pyavalambate'rthe) Ku.1.52; कैवल्यं माध्यस्थ्यम् (kaivalyaṃ mādhyasthyam) Sāṅ. K.19.

3) Intercession, mediation.

Derivable forms: mādhyasthyam (माध्यस्थ्यम्).

See also (synonyms): mādhyastha.

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

Mādhyasthya (माध्यस्थ्य).—n.

(-sthyaṃ) Mediation, intercession. E. madhyastha and ṣyañ aff.

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

Mādhyasthya (माध्यस्थ्य).—i. e. madhyastha + ya, n. 1. Mediation. 2. Office of an arbiter, Lass 92, 4.

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

Mādhyasthya (माध्यस्थ्य).—[neuter] indifference, neutrality.

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

1) Mādhyasthya (माध्यस्थ्य):—[=mādhya-sthya] [from mādhya] n. ([from] madhya-stha) = [preceding] n., [Dhūrtasamāgama]

2) [v.s. ...] intercession, mediation, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Mādhyasthya (माध्यस्थ्य):—(sthyaṃ) 1. n. Mediation.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mādhyasthya (माध्यस्थ्य):—n. Gleichgültigkeit , Unbetheiligtheit , Neutralität , Unparteilichkeit [Bālarāmāyaṇa 92,17.]

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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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