Nishcinta, Niścinta: 11 definitions


Nishcinta 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.

The Sanskrit term Niścinta can be transliterated into English as Niscinta or Nishcinta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nishchinta.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nishcinta in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Niścinta (निश्चिन्त) refers to “being free of thought”, according to the Kaulajñānanirṇaya 14.82-84.—Accordingly: “I shall talk about [a practice] higher than [the previous one]. Listen, O you who are venerated by the adepts. [The Yogin] should not contemplate water, fire, wind nor ether; not below, above [nor] in the space between [the two]. My dear, [by doing so, the Yogin] becomes [insentient] like a piece of wood [or] a clod of earth, when the no-mind state of mind arises, O beautiful one. Having made the mind a void in the void, free of thought (niścinta), he becomes one whose condition is unchanging”.

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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

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

niścinta (निश्चिंत).—a (S) Free from anxiety or solicitude.

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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»] — Nishcinta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Niścinta (निश्चिन्त).—mfn.

(-ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) Thoughtless, inconsiderate, void of reflexion. E. nir neg. cintā reflexion.

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

Niścintā (निश्चिन्ता).—adj. 1. free from thought, Mahābhārata 14, 1307. 2. Careless, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 10302.

Niścintā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and cintā (चिन्ता).

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

Niścinta (निश्चिन्त).—[adjective] thoughtless, careless, unconcerned.

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

Niścinta (निश्चिन्त):—[=niś-cinta] [from niś > niḥ] mfn. not thinking, thoughtless, careless, unconcerned, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Niścinta (निश्चिन्त):—[ni-ścinta] (ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) a. Thoughtless.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Niścinta (निश्चिन्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇicciṃta.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nishcinta 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

[«previous next»] — Nishcinta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niściṃta (ನಿಶ್ಚಿಂತ):—[adjective] free from worry, anxiety, apprehension, concern, etc.; calm; tranquil.

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Niściṃta (ನಿಶ್ಚಿಂತ):—

1) [noun] = ನಿಶ್ಚಿಂತೆ [nishcimte].

2) [noun] a calm, quiet, tranquil man.

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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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