Samadhana, aka: Samādhāna; 10 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Samādhāna (समाधान, “settling”) refers to the ‘determination’ of the purpose or germ of the plot. Samādhāna represents one of the twelve mukhasandhi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. Mukhasandhi refers to the “segments (sandhi) of the opening part (mukha)” and represents one of the five segments of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic composition (nāṭaka).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Samādhāna (समाधान).—One of the twelve elements of the ‘introduction segment’ (mukhasandhi);—(Description:) Settling (samādhāna) is summing up the purpose of the Seed (bīja).

Source: Natya Shastra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Samādhāna (समाधान).—(or समाधि (samādhi)) reply to remove the objection; conclusion.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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samādhāna : (nt.) putting together; concentration.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Samādhāna, (nt.) (saṃ+ā+dhā) putting together, fixing; concentration Vism. 84 (=sammā ādhānaṃ ṭhapanaṃ) in definition of samādhi as “samādhān’aṭṭhena. ” (Page 685)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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samādhāna (समाधान).—n (S) Contentment, satisfaction, pleased quiescence of mind. 2 Rest, relief, ease, the feeling consequent on the removal or cessation of pain, anxiety, or affliction. 3 In logic or argumentation. Removal of an objection; satisfaction of a difficulty started by the opponent. 4 According to the Vedant. Restraining of the mind from external objects and fixing of it stedfastly in contemplation.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samādhāna (समाधान).—n Contentment; rest, ease.

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

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Samādhāna (समाधान).—1 Putting together, uniting.

2) Fixing the mind in abstract contemplation on the true nature of spirit; विभ्रत्यात्मसमाधानतपःस्वाध्यायसंयमैः (vibhratyātmasamādhānatapaḥsvādhyāyasaṃyamaiḥ) Bhāg.12.11.24.

3) Profound or abstract meditation, deep contemplation.

4) Intentness.

5) Steadiness, composure, peace (as of mind), satisfaction; चित्तस्य समाधानम् (cittasya samādhānam); समाधानं बुद्धेः (samādhānaṃ buddheḥ) G. L.18.

6) Clearing up a doubt, replying to the Pūrvapakṣa; answering an objection.

7) Agreeing, promising.

8) (In drama) A leading incident which unexpectdly gives rise to the whole plot.

9) Justification of a statement, proof.

1) Reconciliation.

11) Eagerness.

Derivable forms: samādhānam (समाधानम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samādhāna (समाधान).—nt., (1) acc. to Tibetan lan gdab pa, making answer, reply: Mvy 4448; probably in sense of refutation of an opponent's argument by way of establishing one's own view (compare BR s.v. 5); in a section dealing with terms of logic and disputation, after parihāra = Tibetan lan; (2) as in Sanskrit (misunderstood by Burnouf and Kern), composing or concentrating the mind or attention: sarvadharma-(here one ms., supported by Tibetan, inserts sarva sec. m. margin- ally, Kern SBE 21.250 n. 4)-sattva-°na-samādhi-sahasraika- kṣaṇapratilābhinī SP 263.5, in one moment she attained a thousand samādhis of concentration on all dharmas and (all) creatures; so Tibetan chos thams cad daṅ sems can thams cad la mñam par bzhag paḥi (compare mñam par ḥjog go = samādhīyate Mvy 1589) tiṅ ṅe ḥdzin etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Samādhāna (समाधान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Religious meditation, restraining the mind from external objects, and fixing it in profound absorption. 2. Promising, declaring. 3. (In the drama,) The leading incident, that which gives rise sometimes unexpectedly to the whole plot. E. sam intensitive, āṅ before dhā to have or hold, aff. lyuṭḥ see the last.

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