Samasana, Samāsana, Samashana: 10 definitions


Samasana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Samaśana (समशन):—Taking an admixture of desirable and undesirable food items.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Samāsana (समासन) refers to an “even seat”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I will teach the practice of that, which produces absorption. Seated comfortably in a solitary place on an even seat (samāsana), having been supported a little from behind, the gaze [held] steady at an arm’s length, the limbs relaxed and free from worry, do the practice. [...]”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Samāsana, (nt.) (saṃ+āsana) sitting together with, company Sn. 977. (Page 686)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samasana (समसन).—

1) Joining together, combination.

2) Compounding, formation of compound words.

3) Contraction.

Derivable forms: samasanam (समसनम्).

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Samāsana (समासन).—Sitting together.

Derivable forms: samāsanam (समासनम्).

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

Samasana (समसन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Contracting, contraction. 2. Combination, conjunction, formation of compound terms. E. sam together, as to throw or direct, aff. lyuṭ .

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Samāsana (समासन).—Ind. Succinctly.

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

Samasana (समसन).—[sam-as + ana], n. 1. Combination. 2. Formation of compound terms. 3. Contraction.

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

1) Samāsana (समासन):—[from sama] a mfn. (for sam-ās See sam-√ās) sitting on even ground, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) Samaśana (समशन):—[=sam-aśana] [from sam-aś] n. eating together, [Kauśika-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] eating promiscuously, [Caraka]

4) [v.s. ...] eating in general, [Pāṇini 6-2, 71 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

5) Samasana (समसन):—[=sam-asana] [from sam-as] n. the act of throwing or putting together, combination, composition, contraction, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] anything gathered or collected, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā [Scholiast or Commentator]]

7) Samāsana (समासन):—[=sam-āsana] [from sam-ās] b n. (for samās See p. 1153, col. 1) sitting down, s° together with (saha), [Mahābhārata]

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

Samasana (समसन):—[sama-sana] (naṃ) 1. n. Contracting; combination.

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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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