Samasthita, Samāsthita, Sama-sthita: 3 definitions


Samasthita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Samasthita (समस्थित) refers to an “equal duration” [?], according to the Mokṣopāya (verse 5.54.4-5, 9 and 16).—Accordingly, “[...] Now, when there was occasion (avasara) [to articulate] the next part of Om for the same duration (samasthita) [praṇavasya samasthitau], [that] method of [controlling] the vital airs was named the motionless [retention, i.e.,] Kumbhaka... Then, when there was occasion [to articulate] the third [part] of Om, which bestows peace, [that] method [of controlling] the vital airs was named Pūraka because [it] fills [the body with the vitals airs]”.

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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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[«previous next»] — Samasthita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samāsthita (समास्थित).—[adjective] standing or sitting upon ([accusative], [locative], or —°); remaining in ([locative]); having incurred or got to (—°).

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

1) Samāsthita (समास्थित):—[=sam-āsthita] [from samā-sthā] mfn. standing or sitting upon ([accusative], [locative case], or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] persevering in ([locative case]), [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] one who has entered upon or submitted to (as slavery etc.), [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] one who has had recourse to, engaged in, occupied with, intent upon ([accusative]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

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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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