Samtushti, Saṃtuṣṭi, Santushti, Santuṣṭi: 8 definitions


Samtushti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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 terms Saṃtuṣṭi and Santuṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Samtusti or Samtushti or Santusti or Santushti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samtushti in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃtuṣṭi (संतुष्टि) refers to “propitiation (of Śiva)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.39 (“The gods arrive at Kailāsa”).—Accordingly: as the Sages performed the safety rites for Śiva: “[...] Then the lord of all started from the excellent mountain Kailāsa keeping the Brahmins and the gods ahead. Outside the mountain Kailāsa, Śiva stopped for a while along with the gods and Brahmins receiving different ovations. Then a great jovial festival was celebrated by the gods and others in order to propitiate (saṃtuṣṭi-artha) Śiva. Songs were sung. Instruments were played. Dances were held”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Samtushti in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Saṃtuṣṭi (संतुष्टि) or Saṃtuṣṭa refers to “satsifaction” and represents one of the ten dharmas in the fourth bhūmi, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XX (2nd series).—Accordingly, “the Bodhisattva who always accumulates the qualities (guṇa) without ever getting tired is “satisfied” (saṃtuṣṭa) when he has attained supreme enlightenment (anuttarā bodhi), for there is no dharma superior to it”—“As for satisfaction (saṃtuṣṭi) in regard to food (piṇḍapāta), clothing (vīvara), beds (śayana), seats (āsana), etc., it is a cause and condition of good dharmas, but, as it does not consider it to be important, the sūtra does not speak of it here”.

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Saṃtuṣṭi (संतुष्टि) refers to “being satisfied (with little learning-dharma)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Thus he becomes one who subjugates the works of Māra (mārakarman). What then is the subjugation of the works of Māra? That by means of which none of Māra can find a weak point in the Bodhisattva. [...] (27) having a lazy mind thinking that whatever is done by living beings is sufficient is the work of Māra; (28) living in pride with no respect, slanderous speech, having falsehood and fraud, taking pleasure in fabrications, dishonesty, harsh and unpleasant [speech], not criticizing sins, pulling out the root of dharmas, being satisfied with little learning-dharma (alpa-śruta-mātra-saṃtuṣṭi), desire for the non-dharma, not blocking obstructions, interruptions, the uprising [of depravities] are the works of Māra; [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Saṃtuṣṭi (संतुष्टि).—f. Complete satisfaction.

Derivable forms: saṃtuṣṭiḥ (संतुष्टिः).

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

Saṃtuṣṭi (संतुष्टि).—[feminine] contentment, satisfaction.

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

Saṃtuṣṭi (संतुष्टि):—[=saṃ-tuṣṭi] [from saṃ-tuṣṭa > saṃ-tuṣ] f. complete satisfaction, contentment with ([instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Samtushti 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»] — Samtushti in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃtuṣṭi (ಸಂತುಷ್ಟಿ):—

1) [noun] great joy or pleasure; delight.

2) [noun] complete satisfaction.

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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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