Sthirata, Sthiratā: 11 definitions


Sthirata 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sthiratā (स्थिरता, “steadiness”) refers to one of the attributes of kapha (one of the three biological humors, or tridoṣa). Sthiratā is characterised by slow initiation of actians and slow manifestation of serious illnesses. Kapha represents the “water element” of the human body and is situated in the śiras (head).

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Sthiratā (स्थिरता):—Stiffness

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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

Sthiratā (स्थिरता) refers to “becoming steady”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [When the gaze] is focused constantly, [it results] in forcibly cutting off the streams of intentional thinking. [Then,] because of the disappearance of its object [of focus], the gaze, while very gradually weakening, [finally] ceases. The more the mind becomes steady (sthiratā) through the constant practice [of focusing the gaze], so does breath, speech, body and gaze. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sthiratā (स्थिरता).—

1) Firmness, steadiness, stability.

2) Firm or vigorous effort, fortitude; उत्पक्ष्मणोर्नयनयोरुपरुद्ध- वृत्तिं बाष्पं कुरु स्थिरतया विरतानुबन्धम् (utpakṣmaṇornayanayoruparuddha- vṛttiṃ bāṣpaṃ kuru sthiratayā viratānubandham) Ś.4.14.

3) Constancy, firmness of mind.

4) Fixity.

5) Fearlessness.

See also (synonyms): sthiratva.

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

Sthiratā (स्थिरता).—f.

(-tā) 1. Stability, firmness. 2. Moral firmness, fortitude. 3. Fearlessness. E. sthira with sthira with tal added; also with tva, sthiratvaṃ .

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

Sthiratā (स्थिरता).—[sthira + tā], f. 1. Firmness, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 90; stability; sthiratāṃ nī, To secure, [Pañcatantra] 97, 14. 2. Moral firmness. 3. Fortitude.

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

Sthiratā (स्थिरता).—[feminine] tva [neuter] hardness, firmness, stability, constancy.

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

1) Sthiratā (स्थिरता):—[=sthira-tā] [from sthira > sthā] f. hardness, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] stability, steadfastness, permanence, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] moral firmness, constancy, tranquillity (tām upa-√i, ‘to recover composure of mind’), [Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā etc.]

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

Sthiratā (स्थिरता):—(tā) 1. f. Stability, fortitude.

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Sthirata 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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