Sthitva, Sthitvā: 3 definitions


Sthitva 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)

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

Sthitvā (स्थित्वा) refers to “having settled” (in a beautiful place), according to the South-Indian recension of the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] This is [called] Tāraka [yoga] because it causes the Guru and student to cross over the ocean of existence. It is also called Tāraka because its [practice] depends on the flashing [light] of a star. Having obtained such a guru and having settled (sthitvā) in a beautiful place, he who is free from all worry should practice only Yoga”.

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

Sthitvā (स्थित्वा).—Ind. Having stayed, stood, stopped, been, &c. E. sthā to stay, ktvā aff.

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

Sthitvā (स्थित्वा):—[from sthā] ind. having stood or stayed or stopped or waited etc. (sometimes used alone to express, ‘after some time’; māsaṃ sth, ‘after a month’; ciram api sth, ‘after a long period’ = ‘sooner or later’), [Ṛg-veda]; etc.

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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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