Udasina, Udāsīna: 16 definitions



Udasina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Udāsīna (उदासीन) refers to the “neutral”, as in, a neutral king, or an indifferent sovereign. It is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti and the Baudhāyana-dharmasūtra.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Udāsīna refers to “the neutral kingdom” and represents one of the twelve categories of the maṇḍala system laid out by Kauṭilya (4th century BCE) and Kāmandaka (7th century A.D.). These twelve cateogires of state can be broadly applied to Gaṇapatideva  (r. 1199-1262 A.D.) and the Kākatīya empire.—The neutral kingdom situated beyond the empire was the Imperial Colas.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Udāsīna (उदासीन) refers to one who is “gloomy in spirit”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.25. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] on hearing these words of Rāma of pious rites, Satī was delighted. She praised him in her heart for his devotion to Śiva. Remembering her own action she was much distressed. She returned to Śiva, pale in face and gloomy in spirit (udāsīna)”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Udāsīna.—cf. udāsina-vāriyam (SITI), a committee which is neutral to both the parties; same as madhyastha or the arbi- tration committee. Note: udāsīna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

udāsīna : (adj.) indifferent; passive.

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

Udāsīna, (adj.) (ud + āsīna, pp. of ās to sit; lit. sit apart, be indifferent) indifferent, passive, neutral DhsA. 129. (Page 134)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

udāsīna (उदासीन).—a (S) One neither friendly nor hostile, a neutral. 2 Regardless, indifferent, wanting desire or aversion concerning: also neutral, impartial, unbiassed. 3 Indifferent, neither commanded nor prohibited--an action. 4 Sad, dejected, dispirited.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

udāsīna (उदासीन).—a A neutral, one neither friend- ly nor hostile, indifferent. Sad.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udāsīna (उदासीन).—pres. p.

1) Indifferent, unconcerned, apathetic, passive; उदासीनवदासीनम् (udāsīnavadāsīnam) Bg.9.9. तद्दर्शिनमुदासीनं त्वामेव पुरुषं विदुः (taddarśinamudāsīnaṃ tvāmeva puruṣaṃ viduḥ) Ku.2.13. (taking no part in the creation of the material universe); see साङ्ख्य (sāṅkhya); Pt.1.

2) (In law) Not involved in any dispute.

3) Neutral, (as a king or nation).

-naḥ 1 A stranger.

2) A neutral, an indifferent person; अरिमित्रोदासीनव्यवस्था (arimitrodāsīnavyavasthā) Mu.5; Ms.7.158; Y.1.345; Bg.6.9.

3) A common acquaintance.

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

Udāsīna (उदासीन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Indifferent, free from affection. (In law,) One [Pagĕ1-a+ 60] not involved in the dispute. m.

(-naḥ) A stranger, a neutral, a common acquaintance, a person neither a friend, nor a foe. E. ud above, āsīna seated.

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

Udāsīna (उदासीन).—[adjective] indifferent, passive, neutral; [adverb] vat.

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

1) Udāsīna (उदासीन):—[=ud-āsīna] [from ud-ās] mfn. ([present tense] p.) sitting apart, indifferent, free from affection

2) [v.s. ...] inert, inactive

3) [v.s. ...] (in law) not involved in a lawsuit, [Mahābhārata; Yājñavalkya; Bhagavad-gītā etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a stranger, neutral

5) [v.s. ...] one who is neither friend nor foe

6) [v.s. ...] a stoic, philosopher, ascetic.

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

Udāsīna (उदासीन):—[udā+sīna] (naḥ) 1. m. A stranger. a. Indifferent, stoical.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Udāsīna (उदासीन):—s. u. 2. ās mit ud .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Udāsīna (उदासीन):——

1) Adj. unbetheiligt , sich gleichgültig verhaltend in Bezug auf (Loc.). —

2) m. — a) ein Gleichgültiger , so v.a. weder Freund noch Feind. Auch in astrol. Sinne. — b) Asket.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Udāsīna (उदासीन) [Also spelled udasin]:—(a) indifferent; disinterested, non-chalant; ~[] indifference; disinterestedness; non-chalance.

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