Upasita, Upāsita: 10 definitions


Upasita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Upāsita (उपासित) refers to “worshipping (the Guru)”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] Just as copper becomes gold from the touch of fixed mercury, [so] the student becomes absorbed in the highest reality from hearing the teachings of the Guru. If [the Yogin] worships (upāsita) the guru fully he will obtain from him the natural [no-mind state] without effort. [So,] he should devote himself at all times to this practice of the self. [...]”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upasita in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

upāsita : (pp. of upāsati) attended or serve.

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

Upāsita, (pp. of upāsati) honoured, served, attended S 1133, cp. Nd2 165; Th. 1, 179. (Page 150)

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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

upāsita (उपासित).—p (S) Worshiped, served, adored, reverenced.

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

Upāsita (उपासित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Served, honoured, worhipped. 2. Serving, paying worship or service. E. upa inferiority, ās to sit or remain, affix kta.

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

1) Upāsita (उपासित):—[from upās] mfn. served, honoured, worshipped etc.

2) [v.s. ...] one who serves or pays worship.

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

Upāsita (उपासित):—[upā+sita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Served.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Upāsita (उपासित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvāsiya.

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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

[«previous next»] — Upasita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Upāsita (उपासित):—(a) a dored, worshipped.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upāsita (ಉಪಾಸಿತ):—[adjective] worshipped; adored.

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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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