Vashitva, Vasitvā, Vaśitva, Vasitva: 6 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Vaśitva can be transliterated into English as Vasitva or Vashitva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Vaśitva (वशित्व) refers to the “power of control”, representing the achievements of the north-western petal of the Aṣṭadala (mystical diagram of the lotus of eight petals), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.11, while explaining the mode of worshipping Śiva:—“[...] the Liṅga shall be purified and installed with various mantras beginning with Praṇava and ending with Namaḥ (obeisance). The pedestal in the form of Svastika or lotus shall be assigned with Praṇava. In the eight petals, in the eight quarters, the eight achievements are identified [viz., the north-western is Vaśitva (power of control)]”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vaśitva (वशित्व).—One of the eight attributes of yoga; controls all creatures; whatever he desires results.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 13. 4, 16.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds
Vaśitva (वशित्व) refers to “domination” and represents one of the eleven types of extraordinary form-changing (vikriyā), which itself is a subclass of the eight ṛddhis (extraordinary powers). These powers can be obtained by the Ārya (civilized people) in order to produce worldly miracles. The Āryas represent one of the two classes of human beings according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.46, the other being Mleccha (barbarians).
What is meant by extraordinary power to domination (vaśitva-riddhi)? It is the extraordinary power by which one dominates over human and subhuman beings.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
vasitvā : (abs. of vasati) having lived; having abided; having dwelt; having stayed.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Subjection, control.
2) Bewitching, fascinating.
3) The supernatural or magical power of subduing others to one's own will (one of the aṣṭasiddhis).
Derivable forms: vaśitvam (वशित्वम्).
See also (synonyms): vaśitā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vasitvā (वसित्वा).—Ind. Having put on, (as clothes,) wearing. E. vas to wear, ktvā aff.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 11.122 < [Section XII - Expiation for the Immoral Religious Student (avakīrṇa)]
Verse 4.116 < [Section XIII - Days unfit for Study]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
I. The pratisaṃvids according to the Abhidharma < [Part 3 - The four unhindered knowledges]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 2 - Greatness of the Immovable Liṅga of Śaṅkara < [Section 3a - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Pūrvārdha)]
Chapter 55 - The Characteristics of Yoga < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 11 - The mode of worshipping Śiva < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 13 - The mode of worshipping Śiva < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)