Vasita, aka: Vāsita, Vaśitā, Vaśita, Vasitā, Vashita, Vāśita, Vāśitā, Vāsitā; 10 Definition(s)


Vasita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Vaśitā and Vaśita and Vāśita and Vāśitā can be transliterated into English as Vasita or Vashita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[Vasita in Yoga glossaries]

Vaśita (वशित) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “ability to completely subjugate and control others”, as described in the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali.

(Source): Wisdom Library: 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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Vastushastra (architecture)

[Vasita in Vastushastra glossaries]

Vasita (वसित) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Mānasāra XIX.108-12, which is a populair treatise on Vāstuśāstra literature.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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[Vasita in Purana glossaries]

Vaśita (वशित).—A Siddhi devī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 4; 44. 140.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[Vasita in Natyashastra glossaries]

Vāsita (वासित) is another name (synonym) of bhāva, referring to “psychological states” (eg. permanent, involuntary, transitory), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 7.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Vasita in Buddhism glossaries]

Vaśitā (वशिता) or Daśavaśitā refers to the “ten masteries of the Bodhisattvas” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 74):

  1. āyur-vaśitā (mastery of life),
  2. citta-vaśitā (mastery of mind),
  3. pariṣkāra-vaśitā (mastery of discipline),
  4. dharma-vaśita (mastery of dharma),
  5. ṛddhi-vaśitā (mastery of spiritual power),
  6. janma-vaśitā (mastery of birth),
  7. adhimukti-vaśitā (mastery of resolution),
  8. praṇidhāna-vaśitā (mastery of aspiration),
  9. karma-vaśitā (mastery of deeds),
  10. jñāna-vaśitā (mastery of knowledge).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., vaśitā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Vasita in Pali glossaries]

vasitā : (f.) mastery; cleverness. || vāsita (pp. of vāseti), establised; made dwell; perfumed.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vasita, (pp. of vasati2) dwelled, lived, spent Mhvs 20, 14. (Page 605)

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Vāsita, (fr. vāseti2) 1. scented J. I, 65; II, 235 (su°); III, 299; V, 89; Vism. 345.—2. (preferably fr. vāseti1=vasati2) established, made to be or live, preserved Mhvs 8, 2. So also in phrase vāsita-vāsana (adj.) or vāsana-vāsita one who is impressed with (or has retained) a former impression Sn. 1009 (pubba°, =vāsanāya vāsita-citta SnA 583); Miln. 263 (id.); Vism. 185 (+bhāvita-bhāvana). If taken as vāseti2, then to be trsld as “scented, filled, permeated, ” but preferably as vāseti1.—Cp. pari°. (Page 610)

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

[Vasita in Marathi glossaries]

vaśitā (वशिता).—f S vaśitva n S One of the eight attributes of Shiva; supposed to be attainable through the performance of mystical rites; viz. Holding in subjection or command by magical means.

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vāsita (वासित).—p S Perfumed or scented. 2 Clothed.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vāsita (वासित).—p Perfumed or scented. Clothed.

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

[Vasita in Sanskrit glossaries]

Vaśitā (वशिता).—

1) Subjection, control.

2) Bewitching, fascinating.

3) The supernatural or magical power of subduing others to one's own will (one of the aṣṭasiddhis).

4) Self-command.

See also (synonyms): vaśitva.

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Vasita (वसित).—p. p.

1) Worn, put on.

2) Dwelling.

3) Stored (as grain).

-tam Abode, residence.

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Vāśita (वाशित).—

1) The cry of birds; दुर्भक्षस्य ज्वालिना वाशितेन (durbhakṣasya jvālinā vāśitena) Śi.18.76.

2) Calling out, calling.

Derivable forms: vāśitam (वाशितम्).

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Vāśitā (वाशिता).—

1) A female elephant; अभ्यपद्यत स वाशितासखः पुष्पिताः कमलिनीरिव द्विपः (abhyapadyata sa vāśitāsakhaḥ puṣpitāḥ kamalinīriva dvipaḥ) R.19.11; वाशितायूथ- सहितः करीव हिमवत्तटम् (vāśitāyūtha- sahitaḥ karīva himavattaṭam) Bu.Ch.4.27; शुष्मिणो यूथपस्येव वासिता- मनु धावतः (śuṣmiṇo yūthapasyeva vāsitā- manu dhāvataḥ) Bhāg.8.12.32.

2) A woman; वासितासंगमे यत्तौ सिंहाविव महावने (vāsitāsaṃgame yattau siṃhāviva mahāvane) Mb.6.116.2.

3) A wife; यो भर्ता वासितातुष्टो भर्तुस्तुष्टा च वासिता (yo bhartā vāsitātuṣṭo bhartustuṣṭā ca vāsitā) Mb.13.122.17.

See also (synonyms): vāsitā.

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Vāsita (वासित).—p. p. [vās-kta]

1) Perfumed, scented; चन्दनवासिता दिक् (candanavāsitā dik) N.8.77.

2) Steeped, infused.

3) Seasoned, spiced.

4) Dressed, clothed.

5) Peopled, populous.

5) Possessing, having.

7) Famous, celebrated.

8) Purified, edified; इत्युदीर्य स हरिं प्रति संप्रज्ञातवासिततमः समपादि (ityudīrya sa hariṃ prati saṃprajñātavāsitatamaḥ samapādi) N. 21.119.

-tam 1 The cry or hum of birds.

2) Knowledge; cf. वासना (vāsanā) (2).

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Vāsitā (वासिता).—See वाशिता (vāśitā).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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