Vyavasthiti: 8 definitions


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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Vyavasthiti (व्यवस्थिति) refers to the “abiding (of Śiva in the world)”, according to Somānanda’s Śivadṛṣṭi verse 3.42cd–47.—Accordingly, “[...] But, if you say (in reply) that injunctions involving the rites of passage for fire are explained in the (Śaiva) teachings, (we reply:) what is the goal of the (ritual) action (in question)? It is the action itself. There is no division of its [i.e., the fire’s] nature, here. It is the same for his [i.e., Śiva’s] abiding (vyavasthiti) there [in the world]: that [i.e., the distinguishing of ‘pure’ from ‘impure’ elements in the world, or the distinction of that which is said to be Śiva and that which is said not to be] is conceived of merely as the assignation of names for the purpose of everyday speech/everyday activity”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyavasthiti (व्यवस्थिति).—f.

1) Arrangement, settlement, determination, decision; बाजक्षेत्रे तथैवान्ये तत्रेयं तु व्यवस्थितिः (bājakṣetre tathaivānye tatreyaṃ tu vyavasthitiḥ) Manusmṛti 1.7.

2) A rule, statute, decision.

3) Steadiness, constancy.

4) Firmness, perseverance; साधु धर्मे व्यवस्थानं क्रियतां यदि शक्यते (sādhu dharme vyavasthānaṃ kriyatāṃ yadi śakyate) Rām.7.13.18.

5) A fixed limit; न विद्यते व्यवस्थानं क्रुद्धयोः कृष्णयोः क्वचित् (na vidyate vyavasthānaṃ kruddhayoḥ kṛṣṇayoḥ kvacit) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 8.87.78.

6) Separation.

-naḥ Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: vyavasthitiḥ (व्यवस्थितिः).

See also (synonyms): vyavasthāna.

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Vyavasthiti (व्यवस्थिति).—See व्यवस्थान (vyavasthāna).

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

Vyavasthiti (व्यवस्थिति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Constancy, perseverance. 2. Determining, appointing. 3. Extracting. E. vi and ava before sthā to stay, ktin aff.

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

Vyavasthiti (व्यवस्थिति).—i. e. vi-ava -sthā + ti, f. 1. Constancy, perseverance, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 16, 1. 2. Determining. 3. Rule, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 70. 4. Extracting.

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

Vyavasthiti (व्यवस्थिति).—[feminine] distinctness, particularity, constancy, perseverance in ([locative]), fixedness, decision.

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

1) Vyavasthiti (व्यवस्थिति):—[=vy-avasthiti] [from vy-avasthita > vyava-sthā] f. the being placed apart or kept asunder or distinguished, separation, distinction, difference, [Bhagavad-gītā; Nyāyamālā-vistara; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha] staying, abiding, perseverance in ([instrumental case] or [locative case]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] constancy, steadfastness, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] fixity, fixed rule or statute, decision, determination, [Manu-smṛti; Harivaṃśa] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] extracting (?), [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Vyavasthiti (व्यवस्थिति):—[vyava-sthiti] (tiḥ) 2. f. Continuance; fixing; extracting.

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