Yatheshta, Yathēṣṭa, Yatheṣṭa, Yatha-ishta: 12 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Yathēṣṭa and Yatheṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Yathesta or Yatheshta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Yathesht.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Yatheṣṭa (यथेष्ट) refers to “(acting) as one desires”, according to the Kularatnoddyota verse 2.21-27.—Accordingly, “[...] O Bhairavī, once the lord had made the three vessels in this sequence, he worshipped the Wheel by acting (freely) as he desired (yatheṣṭa-ceṣṭā). Seeing the Lord of the Wheel within the Wheel intent on worship, the Supreme goddess, her mind full of humility, asked (him): ‘O god and lord, what is worshipped in the great union that arouses great wonder with (all this) great heap of sacrificial substances and the divine wheels that generate great bliss? Śrīnātha, if you do (indeed) bestow boons tell (me this) by (your) grace’”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Yatheṣṭa (यथेष्ट) refers to “at will”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 3.—Accordingly, “The four immeasurable feelings (apramāṇa-citta) are loving-kindness (maitrī), compassion (karuṇā), joy (muditā) and equanimity (upekṣā). [...] To those who cannot obtain mastery over objects so as to see objects at will (yatheṣṭa), one should speak about the eight masteries. To those who take blocked paths and do not succeed in freeing the obstacles, one should speak of the eight liberations. [...]”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
yathēṣṭa (यथेष्ट).—ad Plentifully. Wilfully. Lawlessly.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Yatheṣṭa (यथेष्ट).—a. according to wish or desire, agreeably to one's desire, as much as desired, as desired or wished for.
-ccham, -ṣṭam, -tam ind.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) Wished, desired Adv. n. or ind.
(-ṣṭaṃ) According to will or inclination.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yatheṣṭa (यथेष्ट).—[adjective] & [neuter] [adverb] = yatheccha.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Yatheṣṭa (यथेष्ट):—[from yathā > ya-tama] mfn. agreeable to wish, desired, agreeable (-tva n.), [Manu-smṛti; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] [in the beginning of a compound] acc° to wish or inclination, at pleasure, agreeably ([Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara])Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yatheṣṭa (यथेष्ट):—[yathe-ṣṭa] (ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) a. As wished.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Yatheṣṭa (यथेष्ट) [Also spelled yathesht]:—(a) sufficient, enough; adequate; ~[tā] sufficiency; adequacy.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Yathēṣṭa (ಯಥೇಷ್ಟ):—[noun] = ಯಥೇಚ್ಛ [yatheccha]1.
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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