Yatheshta, Yathēṣṭa, Yatheṣṭa, Yatha-ishta: 12 definitions


Yatheshta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Yatheshta in Shaktism glossary
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’”.

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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.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Yatheshta in Mahayana glossary
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. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yatheshta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

yathēṣṭa (यथेष्ट).—ad Plentifully. Wilfully. Lawlessly.

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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

[«previous next»] — Yatheshta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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.

Yatheṣṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yathā and iṣṭa (इष्ट). See also (synonyms): yatheccha, yathepsita.

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

Yatheṣṭa (यथेष्ट).—mfn.

(-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.

[Sanskrit to German]

Yatheshta in German

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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»] — Yatheshta in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Yatheṣṭa (यथेष्ट) [Also spelled yathesht]:—(a) sufficient, enough; adequate; ~[] sufficiency; adequacy.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yatheshta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yathēṣṭa (ಯಥೇಷ್ಟ):—[noun] = ಯಥೇಚ್ಛ [yatheccha]1.

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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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