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A Śiśta is the one who is well-trained in moral and ethical behavior, as described in the śāstras or scriptures. The code of conduct prescribed for him is Śiṣṭācāra. It comprises the following virtues:
 
A Śiśta is the one who is well-trained in moral and ethical behavior, as described in the śāstras or scriptures. The code of conduct prescribed for him is Śiṣṭācāra. It comprises the following virtues:
 
# Satya - truth
 
# Satya - truth
# Tapas - austerity
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# [[Tapas]] - austerity
# Dāna - giving gifts to the needy
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# [[Dāna]] - giving gifts to the needy
 
# Alobha - absence of greed
 
# Alobha - absence of greed
# Vidyā - learning
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# [[Vidyā]] - learning
 
# Ijyā - performing sacrifices
 
# Ijyā - performing sacrifices
 
# Pujana - worshiping gods and elders
 
# Pujana - worshiping gods and elders
# Dama - self-control
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# [[Dama]] - self-control
  
 
==Virtues as per Dharma==
 
==Virtues as per Dharma==
Other virtues mentioned in the works on dharma are:
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Other virtues mentioned in the works on [[dharma]] are:
 
# Absence of jealousy and egoism
 
# Absence of jealousy and egoism
 
# Freedom from hypocrisy, arrogance, delusion and anger
 
# Freedom from hypocrisy, arrogance, delusion and anger
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==Source of Śiṣṭācāra==
 
==Source of Śiṣṭācāra==
Śiṣṭācāra is also a source of dharma.
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Śiṣṭācāra is also a source of [[dharma]].
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 15:11, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sistas; sistacara, ZiZtas; ZistAcAra, shishtas; shistaacaara


Virtues of Śiśta

A Śiśta is the one who is well-trained in moral and ethical behavior, as described in the śāstras or scriptures. The code of conduct prescribed for him is Śiṣṭācāra. It comprises the following virtues:

  1. Satya - truth
  2. Tapas - austerity
  3. Dāna - giving gifts to the needy
  4. Alobha - absence of greed
  5. Vidyā - learning
  6. Ijyā - performing sacrifices
  7. Pujana - worshiping gods and elders
  8. Dama - self-control

Virtues as per Dharma

Other virtues mentioned in the works on dharma are:

  1. Absence of jealousy and egoism
  2. Freedom from hypocrisy, arrogance, delusion and anger
  3. Acquisition of Vedic wisdom as per the norms set by tradition

Source of Śiṣṭācāra

Śiṣṭācāra is also a source of dharma.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore