Abhinivesa, Abhinivesha: 22 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Abhinivesh.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश):—Desire, Found of

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश) refers to “attachment”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 31).—Accordingly, “‘There are two kinds of happiness (sukha): impure (sāsrava) happiness and pure (anāsrava) happiness’. Impure happiness is lowly, vile, perverse and bad; pure happiness is excellent. [...] Pure happiness being excellent, wisdom (prajñā) abounds there and, as wisdom is abundant there, it can eliminate attachment (abhiniveśa). In the impure happiness, it is the fetters (saṃyojana), thirst (tṛṣṇā), etc., that abound, and thirst is the root of attachment (abhiniveśamūla). The true wisdom (bhūtaprajñā) [inherent in pure happiness] is able to eliminate attachment. That is why it is not attached to [the pure happiness]”.

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश) refers to an “object”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Then a voice resounded from open space, saying: ‘The Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja has praised in verses the complete unsurpassable awakening which has been fully accomplished by the Buddhas in uncountable hundreds, thousands, millions, billions of ages. However, these Bodhisattvas cannot see this [awakening] as object even in their dreams because of their attachment (abhiniveśa). Having heard this guiding principle of the dharma in verses, attained it and believe it, whoever will gradually attain the lion’s roar like that of Bodhisattva Gaganagañja’.”

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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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Buddhist philosophy

Source: Google Books: The Treasury of Knowledge: Book six, parts one and two (philosophy)

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश) or Abhiniveśavikalpa refers to “imaginations that manifestly cling to negative views”, and represents a further explanation of the ten aspects of distracting false imagination (daśa-vikṣepa-vikalpa), according to Khewang Yeshe Gyatso, Exegetical Memorandum chapter 5 (Cf. Mahāyānasūtrālaṃkārakārikā, chapter 11). These [e.g., Abhiniveśa] are related to the imaginary nature (parikalpita). These ten are enumerated as aspects of false imagination which may be imputed in all sorts of contexts, and it is on this basis that the process of reification actually comes to partake of the imaginary nature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abhinivesa : (m.) inclination; tendency.

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

Abhinivesa, (abhi + nivesa, see nivesa2 & cp. nivesana) “settling in”, i. e. wishing for, tendency towards (-°), inclination, adherence; as adj. liking, loving, being given or inclined to D.III, 230; M.I, 136, 251; S.II, 17; III, 10, 13, 135, 161, 186 (saṃyojana° IV.50; A.III, 363 (paṭhavī°, adj.); Nd2 227 (gāha parāmasa +); Pug.22; Vbh.145; Dhs.381, 1003, 1099; Nett 28; PvA.252 (micchā°), 267 (taṇhā°); Sdhp.71. — Often combd. with adhiṭṭhāna e. g. S.II, 17; Nd2 176, and in phrase idaṃ- saccâbhinivesa adherence to one’s dogmas, as one of the 4 Ties: see kāyagantha and cp. Cpd. 171 n.5. (Page 66)

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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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhinivēśa (अभिनिवेश).—m S Intentness or earnestness of application unto; determination or determined endeavor (to accomplish an object); tenacity, persistency, positiveness of purpose. v ghara. 2 Proficiency, conversancy, advancement into, insight. 3 Spontaneous or instinctive apprehension; deep and abiding conception or feeling; impression.

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

abhinivēśa (अभिनिवेश).—m Intentness, attachment. Ear- nestness of application, determined endeavour. Resolution, determina- tion of purpose, tenacity, persistency. v. dharaṇēṃ. Obstinacy, perverseness.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश).—(a)

1) Devotion, attachment, intentness, being occupied with, adherence to close application, with loc. or in comp,; कतमस्मिंस्ते भावाभिनिवेशः (katamasmiṃste bhāvābhiniveśaḥ) V.3; अहो निरर्थकव्यापारेष्वभिनिवेशः (aho nirarthakavyāpāreṣvabhiniveśaḥ) K.12.146, Daśakumāracarita 81; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 7. (b) Firm attachment, love, fondness, affection; बलीयान् खलु मेऽभिनिवेशः (balīyān khalu me'bhiniveśaḥ) Ś.3; अनुरूपोऽस्या °शः (anurūpo'syā °śaḥ) ibid., V.2; असत्यभूते वस्तुन्यभिनिवेशः (asatyabhūte vastunyabhiniveśaḥ) Mit.

2) Earnest desire, ardent longing or expectation; wish, desire; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5.27.

3) Resolution, determined resolve, determination of purpose, firmness of resolve, perseverance; जनकात्मजायां नितान्तरूक्षाभिनिवेशमीशम् (janakātmajāyāṃ nitāntarūkṣābhiniveśamīśam) R.14.43; अनुरूप° शतोषिणा (anurūpa° śatoṣiṇā) Kumārasambhava 5.7; Śiśupālavadha 3.1. (b) Idea, thought; Manusmṛti 12.5; Y.3.155.

4) (In Yoga Phil.) A sort of ignorance causing fear of death; instinctive clinging to worldly life and bodily enjoyments and the fear that one might be cut off from all of them by death; अविद्या- स्मितारागद्वेषाभिनिवेशाः पञ्चक्लेशाः (avidyā- smitārāgadveṣābhiniveśāḥ pañcakleśāḥ) Yoga S.; cf. also Sāṅkhya K.15 and Malli. on Śiśupālavadha 4.55.

5) Pride; भयं द्वितीया- भिनिवेशतः स्यात् (bhayaṃ dvitīyā- bhiniveśataḥ syāt) Bhāgavata 11.2.37.

Derivable forms: abhiniveśaḥ (अभिनिवेशः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश).—(m.; to abhiniviśati, q.v.; in Sanskrit strong attachment; in Pali and [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] usually to something evil; Pali abhinivesa also false opinion, superstition, Critical Pali Dictionary), [Page053-b+ 71] (1) as in Pali abhinivesa, sometimes false belief, insistence on an erroneous opinion, as in Śikṣāsamuccaya 198.21 ātmābhi° the heretical belief that there is a self; this meaning may be found in some of the following, which however can be inter- preted as evil propensity, adherence to something bad: Bodhisattvabhūmi 339.17; 340.21 (see iñjita); Gaṇḍavyūha 188.23; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 174.12 (see āya, dṛṣta 2); Śikṣāsamuccaya 180.16; Divyāvadāna 210.5; 314.21; (2) dia- meter, either length (horizontally) or width, contrasted with uccatva or udvedha, height: Mahāvastu i.61.2 (yojanaṃ °śena); 196.18; iii.229.14; 232.11 (catvāri yojanāni °śaṃ; acc. sg. adv.).

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

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. Intentness, application, perseverance, determination to effect a purpose, or attain an object. 2. Tanacity. 3. Study. 4. Ignorant fear causing death. E. abhi and ni before viśa to enter, ghañ aff.

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

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश).—i. e. abhi-ni -viś + a, m. 1. Inclination, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 35, 13. 2. Adhering, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 5. 3. Tenacity. 4. Determined resolution. samupajātābhiniveśam, i. e. sam-upa-jāta-abhiniveśa + m, adv. After having taken a determined resolution, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 67, 14.

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

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश).—[masculine] inclination, attachment to ([locative] or —°); intentness, resolution, tenacity.

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

1) Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश):—[=abhi-niveśa] [from abhini-viś] m. application, intentness, study, affection, devotion (with [locative case] or ifc.)

2) [v.s. ...] determination (to effect a purpose or attain an object), tenacity, adherence to ([locative case]), [Kumāra-sambhava v, 7, etc.]

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

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-śaḥ) 1) Application of thought, lean-ing towards, attachment; e. g. Yājnav.: evaṃvṛttovinītātmā vitathābhiniveśavān (Mit.: vitaº = asatkāryābhiniveśavān; comp. abhiniveśin); or Manu: paradravyeṣvabhidhyānaṃ manasāniṣṭacintanam . vitathābhiniveśaśca trividhaṃ karma mānasam (Kullūka: vitaº nāsti paralokaḥ . deha evātmeti; Medhātithi: pūrvapakṣasya siddhāntatvena grahaṇam, i. e. adhering to false doctrines); or Śakunt.: baliaṃkkhu me ahiṇiveso (i. e. balīyāṃkhalu mebhiniveśaḥ); comm. ahiº = abhilāṣaḥ, i. e. my attachment is indeed very strong; or Kāśikā: kalyāṇe bhiniveśaḥ, or pāpebhiniveśaḥ.

2) Intentness, determination of purpose, determined resolution, tenacity; e. g. Kumārasambh.: athānurūpābhiniveśatoṣiṇā kṛtābhyujñā guruṇā garīyasā…jagāma gaurī śikharaṃ śikhaṇḍivat (quoted also by Vyāḍi on Hemach. 6. 136. or v. 1500.; Mallin.: abhiº = āgraha); or Śisupālab.: apetayuddhābhiniveśasaumyo harirhariprasthamatha pratasthe (Mallin.: = apeto yuddhebhiniveśa āgraho yasya sa śāntakrodha ityarthaḥ); or Raghuv.: …janakātmajāyāṃ nitāntarūkṣābhiniveśamīśam . na kaścana bhrātṛṣu teṣu śakto niṣeddhumāsīt; or Prabodhach.: tato devyā (scil. viṣṇubhaktyā) samupajātābhiniveśamuktam (comm.: = utpannaḥ…abhimāno yatra yasyāṃ kriyāyāṃ yathā syāttathā, i. e. after having taking a proper resolution).

3) (In the Yoga philosophy.) The instinctive (but unjustifiable) clinging to life and bodily enjoyment, (‘which is alike in the unthinking worm as in the wise man’); it is one of the five kleśāḥ (Yoga Sūtra: avidyāsmitārāgadveṣābhiniveśāḥ pañca kleśāḥ) or afflictions of mind which impede the apprehension of true knowledge; comp. viparyaya. (Yoga Sūtra: svarasavāhī viduṣopi tathā rūḍhov. l. but apparently less correct: viduṣopi tanvanubandho—bhiniveśaḥ; a comm.: sarvasya prāṇina iyamātmāśīrnityā bhavati . mā na bhūvaṃ bhūyāsamiti . na cānanubhūtamaraṇadharmakasyaiṣā bhavatyātmāśīḥ . etayā ca pūrvajanmānubhavaḥ pratīyate . sa cāyamabhiniveśaḥ kleśaḥ svarasavāhī kṛmerapi jātamātrasya pratyakṣānumānāgamairasaṃbhāvito maraṇatrāsa ucchedadṛṣṭyātmakaḥ pūrvajanmānubhūtaṃ maraṇaduḥkhamanumāpayati . yathā cāyamatyantarūḍheṣu dṛśyate kleśastathā viduṣopi vijñātapūrvāparāntasya rūḍhaḥ &c.; Bhojadeva: svasya rasena saṃskāreṇaiva vahatīti svarasavāhī . pūrvajanmānubhūtamaraṇaduḥkhānubhavavāsanābalādbhayarūpaḥ samupajāyamānaḥ śarīraviṣayādibhirmama viyogo mā bhūdityanvahamanubandharūpaḥ sarvasyaivā kṛmerbrahmaparyantaṃ (from the worm up to Brahmā) nimittaṃ vinā pravartamānobhiniveśākhyaḥ kleśaḥ; Mallinātha is therefore wrong in his philosophical explanation on Sīsupāl. 4. 55., when he renders in the quoted Yoga S. abhiniveśaḥ = kāryākāryeṣvāgrahaḥ.) E. viś with ni and abhi, kṛt aff. ghañ.

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

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश):—[abhi-niveśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. Intentness, application, study, tenacity.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Abhiṇivesa, Ahiṇivaṃsa.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Abhiniveśa (अभिनिवेश) [Also spelled abhinivesh]:—(nm) concentration, deliberation; perseverance.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Abhiṇivesa (अभिणिवेस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Abhiniveśa.

2) Abhinivesa (अभिनिवेस) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Abhiniveś.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhinivēśa (ಅಭಿನಿವೇಶ):—

1) [noun] devotion; attachment; intentness.

2) [noun] an earnest desire; ardent longing.

3) [noun] determination of purpose; resolution; perseverance.

4) [noun] opinion formed without actual knowledge; preconception.

5) [noun] (phil.) instinctive clinging to worldly life and bodily enjoyments and the fear of death.

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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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