Abhyavakashika, Ābhyavakāśika: 5 definitions



Abhyavakashika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 term Ābhyavakāśika can be transliterated into English as Abhyavakasika or Abhyavakashika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Ābhyavakāśika (आभ्यवकाशिक) refers to “the virtue of (living in an) empty place” and represents one of the “twelve ascetic virtues” (dhūtaguṇa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 63). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., ābhyavakāśika). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhyavakashika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ābhyavakāśika (आभ्यवकाशिक).—a. (- f.) Living in the open air.

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

Abhyavakāśika (अभ्यवकाशिक).—adj. and subst. m. and (?) nt. (from prec.; = Pali abbhokāsika; [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] also ābhy°, q.v.; compare also Sanskrit abhrāvakāśika, which in MIndic would have the same form, and which Critical Pali Dictionary suggests may be the historic original, [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] having hyper-Sanskrit forms; but compare abhyavakāśa, for which no Sanskrit *abhrā° is recorded), (an ascetic) living in the open air, one of the dhūtaguṇa: Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 387.8; Śikṣāsamuccaya 137.1 (contrasted with one who lives in a monastery); °kam, n. sg. nt., Mahāvyutpatti 7477, the practice of living as a monk in the open air (but see ābhy°, which probably read).

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Ābhyavakāśika (आभ्यवकाशिक).—adj. and subst. m. or nt. (as m. = abhy°, q.v.), (an ascetic) living in the open air (one of the 12 dhūta-guṇa): Mahāvyutpatti 1136 = Tibetan bla gab med pa (see [Tibetan-English Dictionary]); Dharmasaṃgraha 63; nt. °kam, the practice of living as such an ascetic, Mahāvyutpatti 7477 (Kyoto ed. abhy°, but Index also ābhy°, and Mironov ābhy°) = Tibetan mṅon par skabs yod pa (see [Tibetan-English Dictionary]).

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

Ābhyavakāśika (आभ्यवकाशिक):—mfn. ([from] abhy-avakāśa), living in the open air, [Buddhist literature]

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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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