Adhimucyati: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Adhimucyati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Adhimucyati (अधिमुच्यति) or Adhimucyate.—(= Pali adhimuccati; compare prec. and foll. iteṃs), (1) is actively interested in, zealous for, earnestly devoted to, intent upon (with acc.); see under adhimukti for Tibetan rendering, and discussion of meanings, which on the whole parallel those of the verb; see also adhimukta, adhimokṣa, and other derivatives. The object is generally religious, and most commonly religious knowledge or sacred texts (see especially adhimukta for non-religious applications): eṣāṃ…nirvāṇaṃ bhāṣate yad adhimucyante, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 187.2—3, preaches to them nirvāṇa (the Hīnayāna goal), to which they zealously apply them- selves; adhimucyante Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 288.3 (upāyakauśalyaṃ saṃ- dhābhāṣitaṃ); (jñāna[m]) 302.7; Kāśyapa Parivarta 140.9; °yanti Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 232.9 (dharmaparyāyaṃ); Kāśyapa Parivarta 139.6; adhimucyami Bhadracarī 3, 7 (pūja sarvajinānāṃ); adhimucye (1 sg.) Bhadracarī 6^3; adhimu- cyed (opt.) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 255.2 (idaṃ sūtraṃ); 336.4; adhimokṣyate (fut.) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 260.8 (saddharmapuṇḍarīkaṃ); °kṣyanti Lalitavistara 89.8 (sūtrāntān); adhimucyamāna (pres. pple.) Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 4.15; an- adhimucyamāna (preceded by hiatus-bridging m-) Kāśyapa Parivarta 139.3, 5, not showing inclination towards (instruction); sa maitrīsahagatena cittena…ekāṃ diśam adhimucya (Tibetan mos te; zealously concentrating on one-direction) sphāritvo- pasaṃpadya viharati Mahāvyutpatti 1508 (and so on, until finally he does the same with sarvāvantam imaṃ lokam, 1509); adhimoktum (inf.) Gaṇḍavyūha 5.10 (tathāgatajñānaṃ); adhimucyi- tum Kāśyapa Parivarta 39.9; (2) rarely, used in the sense defined by Critical Pali Dictionary under adhimuccati (d) as to make a (magical) act of volition; but a better definition would be changes (something, acc.) by magic into (something else, acc.), as in Vin. iii.250.25—26 pāsādaṃ suvaṇṇaṃ ti adhimucci, so ahosi sabbasovaṇṇa- mayo (commentary sovaṇṇamayo hotū ti adhiṭṭhāsi). Doubtless the original or literal meaning was, he concentrated his interest on the palace, with the thought—(it is to be) gold!— and it became entirely made of gold. In [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] the word (i)ti is omitted: Bodhisattvabhūmi 60.5 pṛthivīm apo 'dhimucyate, changes (magically) earth into water, and a series of like clauses in the sequel. So in the miracle of turning four bowls into [Page015-a+ 71] one: catvāri śailamayāni pātrāṇi grahāyaikaṃ pātram adhimuktam Divyāvadāna 393.17—18, (by the Buddha) taking the four stone bowls, a single bowl was made by magic; compare pratigṛhya caikaṃ pātram adhitiṣṭhati sma, adhimukti- balena Lalitavistara 385.4—5, and having accepted (the four bowls) he changed (them) magically (see s.v. adhitiṣṭhati) into a single bowl, by his power of magic transformation.

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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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