Adho: 3 definitions
Adho means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Adho (“nadir”) represents one of the “two directions above and below” (paṭidisā in Pali), itself part of the “ten directions” (diś in Sanskrit or disā in Pali) according to an appendix included in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV). Adho or heṭṭhimā is a Pali word and is known in Sanskrit as Adhas or Adhastāt or Heṣṭhimā (?), in Tibetan as ḥog and in Chinese as hia.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
adho : (ind.) under; below.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Adho, (adv.) (Vedic adhaḥ; compar. adharaḥ = Lat. inferus, Goth. undar, E. under, Ind. * n̊dher-; superl. adhamaḥ = Lat. infimus) below, usually combd. or contrasted with uddhaṃ “above” and tiriyaṃ “across”, describing the 3 dimensions. — uddhaṃ and adho above and below, marking zenith & nadir. Thus with uddhaṃ and the 4 bearings (disā) and intermediate points (anudisā) at S.I, 122; III, 124; A.IV, 167; with uddhaṃ & tiriyaṃ at Sn.150, 537, 1055, 1068. Expld. at KhA 248 by heṭṭhā and in detail (dogmatically & speculatively) at Nd2 155. For further ref. see uddhaṃ. The compn. form of adho before vowels is adh°.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+114): Adhagga, Adhahpada, Adhakkhaka, Adho mukhi, Adhoaksha, Adhobana, Adhobandhana, Adhobhaga, Adhobhagadoshahara, Adhobhagahara, Adhobhagna, Adhobhakta, Adhobhava, Adhobhu, Adhobhumi, Adhobhuvana, Adhobindu, Adhoda, Adhodarshana, Adhodaru.
Full-text (+84): Adholoka, Adhobhaga, Adhogata, Adhomukha, Adhokshaja, Adhovadana, Adhomarman, Adhovasha, Adhobhava, Adhobandhana, Adholamba, Adhopara, Adhogamin, Adhonga, Adhodrishti, Adhoyantra, Adhojihvika, Adhobhuvana, Adhovayu, Adhoghanta.
Search found 29 books and stories containing Adho, Adhō; (plurals include: Adhos, Adhōs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 6.1.25 < [Chapter 1 - Jarāsandha’s Defeat]
Verse 5.8.3 < [Chapter 8 - The Killing of Kaṃsa]
Verse 6.13.25 < [Chapter 13 - The Glories of Prabhāsa-tīrtha, the Sarasvatī River, etc.]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.2.161 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Verse 2.3.58 < [Part 3 - Involuntary Ecstatic Expressions (sattvika-bhāva)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.14.176 < [Chapter 14 - The Lord’s Travel to East Bengal and the Disappearance of Lakṣmīpriyā]
Verse 1.16.228 < [Chapter 16 - The Glories of Śrī Haridāsa Ṭhākura]
Verse 2.25.24-033 < [Chapter 25 - The Discourse on Spiritual Knowledge by Śrīvāsa’s Dead Son]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 2 - The ten directions (diś) < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Preliminary note to liberations, masteries and totalities < [Class (5) liberations, (6) masteries and (7) totalities]
II. Aspects of the immeasurables (apramāṇa) < [Class 3: The four immeasurables]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)