Adhyavasita: 9 definitions


Adhyavasita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Identity, difference and alterity in the philosophy of the Pratyabhijñā (Nyāya)

Adhyavasita (अध्यवसित) refers to “determined” according to Dharmottara in his commentary to Dharmakīrti’s Nyāyabindu.—Accordingly, Dharmottara explains that raw sensation, in order to become expressible in the form “this blue” or “I perceive the blue”, must be “determined” (adhyavasita), in other words , to undergo a conceptual transformation thanks to which this raw sensation is apprehended as a perception of blue by a process of exclusion (vyāvṛtti) of all perception of what is non-blue (anīla). It is only thus that it becomes properly speaking “perception of blue”—and it is thus that it becomes a real “means of knowledge” (pramāṇa) of blue.

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Adhyavasita (अध्यवसित) refers to “being attached (to warding off)” (cold spells, winds and thunderbolts, etc.), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Nāga-kings said to Bhagavān], “[...] O Bhagavān, how will monks be in the last time, in the last age, after the Tathāgata has departed? They will be fierce and because of an eager desire for wealth they will be attached to (adhyavasita) warding off (nivāraṇa) cold spells, winds and thunderbolts. O Bhagavān, how should therefore those hostile Nāgas act? How will they be revived? O Bhagavān, what will our sons and daughters experience?”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhyavasita (अध्यवसित).—a S Apprehended or purposed by the soul or self. See the preceding word. 2 Determined, ascertained.

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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

Adhyavasita (अध्यवसित).—p. p. Attempted, mentally apprehended, determined.

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

Adhyavasita (अध्यवसित).—(Pali ajjhosita, in mgs. 1 and 2, and neg. an-ajjh°, cited Critical Pali Dictionary only in sense 1), ppp. of °syati, q.v., (1) of things, grasped, coveted (in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] less common than the following): an-adhy° not coveted Daśabhūmikasūtra 13.23; Śikṣāsamuccaya 23.12, 16; (2) of persons, attached (with loc. or in composition), grasping, coveting (the usual [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] meaning): Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 78.12; Lalitavistara 207.7 (Lefm. °śita with mss.); Mahāvyutpatti 2196; Divyāvadāna 534.19; Avadāna-śataka i.271.15; 289.11; 296.1; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 35.6 (kulādhy°); Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 253.15; an-adhy° not attached, not covetous Mahāvastu ii.139.10; iii.201.5; Samādhirājasūtra 22.1 (kāyajīvite cānadhy°), 3 (kāyajīvitānadhy°); Śikṣāsamuccaya 269.8 (sv-anadhy°); Bodhisattvabhūmi 274.18 (kāmeṣv anadhy°); Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 250.9; (3) accepted, agreed to (a proposal, offer): Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.10.5—6.

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

Adhyavasita (अध्यवसित).—[adjective] finished, settled, certain ([neuter] also [impersonally]).

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

Adhyavasita (अध्यवसित):—[=adhy-ava-sita] [from adhyava-so] mfn. ascertained, determined, apprehended.

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

Adhyavasita (अध्यवसित):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) 1) Determined, as-certained.

2) Apprehended by intellect. See adhyavasāya. E. so with ava and adhi, kṛt aff. kta.

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

Adhyavasita (अध्यवसित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ajbhavasiya.

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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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