Ajati, Ajāti, Ājāti, Ajāṭi: 9 definitions


Ajati means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Ajāti (अजाति) refers to “birthlessness”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja said this to the congregation of Bodhisattvas: ‘Sons of good family, may all of you elucidate the gates into the dharma of transcending the path of the works of Māra’ [...] The Bodhisattva Maitreya said: ‘Just as the water in the great ocean has a single taste, so all dharmas in the great ocean of the knowledge of the dharma have a single taste. Since the works of the Māra and the works of the Buddha, both are same in the perspective of emptiness, signlessness, wishlessness, birthlessness (ajāti), and the absence of origination, the Bodhisattva who enters into the single taste transcends the sphere of the Māra’”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajāti (अजाति).—a. [na. ta.]

1) Having no caste, race &c.

2) Eternal, not produced.

-tiḥ f. Non-production.

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Ājāti (आजाति).—f. Birth, origin; एकविंशतिमाजातीः पापयोनिषु जायते (ekaviṃśatimājātīḥ pāpayoniṣu jāyate) Manusmṛti 4.166.

Derivable forms: ājātiḥ (आजातिः).

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

Ājāti (आजाति).—[feminine] birth, origin, existence.

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

1) Ajāti (अजाति):—[=a-jāti] f. sham or bad merchandise, [Yājñavalkya]

2) Ājāti (आजाति):—[=ā-jāti] [from ā-jan] a f. birth, [Manu-smṛti iv, 166; viii, 82.]

3) [=ā-jāti] b See ā-√jan.

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

Ājāti (आजाति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āyāi.

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Ajati in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ajāti (ಅಜಾತಿ):—

1) [noun] he who is not subject to the sufferings of being born (in the cycle of birth and death).

2) [noun] the Supreme being which is ever-existent.

3) [noun] a man who is not bound by the ritualistic customs of caste (social class in India).

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Ajāṭi (அஜாடி) noun < Urdu ujār. One who is useless, a good-for-nothing fellow; பயனற்ற வன். [payanarra van.] Vulgar usage

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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