Akripa, Akṛpa: 6 definitions


Akripa 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 Akṛpa can be transliterated into English as Akrpa or Akripa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Akṛpa (अकृप) refers to “lacking pity”, 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 Bhagavān said to Brahmā and others]: “[...] These dhāraṇī-mantrapadas are established in Jambudvīpa for the benefit, welfare and comfort of all beings. It is for the subduing and restraining of hostile and harmful Nāgas who do not have compassion and pity (akṛpa). It is for the giving of punishment to the enemy”.

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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

Akṛpa (अकृप).—a. [na. ba.] Pitiless, cruel.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Akṛpa (अकृप).—mfn.

(-paḥ-pā-paṃ) Unmerciful, unkind. E. a neg. kṛpā mercy.

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

Akṛpa (अकृप):—[=a-kṛpa] mfn. merciless, unkind.

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

Akṛpa (अकृप):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-paḥ-pā-pam) Unmerciful, unkind. E. a priv. and kṛpā.

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

Akṛpa (अकृप):—[a-kṛpa] (paḥ-pā-paṃ) a. Harsh, unmerciful, devoid of feeling.

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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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