Ambu; 5 Definition(s)
Ambu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
ambu : (nt.) water.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Ambu, (nt.) (Vedic ambu & ambhas = Gr. o)/mbros, Lat. imber rain; cp. also Sk. abhra rain-cloud & Gr. a)frόs scum: see P. abbha) water J.V, 6; Nd1 202 (a. vuccati udakaṃ); Dāvs II.16. — Cp. ambha.
—cārin “living in the water”, a fish Sn.62 (= maccha Nd2 91). —sevāla a water-plant Th.1, 113. (Page 74)
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Ambu (अम्बु) means “dense” or “a mix of water and air” and refers to a type of strata or cushion supporting the lands (bhumī) of the underworld, according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.1. There are seven lands existing in the downward order (one below the other) with Ratnaprabhā being the topmost supported by the cushions of humid atmosphere (ghana), dense air /water (ambu), which rests in a ring of thin /rarified air (vāta) resting in space (ākāśa).(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
ambu (अंबु).—n Water. ambuja n A lotus.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.2.173 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Verse 2.4.123 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 2.1.215 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.7.52 < [Chapter 7 - Purna: The Complete Perfection]
Verse 1.6.107 < [Chapter 6 - Priyatama: The Most Beloved]
Verse 2.1.189 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Sushruta)
Chapter X - Treatment of Pittaja Ophthalmia < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter LII - Symptoms and Treatment of Cough (Kasa) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
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