Anayuha, Anāyūha: 1 definition


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

Anāyūha (अनायूह).—(an-āyūha), adj. (Pali id.; see also anāvyūha), effort- less; free from exertion or striving; usually [compound] with a- niryūha, without abandonment, riddance, giving up; the two terms together seem clearly to be opposites, and to mean about the same as a-pravṛtti, a-nivṛtti, without activity or abstention from it (so Suzuki, ‘neither taking birth nor…going out’, on Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 115.11—12; 196.3). However, Tibetan (e.g. on Lalitavistara 423.4 and on Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra) renders an-āyūha by blaṅ ba med pa, or the like, and aniryūha by dor ba med pa, which seem most naturally to mean without (intellectual) acceptance or rejection respectively; La Vallée Poussin, note on Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā 517.20, see āvyūhati, gives his Tibetan versions as mi len and mi ḥdor (which are equivalent to the above), and equates ā(v)yūha and nir(v)yūha with Sanskrit samāropa and apavāda. I find no support in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] texts for this interpretation; whether the Tibetan terms must necessarily be so understood I do not venture to say. Without aniryūha the word occurs Gaṇḍavyūha 17.13 anāyūha-sarvajñatā-bhūmi-gagana-vīryāḥ (of Bo- dhisattvas); anāyūhān 25.19 (id.), effortless, unstriving (in complimentary sense, like anābhoga; substantially un- participating, impassive); anāyūhaviyūho (read with 2d ed. °viyūha-, [compound] with next, if not niryūha-)-gatir bodhi- sattvānāṃ kāyacittāsaṃpravaṇatayā (see asaṃpravaṇa) 525.11, the course of B.'s is free from effort and striving, because they are not interested in (their own) bodies or minds; anāyūhāniryūha- Lalitavistara 423.4 (-cakram); °ham ani- ryūham (dharmacakram) Lalitavistara 436.13; apratiṣṭhānāyūhāni- ryūha(ḥ) Lalitavistara 424.7—8 (tathāgataḥ); anāyūhāniryūhāḥ (sarvadharmāḥ) Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 115.11—12; °hāniryūha-tā (sc. sarva- dharmāṇām) Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 283.3 (text by error °niyūhatā).

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Anāyūha (अनायूह) or Anāvyūha.—q.v., in sarvadharmānā-vyūhānirvyūha-samatayā Daśabhūmikasūtra 47.13 (= the usual anāyūhāniryūha-).

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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. 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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