Anumodana, aka: Anumodanā; 8 Definition(s)


Anumodana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Anumodana in Buddhism glossaries]

Anumodanā (अनुमोदना, “rejoicing”) represents one of the “sevent supreme offerings” (saptavidhā-anuttarapūjā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 14). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., saptavidhā-anuttarapūjā and Anumodanā). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[Anumodana in Jainism glossaries]

Anumodana (अनुमोदन) refers to “approval to other” and it is one of the factors making up the 108 kinds of adhikaraṇa (‘substratum’) of the living beings (jīva). This substratum (instruments of inflow) represents the foundation or the basis of an entity.

Anumodana is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Tattvārthasūtra (ancient authorative Jain scripture) from the 2nd century, which contains aphorisms dealing with philosophy and the nature of reality.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Jainism

Anumodana (अनुमोदन).—What is meant by approval (anumodana)? To approve or appreciate the activity performed by others is called approval.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 6: Influx of karmas
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Anumodana in Pali glossaries]

anumodanā : (f.) 1. thanksgiving; appreciation; 2. transference of merit.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Anumodana, (nt.) (fr. anumodati) “according to taste”, i.e. satisfaction, thanks, esp. after a meal or after receiving gifts = to say grace or benediction, blessing, thanksgiving. In latter sense with dadāti (give thanks for = Loc.), karoti (= Lat. gratias agere) or vacati (say or tell thanks): °ṃ datvā PvA.89; °ṃ katvā J.I, 91; DhA.III, 170, 172; VvA.118; PvA.17, 47; °ṃ vatvā VvA.40 (pānīyadāne for the gift of water), 295, 306 etc. °ṃ karoti also “to do a favour” PvA.275. Cp. further DhA.I, 198 (°gāthā verses expressing thanks, benediction); II, 97 (Satthāraṃ °ṃ yāciṃsu asked his blessing); PvA.23 (°atthaṃ in order to thank), 26 (id.), 121, 141 (katabhatta°), 142; Sdhp.213, 218, 516. (Page 41)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Anumodana in Marathi glossaries]

anumōdana (अनुमोदन).—n (S) Expressing approbation, admiration, or concurrence; approving, applauding, consenting to, permitting. v kara, dē.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anumōdana (अनुमोदन).—n Expressing approval, com- pliance. Seconding (a proposition).

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

[Anumodana in Sanskrit glossaries]

Anumodana (अनुमोदन).—

1) Approval, assent, seconding, acceptance, compliance.

2) Causing pleasure.

Derivable forms: anumodanam (अनुमोदनम्).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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