Apadhyana, Apadhyāna: 10 definitions


Apadhyana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Apadhyana in Jainism glossary
Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Apadhyāna (अपध्यान, “evil thought”) refers to one of the five anarthadaṇḍa-virati (vow for abstaining from purposeless sin) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.21.—What is meant by evil thought (apadhyāna)? Wishing and thinking ill of others, telling stories involving attachment and aversion and wicked disposition is evil thought.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Apadhyana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apadhyāna (अपध्यान).—

1) Evil thoughts, thinking ill of, cursing mentally; तदपध्यानात् पिशाचतामुपगतम् (tadapadhyānāt piśācatāmupagatam) K.29.

2) Meditation upon things which are not to be thought of. (Jain).

Derivable forms: apadhyānam (अपध्यानम्).

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

Apadhyāna (अपध्यान).—i. e. apa-dhyai + ana, n. 1. Disregard, Mahābhārata 1, 8457. 2. Hurting, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 9058(?).

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

Apadhyāna (अपध्यान).—[neuter] grudge, envy.

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

1) Apadhyāna (अपध्यान):—[=apa-dhyāna] [from apa-dhyai] n. envy, jealousy, [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] meditation upon things which are not to be thought of [Jaina literature]

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

Apadhyāna (अपध्यान):—[apa-dhyāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Evil thought.

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

Apadhyāna (अपध्यान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Avajjhāṇa, Avajhāṇa.

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Apadhyana 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

[«previous next»] — Apadhyana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Apadhyāna (ಅಪಧ್ಯಾನ):—

1) [noun] (Jain.) meditating on wrong or evil objects.

2) [noun] (Jain.) studying, cogitating on, the scriptures of other religions; (both of these are considered as prohibitive in Jainism).

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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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