Aparamrishta, Aparāmṛṣṭa: 6 definitions


Aparamrishta 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 Aparāmṛṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Aparamrsta or Aparamrishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Aparamrishta in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Aparāmṛṣṭa (अपरामृष्ट) refers to “(remaining) untouched” (by conditions), according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.11]—“[Śiva is] he who exists in a fixed condition, who brings about all conditions [in all] time[s] and direction[s] but is not touched by [those conditions] (aparāmṛṣṭaākrāntikṛt tadaparāmṛṣṭaś ca). He controls them. He is their leader, [he leads] quickly, he wishes it, and he quickly brings [that which is wished for into being. He] projects [all conditions] outward and he also causes them to be made one with himself [internally, inside his consciousness]. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Aparamrishta in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Aparāmṛṣṭa (अपरामृष्ट, “unafflicted”) or Aparāmṛṣṭaśīla refers to the “morality without thoughtless attachment”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “in the face of morality, the Yogin does not undergo the fetter of lust (rāga), pride (māna), etc. He knows the true nature (bhūtalakṣaṇa) of morality. If he grasps the characteristics of morality, he would be like a prisoner held by manacles who, even after having been pardoned, remains attached to his golden manacles. The person attached to his own morality by the passion of love is as if in prison: even if he manages to escape, he remains attached (sakta) to the morality like golden fetters. But the Yogin who knows that morality is cause and condition for purity does not experience this attachment to morality itself and is liberated, free of fetters: this is what is called morality ‘without thoughtless attachment’ (aparāmṛṣṭa)”.

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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

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

Aparāmṛṣṭa (अपरामृष्ट).—a. In no way connected; Pātañjala Yogadarśana 1.24.

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

Aparāmṛṣṭa (अपरामृष्ट).—(a-parāmṛṣṭa) (neg. of parā°, q.v.; = Pali °maṭṭha), unaffected (by anything unfavorable), uninfected, un- tarnished: Mahāvyutpatti 1625; 7032; Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 292.18 and 293.5 (cited s.v. parāmṛśati).

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

1) Aparāmṛṣṭa (अपरामृष्ट):—[=a-parāmṛṣṭa] mfn. untouched.

2) [v.s. ...] not touched by or come into contact with ([instrumental case]), [Suśruta]

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

Aparāmṛṣṭa (अपरामृष्ट):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭam) Not touched, not affected; e. g. kleśakarmavipākāśayairaparāmṛṣṭaḥ puruṣaviśeṣa īśvaraḥ ‘the Lord (of the Yoga-phil.) is a kind of Spirit which is unaffected by the pains (viz. avidyā, asmitā, rāga, dveṣa and abhiniveśa), by action and its results, as well as by plans’. E. a neg. and parāmṛṣṭa.

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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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