Aparigrihita, Aparigṛhīta: 2 definitions

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Aparigrihita 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 Aparigṛhīta can be transliterated into English as Aparigrhita or Aparigrihita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Aparigrihita in Mahayana glossary
Source: Google books: Nāgārjuna and the Philosophy of Openness

Aparigṛhīta (अपरिगृहीत, “ungrasped”).—Since dharmas are open and nongraspable, since they cannot be gotton ahold of (aparigṛhīta), their reality and attachment to their reality are constructions of an ignorant, deluded mind: (Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā, 1.8): The Lord says to Śāriputra; As they [dharmas] are not found, so they are found though they do not exist. [Since they do not exist, finding them] is called ignorance. Foolish, untaught common people are attached to them. Although they do not exist, they have constructed all events. Having constructed them, they cling to those events they extract and invent, but they do not prosper. They do not find or construct them out of any events.

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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»] — Aparigrihita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Aparigṛhītā (अपरिगृहीता) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Apariggahiā.

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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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