Apekshanabuddhi, Apekṣaṇabuddhi, Apekshana-buddhi: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Apekṣaṇabuddhi can be transliterated into English as Apeksanabuddhi or Apekshanabuddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apekṣaṇabuddhi (अपेक्षणबुद्धि).—(In Vaiśeṣika Phil.) the distinguishing perception by which we apprehend 'this is one', 'this is one' &c. and which gives rise to the notion of duality; see Sarva. chap. 1 where अपेक्षाबुद्धिः (apekṣābuddhiḥ) = विनाशकविनाशप्रति- योगिनी बुद्धिः (vināśakavināśaprati- yoginī buddhiḥ); cf. Bhāshā P. द्वित्वादयः परार्धान्ता अपेक्षाबुद्धिजा मताः । अनेकाश्रयपर्याप्ता एते तु परिकीर्तिताः ॥ अपेक्षाबुद्धिनाशाच्च नाश- स्तेषां निरूपितः (dvitvādayaḥ parārdhāntā apekṣābuddhijā matāḥ | anekāśrayaparyāptā ete tu parikīrtitāḥ || apekṣābuddhināśācca nāśa- steṣāṃ nirūpitaḥ) | 17-8.

Derivable forms: apekṣaṇabuddhiḥ (अपेक्षणबुद्धिः).

Apekṣaṇabuddhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms apekṣaṇa and buddhi (बुद्धि). See also (synonyms): apekṣābuddhi.

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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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