Apramada, Apramāda: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Apramāda (अप्रमाद).—A son of Buddhi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 9. 60; Vāyu-purāṇa 10. 36.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Apramāda (अप्रमाद) refers to “carefulness (established in faithful effort)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “By the four dharmas, the works of Māras are overcome. What are the four? To with, (1) six perfections without forgetting the thought of awakening; (2) carefulness (apramāda) established in faithful effort; (3) bringing living beings to maturity based on skill in means; (4) obtaining the true dharma based on the profound guiding principle of dharma. Son of good family, the Bodhisattva, applying himself to such dharmas, transcends the way of the four Māras and vanquishes all Māras and adversaries”.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Apramāda (अप्रमाद, “heedfulness”) refers to one of the fourty “conditions” (saṃskāra) that are “associated with mind” (citta-samprayukta) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 30). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., apramāda). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apramada (अप्रमद).—a. Devoid of festivities, sad, joyless; Bk. 1.9.

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Apramāda (अप्रमाद).—a. Careful, vigilant, cautious, steady.

-daḥ Care, attention, vigilance.

-dam ind. Carefully, attentively, uninterruptedly.

-tā The state of being cautious; शौचाक्रोधाप्रमादता (śaucākrodhāpramādatā) Y.3.313.

-din a. careful; तस्मै मां ब्रूहि विप्राय निधिपायाप्रमादिने (tasmai māṃ brūhi viprāya nidhipāyāpramādine) Manusmṛti 2.115.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apramāda (अप्रमाद).—m.

(-daḥ) Care, vigilance. E. a neg. pramāda carelessness.

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

Apramāda (अप्रमाद).—I. m. carefulness, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 85, 14. Ii. adj. careful, 3, 49, 13.

Apramāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and pramāda (प्रमाद).

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

Apramāda (अप्रमाद).—1. [masculine] attention, carefulness.

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Apramāda (अप्रमाद).—2. [adjective] = apramatta.

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

1) Apramāda (अप्रमाद):—[=a-pramāda] [from a-pramatta] m. care, vigilance, [Mahābhārata etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. ‘careful, cautious’ See -tā below

3) Apramada (अप्रमद):—[=a-pramada] m. not pleasure, joylessness, [Mahābhārata xii, 10414.]

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

Apramada (अप्रमद):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-daḥ-dā-dam) Joyless, sad; e. g. in the following yamakāvalī (q. v.) of the Bhaṭṭik., describing the effects of the conflagration of Laṅkā: na gajā nagajā dayitā dayitā vigataṃ vigataṃ lalitaṃ lalitam . pramadāpramadāmahatā mahatāmaraṇaṃ maraṇaṃ samayātsamayāt; ‘the excellent mountain elephants were not saved, the motion of the birds ceased, women (lit. woman) became joyless, struck (as it were) by disease (or by flight), in time there came death unto the brave, (but) not in battle’; (the commentaries divide either pramadā apramadā the latter = pramadarahitā harṣaśūnyetyarthaḥ, or pramadā pramadā the latter = pragato mado yasyā iti pramadā harṣaśūnyetyarthaḥ i. e. in either case to the same effect). E. a priv. and pramada.

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Apramāda (अप्रमाद):—I. [tatpurusha compound] m.

(-daḥ) 1) Attentiveness, assiduity, vi-gilance; e. g. Śaṅkara in the comm. on the Kaṭha-Upan.: na hi buddhyādiceṣṭābhāve pramādasaṃbhavo’sti . tasmātprāgeva buddhyādiceṣṭoparamādapramādo vidhīyate; or Śāntiparv.: apramādaśca śaucaṃ ca rājño bhūtikaraṃ mahat; or apramādena śikṣethāḥ kṣamāṃ buddhiṃ dhṛtiṃ matim. (Kullūka mentions it as one of the five kinds of niyama q. v., but differs in this respect from the Yoga philosophy where it does not belong to the latter notion; comp. apramādatā. In the Buddh. Dhammapada it is the subject of the second chapter.)

2) The former personified as a son of Dharma (righteousness) who is a son of (the masc.) Brahman, by Buddhi (intellect), a daughter of Daksha, accord. to the Linga Purāṇa. E. a neg. and pramāda. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-daḥ-dā-dam) Attentive, vigilant, assiduous. Comp. apramādam. E. a priv. and pramāda.

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

Apramāda (अप्रमाद):—[a-pramāda] (daḥ) 1. m. Care.

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

Apramāda (अप्रमाद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Apamāya, Appamāya.

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