Arabhya, Ārabhya: 12 definitions
Arabhya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture
Ārabhya (आरभ्य) refers to “beginning”, according to the 2nd-century Meghasūtra (“Cloud Sutra”) in those passages which contain ritual instructions.—Accordingly, “[...] Then the prophet of the Law, pure and clad in pure rainment, must recite this ‘Whirlwind’ chapter, ‘The Heart of Snakes’. Then the snakes beginning (ārabhya) on the first day, make a rustling sound and utter sounds of delight. [...]”
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Ārabhya (आरभ्य) refers to “having begun” (i.e., “born from the womb”), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “O fool, sentient beings, having begun (ārabhya) from the womb, are continually led by [their own] action to Yama’s abode by means of uninterrupted journeys. If there is a powerful [man], seen or heard about, who opposes the command of Yama, having honoured him you must possess health. [As there is] no such individual, why [make] the effort [for health] in vain?”.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ārabhya (आरभ्य).—a S ārambhaṇīya a S To be begun or commenced.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
ārabhya (आरभ्य).—a To be begun.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ārabhya (आरभ्य).—ind. Having begun, beginning with, ever since, since, with a prepositional force (with abl.); मालत्याः प्रथमावलोकदिवसादारभ्य (mālatyāḥ prathamāvalokadivasādārabhya) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 6.3; Ś.3; K.12,134, 196; sometimes with acc. also; प्रतिपद्दिनमारभ्य (pratipaddinamārabhya) Bhāg.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Ārabhya (आरभ्य).—ger., postpos. with acc. (= Pali ārabbha), referring to, having to do with: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 21.1 (taṃ varaprabhaṃ bodhisattvam) ārabhya…dharmaparyāyaṃ saṃprakā- śayām āsa (practically = revealed to the bodhisattva V.); 71.9 samyaksaṃbodhim ārabhya…bodhisattvayānam eva samādāpayati; 109.10; Lalitavistara 400.13 (prose) sattvān ārabhya mahākaruṇām avakrāmayati sma (= 180.6 sattveṣu ca mahākaruṇām avakrāmati sma); Mahāvastu i.319.3—4 …śrotuṃ imam eva mārakaraṇḍaṃ nigamam ārabhya (about); iii.212.5…pṛccheyaṃ dṛṣtadhārmikaṃ artham ārabhya utāho sāṃparāyikaṃ; 7 pañca kāmaguṇān ārabhya; 318.13 (aniyataṃ) rāśim ārabhya; 412.14 yaśo- daṃ śreṣṭhiputraṃ ārabhya imam udānam udānaye; Divyāvadāna 98.8; 348.17 sthaviropaguptam ārabhya; 619.8 bhikṣu- [Page103-a+ 71] ṇyāḥ pūrvanivāsam ārabhya bhikṣūn āmantrayate sma (repetitions below); Jātakamālā 172.17 (verse)…tad brūhi kam ārabhyeti bhāṣase; Bodhisattvabhūmi 37.1—2 yathāvadbhāvikatāṃ dharmāṇām ārabhya yā bhūtatā; 49.15—16 Saṃtha- kātyāyanam ārabhya; 223.2 hīnayāna-niḥsṛtiṃ cārabhya mahāyāna-niḥsṛtiṃ vā; etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ārabhya (आरभ्य).—ind. Having begun, beginning from. E. āṅ before rabhi to commence, lyap aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ārabhya (आरभ्य).—[gerund] beginning with, i.e. from, since ([accusative], [ablative] or —°).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ārabhya (आरभ्य):—[=ā-rabhya] [from ā-rabh] 1. ā-rabhya mfn. ifc. = ā-rabdhavya q.v.
2) [v.s. ...] 2. ā-rabhya [indeclinable participle] having begun
3) [v.s. ...] beginning with.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Ārabhya (ಆರಭ್ಯ):—[adverb] since beginning; (happening, continuing) ever since the commencement.
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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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verses 6.21.24-25 < [Chapter 21 - In the Description of the Third Fort, the Glories of Piṇḍāraka-tīrtha]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.6.66 < [Chapter 6 - Priyatama (the most beloved devotees)]
Verse 1.7.137-138 < [Chapter 7 - Pūrṇa (pinnacle of excellent devotees)]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 15 - Leading innumerable Bodhisattvas to the state of avaivartika < [Chapter LI - Seeing all the Buddha Fields]
Digression on a case brought against the Buddha < [Part 1 - Mahāyānist list of the eighteen special attributes of the Buddha]
Brahma Sutras (Shankaracharya) (by George Thibaut)