Arambana, Ārambaṇa: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ārambaṇa (आरम्बण).—(Vedic for ālambanam) Support.

Derivable forms: ārambaṇam (आरम्बणम्).

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

Ārambaṇa (आरम्बण).—nt. (= Pali ārammaṇa; in meaning 1 = Sanskrit ālambana; in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] this, q.v., is also used in meaning 3), (1) basis, support, point d' appui; basis, reason, (logical) ground; in [bahuvrīhi] cpds., having…as basis, based on…: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 6.13 (see s.v. āśravaṇa); 71.7 -vividha-hetu-kāraṇa-nidarśanā- rambaṇa-niruktyupāyakauśalyair; 318.6—7 yāṃ ca… tathāgataḥ…vācaṃ bhāṣata ātmopadarśanena (add with WT vā paropadarśanena) vātmārambaṇena vā parā- rambaṇena vā…, either on his own authority (Kern) or that of others, or on the basis of (presentation of) himself (in visible form) or of others (so essentially Burnouf; per- haps more exactly, on the basis of giving an account, a description, sc. of himself, by himself or by others); 318.14 vividhair ārambaṇair, with various bases or authorities; 319.12 tad ārambaṇaṃ kṛtvā, probably making that my reason or basis; 320.3 tathāgatārambaṇa-manaskāra- kuśalamūlāni, roots of merit (due to) attentiveness based upon the T.; Lalitavistara 244.5 (dhyānagocarāṇāṃ) ca samāpatty- ārambaṇānāṃ laukikasamādhīnām; Mahāvastu ii.260.15 mahan- tānāṃ varṇānām ārambaṇam…(16) bhūtānāṃ ca varṇānām ārambaṇam anuprāpnuvanti (Bodhisattvas), apparently basis of great castes…and of bygone castes* (so Senart, but he disclaims understanding what is meant); Gaṇḍavyūha 18.21 -bodhy-ārambaṇa- (1st ed. misprinted; corr. 2d ed.) -kuśalamūla-; 64.8 and 116.5 ārambaṇīkṛtya, making a basis, object of attention (with acc.); in Śikṣāsamuccaya 253.3 ārambaṇena = ālambanapratyayena (compare Mahāvyutpatti 2269; Pali ārammaṇapaccaya), the third of the four pratyaya, q.v.; (2) physical basis, location (= Sanskrit viṣaya): Gaṇḍavyūha 82.14 yasmin yasminn adhvani (time, i.e. present, past, or future) yasmin yasminn ārambaṇe (cosmic location, of a Tathā- gata)…tathāgataṃ draṣṭum ākāṅkṣāmi; Gaṇḍavyūha 512.4—5 ābhāsam agamann ekasminn ārambaṇe yathā caikasminn ārambaṇe tathāśeṣasarvārambaṇeṣu, location(s), of the palatial structures presided over by Maitreya; (3) like Pali ārammaṇa, also = Sanskrit viṣaya in sense of sense- object, of which in Pali there are six (the 6th being dhamma, object of manas); Śikṣāsamuccaya 250.5 cakṣurindriyādhipateyā rūpārambaṇa-prativijñaptiḥ, recognition of the sense-object form, dependent on the sense-organ eye (sight); Mahāvastu i.120.11, read with mss. ārambaṇārambhaṇacittaṃ hetuno parikar- menti,…the thought as it grasps the sense-objects (here perhaps more particularly the objects of the manas, ideas, to which Pali ārammaṇa is sometimes restrictedly applied). -*(Mahāvastu ii.260.15—16) Better, basis of great and true renown, or qualities, or (physical) appearance? (Addition in proof.)

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

1) Ārambaṇa (आरम्बण):—[=ā-rambaṇa] (for ā-lambana) n. ifc. support, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] a railing, balustrade, [Mahā-vyutpatti]

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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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