Asamprajanya: 2 definitions



Asamprajanya 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Asamprajanya in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Asamprajanya (असम्प्रजन्य) refers to “lack of knowledge” and represents one of the “twenty-four minor defilements” (upakleśa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 69). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., asamprajanya). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Asamprajanya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Asaṃprajanya (असंप्रजन्य).—(a-saṃprajanya) (1) nt. (neg. of saṃ°, q.v.; = Pali asaṃpajañña), lack of intelligence or mindfulness (Critical Pali Dictionary, want of consideration or self-control): Dharmasaṃgraha 69 (one of the upakleśa); Mahāvyutpatti 1978; Śikṣāsamuccaya 82.21 °nyācārin, behaving with…; 123.14 °nya-paratantra, subject to…; (2) adj. (Bahuvrīhi), lacking in saṃprajanya: Śikṣāsamuccaya 108.8 muṣitaśrutiś cāpi asaṃprajanyo; °-tā, state of being…: Kāśyapa Parivarta 95.10 (cittavikṣepa-) asaṃprajanyatā-duṣprajñatā-.

context information

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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