Atapa, aka: Ātāpa, Ātapa; 8 Definition(s)
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Ātapa (आतप).—A son of Uṣā and Vibhāvasu. A Vasu. Father of Pañcayāma.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 16.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
ātapa : (m.) sunshine; heat of the sun. || ātāpa (m.), glow; heat; ardour.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Ātāpa, (ā + tāpa fr. tap; cp. tāpeti) glow, heat; fig. ardour, keen endeavour, or perhaps better “torturing, mortifica‹-› tion＂ Miln. 313 (cittassa ātāpo paritāpo); PvA. 98 (viriya°). Cp. ātappa & ātāpana. (Page 97)
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Ātapa, (ā + tapa) — 1. sun-heat Sn. 52; J. I, 336; Dhs. 617; Dpvs. I, 57; VvA. 54; PvA. 58.—2. glow, heat (in general) Pv. I, 74; Sdhp. 396.—3. (fig.) (cp. tapa2) ardour, zeal, exertion PvA. 98 (viriyā-tapa; perhaps better to be read °ātāpa q. v.). Cp. ātappa.
—vāraṇa “warding off the sun-heat＂, i.e. a parasol, sun-shade Dāvs. I, 28; V, 35. (Page 97)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Atapa (अतप, “sunny”) refers to one of the “twenty form objects” (rūpa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 34). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., atapa). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Atapa (अतप, “untroubled”) refers one of the eighteen “gods of the form-realms” (rūpāvacaradeva) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 128).(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
General definition (in Jainism)
Atapa (अतप) refers to “digestive” and represents one of the seven types of extraordinary powers of austerity (tapas), which itself is a subclass of the eight ṛddhis (extraordinary powers). These powers can be obtained by the Ārya (civilized people) in order to produce worldly miracles. The Āryas represent one of the two classes of human beings according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.46, the other being Mleccha (barbarians).
What is meant by extraordinary power to digest (atapa-riddhi)? It is the extraordinary power by which one converts all foods into energy and does not generate any excreta (like all objects thrown in fire are destroyed completely).
Ātapa (आतप, “warm light”).—Rise of the warm light (ātapa) name karma of the beings is the cause of the jewels in the sun vehicle. The sun (sūrya) is the co-lord (pratīndra) of the Jyotiṣī class of devas (celestial beings) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 4.12. The classification of the the jyotiṣīs are based on the rise of specific name karma (eg., ātapa). What is warm light (ātapa) name karma? The karma whose attribute is to give light and warmth is called ātapa name karma.(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 4: The celestial beings (deva)
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.
Languages of India and abroad
aṭapa (अटप).—m Contracting or drawing into narrow compass; gathering into a compact form or state; closing or winding up. 2 Control, cohibition, governance, rule. 3 Management, address, ability, skill and despatch at business.
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ātapa (आतप).—m S Sunshine or sun-heat. Ex. jyā aṅganā kadhīṃ na ācaralyā tapātēṃ || sōsūni hī paravarṣa- himātapātēṃ ||(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
aṭapa (अटप).—m Contracting. Control. Management.
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ātapa (आतप).—m Sunshine or sun-heat.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
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aṭapatā (अटपता).—a Tight, com- pact.
pātaḍēṃ (पातडें).—n An almanao The apparatus or articles of one's oocupation or busi- ness.
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hayagaī (हयगई) [-ya-yī, -य-यी].—f Negligence; indifference.
Search found 11 books and stories containing Atapa, Ātāpa or Ātapa. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Tattva 3: Puṇya (merit) < [Appendix 1.4: The nine tattvas]
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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 6 - The Progeny of the Daughters of Daksa < [Canto VI - Prescribed Duties for Mankind]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 7.1: The Buddha shows his ordinary body (prakṛtyātmabhāva) < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Appendix 1 - Distribution of gods in the three worlds < [Chapter XXXII-XXXIV - The eight classes of supplementary dharmas]
I. The three concentrations (samādhi) according to the Abhidharma < [Part 2 - The three meditative stabilizations]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Part 4 - The impermanence of the Vessel and Contents < [B. The extended explanation]
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