Atapas: 9 definitions


Atapas 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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Atapas (अतपस्) refers to a group of deities (from the similarly-named heaven) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including the Atapases).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atapas (अतपस्).—[na. ba.] One who neglects his religious austerities; अतपास्त्वनधीयानः (atapāstvanadhīyānaḥ) Ms.4.19; an irreligious or impious man; इदं ते नातपस्काय (idaṃ te nātapaskāya) Bg.18.67.

See also (synonyms): atapaska.

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

Atapas (अतपस्).—adj. one who does not practise austerities, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 190.

Atapas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and tapas (तपस्).

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

Atapas (अतपस्).—[adjective] impious (lit. excercising no austerities).

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

1) Atapas (अतपस्):—[=a-tapas] [from a-tapa] mfn. one who neglects tapas or the practice of ascetic austerities

2) [v.s. ...] an irreligious character.

3) Ātapas (आतपस्):—[=ā-tapas] [from ā-tap] [Vedic or Veda] [Infinitive mood] ([ablative]) from burning or singeing, [Ṛg-veda v, 73, 5 and viii, 73, 8.]

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

Atapas (अतपस्):—[bahuvrihi compound] m.

(-pāḥ) One who does not practise auste-rities, impious. E. a priv. and tapas.

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

Atapas (अतपस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Atava.

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Atapas in German

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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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