Atapin, Ātāpin: 11 definitions
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Ātāpin (आतापिन्) is the name of a Daitya, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 106. Accordingly, as price Naravāhanadatta reflected: “... long ago, when the Daitya Ātāpin was impeding the creation of Brahmā, that god employed the artifice of sending him to Nandana, saying to him, ‘Go there and see a very curious sight,’ and when he got there he saw only the foot of a woman, which was of wonderful beauty; and so he died from an insane desire to see the rest of her body”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Ātāpin, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Ātāpin (आतापिन्) refers to “one who is brave”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXXII-XXXIV).—Accordingly, “All beings fear suffering and are attached to happiness. Enmity is cause and condition for suffering, and maitrī is cause and condition for happiness. Beings who hear it said that this concentration of loving-kindness can chase away suffering and bring happiness become mindful (smṛtimat), brave (ātāpin) and full of energy (vīryavat) to practice this meditative stabilization, and this is why they are ‘without enmity, without hostility, without rivalry and without malice’.”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Ātāpin, (adj.) (fr. ātāpa, cp. BSk. ātāpin Av. Ś I. 233; II, 194 = Divy 37; 618) ardent, zealous, strenuous, active D. III, 58, 76 sq. , 141 (+ sampajāna), 221, 276; M. I, 22, 56, 116, 207, 349; II, 11; III, 89, 128, 156; S 113, 117 sq. , 140, 165; II, 21, 136 sq. ; III, 73 sq. ; IV, 37, 48, 54, 218; V, 165, 187, 213; A. II, 13 sq. ; III 38, 100 sq. ; IV, 29, 177 sq. , 266 sq. , 300, 457 sq. ; V, 343 sq. ; Sn. 926; Nd1 378; It. 41, 42; Vbh. 193 sq. ; Miln. 34, 366; Vism. 3 (= viriyavā); DhA. I, 120; SnA 157, 503.—frequent in the formula of Arahantship “eko vūpakaṭṭho appamatto ātāpī pahitatto”: see arahant II. B. See also satipaṭṭhāna. ‹-› Opp. anātāpin S. II, 195 sq. ; A. II, 13; It. 27 (+ anottappin). (Page 98)
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.
Ātāpin (आतापिन्).—Name of a bird, a kite, falcon (Falco Cheela; Mar. ghāra).
See also (synonyms): ātāyin.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Ātāpin (आतापिन्).—adj. (= Pali id., from Pali ātāpa, oftener ātappa, zeal, with suffix -in; neither occurs in Sanskrit), zealous: °pī, n. sg. Mahāvyutpatti 1805; Lalitavistara 239.4 (apramatta ātāpī); same passage Mahāvastu ii.118.11 and 120.3; similar phrase ii.285.1, also Divyāvadāna 37.10, Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.50.14 etc., and fem. (apramattā) °pinī Divyāvadāna 618.3; Udānavarga xix.1 (aśvaḥ…) ātā- pinaḥ, n. sg. (ardent, spirited); Śikṣāsamuccaya 31.3 āhāraprajñātāpino, n. pl., diligent in making proper distinction in food (Ben- dall and Rouse).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ātāpin (आतापिन्).—m. (-pī) A kite. E. See the next.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ātāpin (आतापिन्):—[from ā-tap] a mfn. zealous, [Lalita-vistara]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Daitya, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
3) [v.s. ...] [varia lectio] for ā-tāyin q.v.
4) b See ā-√tap.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ātāpin (आतापिन्):—[ā-tāpin] (pī) 5. m. A kite.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Ātāpin (आतापिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āyāvi.
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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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Ends with: Anyopatapin, Avatapin, Jalatapin, Pratapin, Supratapin, Upatapin, Vatapin.
Full-text: Atayin, Ayavi, Atapayati, Viriyavant, Atap, Ataptakarin, Smritimat, Viryavat.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II.7. Other qualities of the Buddhist Dharma < [II. Recollection of the Dharma (dharmānusmṛti)]
Class 5: The eight liberations (vimokṣa) < [Class (5) liberations, (6) masteries and (7) totalities]
I. Recollection of the Buddha (4): The five pure aggregates (anāsrava-skandha) < [Part 2 - The Eight Recollections according to the Abhidharma]
Visuddhimagga (the pah of purification) (by Ñāṇamoli Bhikkhu)
I. Introductory < [Chapter I - Description of Virtue]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Chapter CVI < [Book XIV - Pañca]