Ativahana, Ativāhana: 3 definitions



Ativahana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Jaina Yoga

Ativāhana (अतिवाहन) refers to one of the transgressions (aticāra) of the Aparigraha-vrata (vow of non-attachment), according to Samantabhadra in his Ratna-karaṇḍa-śrāvakācāra with commentary of Prabhācandra (verse 3.16). Ati-vāhana refers to “out of greed of gain driving oxen or other beasts of burden for a greater distance than they can com-fortably go”.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ativāhana (अतिवाहन).—

1) Passing, spending.

2) Excessive toiling or enduring, bearing too much load; too heavy burden; H.3.

3) Despatching, sending away, ridding oneself of; कथमस्य° न भविष्यति (kathamasya° na bhaviṣyati) Pt.5. how shall I rid myself of him?

Derivable forms: ativāhanam (अतिवाहनम्).

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

1) Ativāhana (अतिवाहन):—[=ati-vāhana] [from ati] a n. excessive toiling.

2) [=ati-vāhana] [from ati-vah] b n. excessive toiling or enduring.

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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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