Avabodhana: 7 definitions


Avabodhana 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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Avabodhana in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Avabodhana (अवबोधन) refers to “arousal”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 15).—Accordingly, “[...] [Question].—The Buddha is like Mount Sumeru which cannot be moved by the waves (taraṅga) of the great sea; why does he reply here to Samantaraśmi? That is a mark of agitation, for when the mind is concentrated, one does not talk; a certain agitation of the mind is necessary to talk. Preaching the Dharma comes from an arousal (avabodhana) which in itself is a coarse thing (sthūladravya). But the Buddha cannot have anything coarse. [...]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avabodhana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avabodhana (अवबोधन).—Knowledge, perception.

Derivable forms: avabodhanam (अवबोधनम्).

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

Avabodhana (अवबोधन).—i. e. ava -budh, [Causal.] + ana, n. Instruction, [Pañcatantra] 5, 13.

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

Avabodhana (अवबोधन):—[=ava-bodhana] [from ava-budh] n. informing, teaching, instruction, [Daśakumāra-carita; Pañcatantra]

[Sanskrit to German]

Avabodhana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avabodhana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avabōdhana (ಅವಬೋಧನ):—

1) [noun] the act, method or process of waking up.

2) [noun] an enlightening chiefly by making one become rational and humanitarian rather than going by dogma and tradition.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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