Avasesa, Avashesha: 17 definitions
Avasesa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Avashesh.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Avaśeṣa (अवशेष) refers to the “remaining (gold)” (to be digested by mercury), according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī (KSTS vol. 65, 348, commentary on Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā III.2.19).—Accordingly, “In the [process of] transmutation by the “one taste” that is [the fundamental] “I,” when, (B):—[...] or when [objectivity] is completely destroyed or ‘liquefied’—i.e. in the state Beyond the Fourth, the level of Goddess-consciousness, as it were—according to the maxim of liquid mercury thoroughly digesting the remaining ‘gold,’ (pītatā-avaśeṣa) i.e. the power of the impression(s) of that [objectivity], which [now] have the appearance of gold [i.e., radiant and soft] due to having been thoroughly penetrated by the innate form of that [‘I’/rasa], [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Avaśeṣa (अवशेष) refers to the “remainder (of an aeon)” [?], according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as Gaganagañja said to Ratnapāṇi: “Son of good family, this is a brief explanation of all dharmas. If I explain the dharmas in more than one word or more than two words, the true state of the dharmas would never be exhausted to an aeon or more than an aeon (kalpa-avaśeṣa—kalpaṃ vā kalpāvaśeṣaṃ vā), but my eloquence also will not be exhausted. [...]”.
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
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
avasesa : (nt.) remainder. (adj.) remaining.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
1) Avasesa, 2 (adj.) (see prec. ) remaining, left Sn. 694 (āyu avaseso); J. III, 19; Vbh. 107 (taṇhā ca avasesā ca kilesā); PvA. 19 (avasesā ca ñātakā the rest of the relatives), 21 (avasesā parisā), 201 (aṭṭhi-tacamatt’âvasesa-sarīra with a body on which nothing but skin & bones were left), 206 (aṭṭhi-saṅghātamatt’âvasesa-sarīra).—nt. (as pred.) °ṃ what is left PvA. 52 (app’avasesaṃ); KhA 245 (n’atthi tesaṃ avasesaṃ). (Page 84)
2) Avasesa, 1 (Sk. avaśeṣa, fr. ava + śiṣ, cp. avasissati) remainder, remaining part; only in cpds. an° (adj.) without any remainder, i.e. fully, completely M. I, 220 = A. V, 347 (°dohin); A. I, 20 sq. , 88; Sn. 146; Pug. 17; Dhs. 363, 553; SnA 417 (°pharaṇa); PvA. 71 (°ato, adv. altogether, not leaving anything out); & sâvasesa leaving something over, having something left A. I, 20 sq. , 88; Pv III, 55 (jīvita° having still a little life left). (Page 84)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
avaśēṣa (अवशेष).—m S Remainder, remnant, residue, quantity or number remaining. 2 Used adj for ava- śiṣṭa Remaining or left.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Avaśeṣa (अवशेष).—1 Remnant, rest, leavings, remainder; रक्षसामवशेषेण, अह्नः, पुण्यानाम्, बलं तदवशेषं तु नाशयामास वानरः (rakṣasāmavaśeṣeṇa, ahnaḥ, puṇyānām, balaṃ tadavaśeṣaṃ tu nāśayāmāsa vānaraḥ) Rām.5.46.38; वृत्तान्त° (vṛttānta°) M.5 the rest of the story; in this sense usually in comp.; अर्धम् (ardham) having only one half left; कथा° (kathā°) or नाम° (nāma°) one who survives only in narration or name, having only the tale or name left behind; used figuratively for dead; see the words s. v., भस्म° (bhasma°) remaining only in ashes, reduced to ashes; भस्मावशेषः कथमेवमुष्णः (bhasmāvaśeṣaḥ kathamevamuṣṇaḥ) Ś.3.3; भस्मावशेषं मदनं चकार (bhasmāvaśeṣaṃ madanaṃ cakāra) reduced to ashes Kumārasambhava 3.72, Śiśupālavadha 1.16; सावशेषमिव भट्टिन्या वचनम् (sāvaśeṣamiva bhaṭṭinyā vacanam) M.4 unfinished; सावशेषो विषवेगः (sāvaśeṣo viṣavegaḥ) ibid. still remaining; शीर्षावशेषीकृतः (śīrṣāvaśeṣīkṛtaḥ) Bhartṛhari 2.34; Ratnāvalī 2.2; R.2.69; शृणु मे सावशेषं वचः (śṛṇu me sāvaśeṣaṃ vacaḥ) Ś.2 hear me out, let me finish my speech; अल्पावशेषायुः (alpāvaśeṣāyuḥ) K.46 having a short span of life; see निरवशेष (niravaśeṣa) also.
Derivable forms: avaśeṣaḥ (अवशेषः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Avaśeṣa (अवशेष).—adj. (= Pali avasesa), left over, remaining: Mahāvastu i.7.6 yaṃ teṣām asthīni avaśeṣāṇi (but so only 1 ms., the other 5 avaśeṣanti) bhūyo 'pi mānsachavi(?)… upajāyati, when (only) their bones are left, flesh and skin is produced again. See also kalpāvaśeṣam, niravaśeṣa, saṃghāvaśeṣa, sāvaśeṣa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣaḥ) 1. Leavings, remainder. 2. End, close, termination. E. ava, and śeṣa remainder.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avaśeṣa (अवशेष).—i. e. ava-śiṣ + a, m. Residue.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avaśeṣa (अवशेष).—[masculine] rest, remainder; [abstract] tā [feminine]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Avaśeṣa (अवशेष):—[=ava-śeṣa] [from ava-śiṣ] a n. leavings, remainder, [Manu-smṛti viii, 159, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] often ifc. e.g. ardhāv, kathāv, pitāv q.v.
3) [=ava-śeṣa] b etc. See ava-√śiṣ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avaśeṣa (अवशेष):—[ava-śeṣa] (ṣaḥ) 1. m. Remainder, end.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Avaśeṣa (अवशेष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Avaseya.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Avaśeṣa (अवशेष) [Also spelled avashesh]:—(nm) remnant, remains, residue, residum; vestige; relics; (a) remaining, residual.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] that which is left over; remainder; residue.
2) [noun] anything from ancient times; relic; antique.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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