Avavada, Avavāda: 9 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Avavāda (अववाद) refers to “admonition”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly as The Lord said: “O Śāriputra, in the buddha-field of the Tathāgata Ekaratnavyūha, there is a Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja who is resplendent by the splendor of merit (puṇya-tejas), [...] who has been freed from faulty grammar as adorned with complete teaching, perfected his practice as adorned with admonition and instruction (avavāda-anuśāsana), has shown all liberations by pure magic as adorned with miracles (ṛddhi-prātihārya), [...]”.

Source: WikiPedia: Mahayana Buddhism

Avavāda (अववाद) refers to “instruction”; Cf. Avavādasaṃmosa (Tibetan: gdams-ngag brjed-pa) or “forgetting the instruction” and represents one of the “five faults” (ādīnava), connected with śamatha (“access concentration”), according to Kamalaśīla and the Śrāvakabhūmi section of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avavada (अववद).—Censure, an evil report or reputation.

Derivable forms: avavadaḥ (अववदः).

See also (synonyms): avavadana.

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Avavāda (अववाद).—

1) Censure, reproach.

2) Trust, confidence.

3) Disregard, disrespect.

4) Support, dependence on.

5) Evil report.

6) A command, an order.

7) Information.

Derivable forms: avavādaḥ (अववादः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Avavāda (अववाद) or Ovāda.—(so regularly Mahāvastu, otherwise ava°; to avavadati) m. (= Pali ovāda), admonition, instruction: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 202.10 sattvāvavāda-kuśalānāṃ; Lalitavistara 244.16 datto 'vavādo 'bhūt, the admonition (instruction) was granted; Mahāvastu i.104.9 ovādena ovadanti; 307.10; iii.53.8, 10; Mahāvyutpatti 1440; 6534; 7600; 8442—4; Divyāvadāna 240.17; 281.28; bodhi- sattvāvavāda, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 65.1 et alibi, epithet of Mahāvaipulya sūtras such as Saddharmapuṇḍarīka (for this Kashgar recension regularly reads bodhisattvotpāda, KN note to l.c.); parallel with the virtual synonym anuśāsanī, q.v., Mahāvastu iii.51.16—17 karaṇīyo ovādo karaṇīyā anuśāsanī; these two often compounded as avavādānuśāsanī (Mahāvastu ovādānu°), dvandva, but regularly sg. with fem. gender (§ 23.3): Lalitavistara 244.15 (read with mss. avavādānuśāsanī, or °nīm, asya; the reading of both edd. is impossible), admonition and instruction: Divyāvadāna 318.24; 340.28 = 567.9; Mahāvastu iii.60.16; 206.4; Bodhisattvabhūmi 178.17; 224.16; Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 5a.1.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avavāda (अववाद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. A command, an order. 2. Censure, reproach. 3. Trust, confidence. E. ava implying disrespect, and vāda speech.

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

1) Avavāda (अववाद):—[=ava-vāda] [from ava-vad] m. speaking ill of, evil report, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a command, order, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] trust, confidence, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] instruction, teaching, [Buddhist literature]

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

Avavāda (अववाद):—[ava-vāda] (daḥ) 1. m. A command; censure; trust, confidence.

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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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