Avenika, Āveṇika: 4 definitions



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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āveṇika : (adj.) special; exceptional; separate.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Āveṇika, (adj.) (fr. āveṇi; cp. BSk. āveṇika Av. Ś I. 14, 108; Divy 2, 182, 268, 302) special, extraordinary, exceptional S. IV, 239; A. V, 74 sq. ; Vism. 268; VvA. 112 (°bhāva peculiarity, specialty), KhA 23, 35. (Page 113)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Āveṇika (आवेणिक).—adj. (= Pali id. or °ṇiya; [etymology] obscure; see also āveṇīya, āvedanika, and Konow, Avhandl. Norske Viden. Akad. 1941, II. Hist. -Fil. Kl., p. 41), peculiar, individual, particular, special: Divyāvadāna 2.3 (a cliché, practically identical with Avadāna-śataka i.14.7 etc.) pañcāveṇikā dharmā ekatye paṇḍitajātīye mātṛgrāme, there are five peculiar characteristics in every intelligent woman (listed in the sequel); Divyāvadāna 302.24 °kā ime svārthā anuprāpto bhaviṣyāmi, I shall have attained these special purposes of mine (iti saṃpaśyatā paṇḍitenālam eva pravrajyādhimuk- tena bhavitum); Mahāvastu iii.320.6 ye te sattvā āveṇikā bha- vanti, evaṃrūpāḥ sattvā (sc. Buddhas, special creatures) āryadharmacakraṃ pravartenti; there are three āveṇika smṛtyupasthāna (q.v.) in a Buddha, Divyāvadāna 182.20; Avadāna-śataka i.7.5; listed Mahāvyutpatti 187—190; (referred to without the adjective āveṇika, Asaṅga (Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra) xx.53; Abhidharmakośa La V-P. vii.76;) espe- cially used of the 18 āveṇika buddhadharma of a Buddha, listed Mahāvyutpatti 135—153 (Tibetan ma ḥdres pa, unmixed, un- adulterated, pure); the list here is, (1) nāsti tathāgatasya skhalitam, (2) nāsti ravitam, (3) nāsti muṣitasmṛtitā (or °tiḥ), (4) nāsty asamāhitacittam, (5) nāsti nānātvasaṃjñā, (6) nāsty apratisaṃkhyāyopekṣā, (7) nāsti chandasya hāniḥ, (8) nāsti vīryasya hāniḥ, (9) nāsti smṛtihāniḥ, (10) nāsti samādhihāniḥ, (11) nāsti prajñāyā hāniḥ, (12) nāsti vimuktihāniḥ, (13) sarva-kāya-karma jñānāpūrvaṃ- gamaṃ jñānānuparivarti, (14 and 15) id. with vāk, manaḥ, for kāya, (16—18) atīte (17 anāgate, 18 pratyutpanne) 'dhvany asaṅgam apratihataṃ jñānadarśanaṃ pravartate; similarly Mahāvastu i.160.8 ff. (here they constitute the 5th cak- ṣuḥ, q.v., viz. buddha-c°); Mahāvyutpatti 1—6 = Mahāvastu 13—16, 18, 17; Mahāvyutpatti 7—12 = Mahāvastu 7—12; Mahāvyutpatti 13—15 = Mahāvastu 4—6; Mahāvyutpatti 16—18 = Mahāvastu 1—3; Dharmasaṃgraha 79 (substantially as in Mahāvyutpatti; two obvious errors); in Asaṅga (Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra) xx.57 commentary (before the verse called āveṇika guṇa, but after it āv° buddhadharma) divided into groups, called six cāra-saṃgṛhīta āv° bu° (= Mahāvyutpatti 1—6), six adhigama-saṃgṛhīta (= Mahāvyutpatti 7—12), three jñāna-saṃgṛhīta (= Mahāvyutpatti 16—18), three karma- saṃgṛhīta (= Mahāvyutpatti 13—15); Burnouf, Lotus Appendice IX, cites a late Pali list from the Jinālaṃkāra, which substan- tially agrees in order with that of Mahāvastu (but the category is unknown to older and genuine Pali Buddhism, compare Konow, l.c. above); references to the 18 āv°(bu°)dh°, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 62.4; 259.5; Lalitavistara 160.15; 275.10-11 (text corrupt, see Weller and Foucaux); 403.2; 428.6; Mahāvastu i.38.14; 50.4; 237.9; 335.13; iii.64.4; 138.12; 407.3; āveṇika bu° dh° (no number given) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 77.7; Divyāvadāna 148.23; Daśabhūmikasūtra 13.26; 63.22; eighteen āveṇika (no noun expressed) Lalitavistara 438.8; āveṇika, without number or noun but obviously meaning the same 18, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 29.11; Lalitavistara 343.4; according to Bodhisattvabhūmi 88.27 ff. and 375.3 ff., 140 āveṇika buddhadharma, listed (incl. the 32 lakṣaṇa, 80 anuvyañjana, etc., but not the 18 usually recognized); in Mahāvyutpatti 786—804 a totally different list of 18 āveṇika bodhisattva-dharma.

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

Āveṇika (आवेणिक):—mf(ī)n. ([from] a-veṇi), not connected with anything else, independent, [Buddhist literature]

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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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