Avikalpa: 10 definitions


Avikalpa 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 Avikalp.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Avikalpa (अविकल्प) refers to “false discrimination”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then, the Lord went on to speak these verses: ‘[...] (75) Having trained senses (indriya) and [attained] the tranquility of minds, they become perfected in peaceful meditation (śamatha) without any false discrimination (avikalpa). Having made living being’s minds tranquil, they are always concentrated on the strength of insight (prajñā). [...]’”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

avikalpa (अविकल्प).—a Unchangeable. Absence of option or alternative.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avikalpa (अविकल्प).—a. Unchangeable.

-lpaḥ 1 Absence of doubt

2) Absence of option or alternative.

3) Positive act or precept.

-lpam ind. Without doubt, unhesitatingly.

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

Avikalpa (अविकल्प).—m.

(-lpaḥ) Positive act or precept, absence of doubt or alternative. E. a neg. vikalpa alternative.

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

1) Avikalpa (अविकल्प):—[=a-vikalpa] m. absence of alternative, positive precept

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. not distinguished or particularized, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] not deliberating long or hesitating, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Pañcatantra]

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

1) Avikalpa (अविकल्प):—[a-vikalpa] (lpaḥ) 1. m. Positive precept.

2) [(lpaḥ-lpā-lpaṃ) a.] Unchangeable.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Avikalpa (अविकल्प) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Avayappa.

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Avikalpa 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avikalpa (अविकल्प) [Also spelled avikalp]:—(a) without an alternative; certain.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avikalpa (ಅವಿಕಲ್ಪ):—[adjective] that is never changing or varying; unchangeable; immutable; that cannot be changed.

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Avikalpa (ಅವಿಕಲ್ಪ):—[adjective] he or that which is not liable to change.

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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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