Avirodha: 12 definitions

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Avirodha (अविरोध) refers to “not being in contradiction with”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How then, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva who has attained memory never forget? Son of good family, the Bodhisattva attains memory (dhāraṇī) by purifying his memory. What then is the purification of memory? Son of good family, there are thirty-two purifications of memory. What are the thirty-two? [...] (21) never rejecting even the six defilements; (22) not giving up the six ways of politeness; (23) practicing the dharma without thought which is hostile towards all living beings; (24) not being in contradiction with dependent origination (pratītyasamutpāda-avirodha); [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Avirodha.—(SITI), not inimical; amicability. Note: avirodha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

avirodha : (m.) absence of opposition.

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

Avirodha, (a + virodha) absence of obstruction, gentleness M. II, 105 = Th. 1, 875. (Page 85)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avirodha (अविरोध).—

1) Consistency, compatibility, congruity सामान्यास्तु परार्थमुद्यमभृतः स्वार्थाविरोधेन ये (sāmānyāstu parārthamudyamabhṛtaḥ svārthāvirodhena ye) Bhartṛhari 2.74 consistently with their own interest; सर्वेषामविरोधेन ब्रह्मकर्म समारभे (sarveṣāmavirodhena brahmakarma samārabhe) Pūjāmantra.

2) Absence of impediment.

3) Assent, concurrence, consistency, harmony; निजधर्मा- विरोधेन यस्तु सामायिको भवेत् (nijadharmā- virodhena yastu sāmāyiko bhavet) Y.2.186..

Derivable forms: avirodhaḥ (अविरोधः).

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

Avirodha (अविरोध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. Absence of impediment. 2. Assent, concurrence, non-opposition. 3. Consistency, compatibility. E. a neg. virodha hindrance.

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

Avirodha (अविरोध).—[masculine] no conflict with, prejudice to (—°).

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

1) Avirodha (अविरोध):—[=a-virodha] [from a-viruddha] m. non-opposition to, living or being in agreement with (in [compound] or inst.), [Mahābhārata xiii, 1935; Harivaṃśa 8752; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] non-incompatibility, consistency, harmony, [Yājñavalkya ii, 186], etc.

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

Avirodha (अविरोध):—[a-virodha] (dhaḥ) 1. m. Non-opposition.

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Avirodha 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avirōdha (ಅವಿರೋಧ):—[adjective] not opposed; not resisted; unanimous.

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Avirōdha (ಅವಿರೋಧ):—[noun] absence of opposition, resistance or hostility.

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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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