Avishuddha, Aviśuddha: 6 definitions


Avishuddha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Aviśuddha can be transliterated into English as Avisuddha or Avishuddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Avishuddha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Aviśuddha (अविशुद्ध):—Bad

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Avishuddha in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Aviśuddha (अविशुद्ध) refers to “impure (food)”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[The eighteen āveṇika-dharmas (‘special attributes’)]—[...] (1-2). The Buddha has no bodily or vocal defect.—[Question].—Why does the Buddha have no bodily defect (skhalita) or vocal defect (ravita)? [Answer].—[...] Furthermore, the Buddha has uprooted all the root causes of the wrongdoings: this is why he is faultless. [...] Another time Śāriputra had neglected the dietary rules and the Buddha said to him: You are eating impure food (aviśuddha-āhāra). Thus, therefore, [the Arhats] had bodily and vocal faults. But the Buddha who has eliminated the traces of the passions (kleśavāsanā) has no such faults. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avishuddha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aviśuddha (अविशुद्ध).—mfn.

(-ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) 1. Pure, clear, free from fault or defect. 2. Valid, perfect, unimpeached. E. a neg. viśuddha faulty.

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

1) Aviśuddha (अविशुद्ध):—[=a-viśuddha] mfn. not clear or pure, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] not examined with regard to cleanness or purity, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

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

Aviśuddha (अविशुद्ध):—[a-viśuddha] (ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) a. Pure.

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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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