Avyabadha, Avyābādha: 6 definitions


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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Avyābādha (अव्याबाध) refers to one of the nine divisions of the Lokāntika-gods, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism. Accordingly, “[...] while in this way the Supreme Lord’s mind was woven with the threads of continuity of disgust with saṃsāra, then the Lokāntika-gods who have nine sub-divisions—Sārasvatas, Ādityas, Vahnis, Aruṇas, Gardatoyas, Tuṣitas, Avyābādhas, Maruts, and Riṣṭas, living at the end of Brahmaloka, having additional ornaments made by folded hands like lotus-buds on their heads, came to the feet of the Lord of the World”.

Source: SOAS Research Online: Prekṣā meditation: History and Methods

Avyābādha (अव्याबाध) refers to “being free from obstruction” and represents one of the 46 qualities of the soul to be meditated on in the “Practice of Meditation on Liberated Souls (Siddhas)”, according to Jain texts like Ācārāṅga (5.6.123-140), Ṣaṭkhaṇḍāgama ( and Samayasāra (1.49).—The pure soul can be recognised by meditation on its true nature, represented by the liberated souls of the Siddhas. The practice which leads to this realisation is meditation on the fact that attachment, aversion, passions and the influx of karmas, are ‘not mine’, that I am separate from them and consist of infinite knowledge, perception, conduct, spiritual energy, that I am the pure, enlightened, and everlasting soul. The qualities of the soul to be meditated on as truly mine are: [e.g., My soul is free from obstruction (avyābādha)] [...] The meditation on such extended fourty-five qualities of the pure soul presents the niśacaya-naya, which is aligned with Kundakunda’s approach.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avyabadha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Avyābādha (अव्याबाध).—(a-vyābādha), also written °vādha, in Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.97.19 wrongly °vāda, adj. (compare prec. and next, also vyābādha etc.; corresponds to Pali avyāpajjha, avyābajjha), ap- parently usually free from injury, inviolable, secure, but possibly in some passages free from injuriousness, i.e. not given to injuring others, kindly; the Pali equivalent appears to be interpreted in the same two ways, but it is not easy to distinguish them clearly: Mahāvyutpatti 1508 maitrīsahagatena cittenā 'vaireṇā 'sapatnenā 'vyābādhena; to this passage corresponds Mahāvastu iii.213.13 (cetasā…) avaireṇā 'vyābā- dhena (so Senart em., mss. 'vyābaddhena or °rddhena); also Daśabhūmikasūtra 34.(18—)19 (maitrīsahagatena cittena…) avai- reṇā 'sapatnenā 'nāvaraṇenā 'vyābādhena; and in Pali Dīghanikāya (Pali) ii.242.11 (cetasā…) averena avyāpajjhena; the meaning [Page080-a+ 71] uninjurious, kindly might be assumed in Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 288.8 (prose) (bodhisattvo…) avyāvādho bhavati, but Kern unmo- lested, and similarly Burnouf. Cf. avyābādhya, said of a Bodhisattva, Bodhisattvabhūmi 73.21.

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

Avyābādha (अव्याबाध):—[=a-vyābādha] mfn. unobstructed, unimpeded, [Mahā-vyutpatti]

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

Avyābādha (अव्याबाध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Avvābāha.

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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

[«previous next»] — Avyabadha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avyābādha (ಅವ್ಯಾಬಾಧ):—[adjective] free from suffering, affliction, torments, hindrance, impediment etc.

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Avyābādha (ಅವ್ಯಾಬಾಧ):—

1) [noun] (Jain.) the unending happiness that is free from being affected by external circumstances or events.

2) [noun] (Jain.) one of the eight classes of gods.

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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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