Avyakrita, Avyākṛta: 13 definitions
Avyakrita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Avyākṛta can be transliterated into English as Avyakrta or Avyakrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Avyākṛta (अव्याकृत) refers to “undefined”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[The eighteen āveṇika-dharmas (‘special attributes’)]—[...] (5). The Buddha has no non-concentrated mind.—[...] When the Śrāvakas and Pratyekabuddhas emerge from concentration, they enter into an undefined mind (avyākṛta-citta), they enter into a good mind or they enter into a defiled mind. But when the Buddha comes out of concentration and enters into a concentration of the desire realm, he has not a single moment of distracted mind: this is why he has no non-concentrated mind. [...]”.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Avyākṛta (अव्याकृत) or Caturdaśāvyākṛta refers to the “fourteen unanswered things” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 137):
- The world is eternal (śāśvato loko),
- The world is not eternal (’śāśvato lokaḥ),
- It is eternal and not eternal (śāśvataś-cāśāśvataś-ca),
- It is neither eternal nor not eternal (naiva śāśvato nāśāśvataś-ca),
- The world has an end (antavāṃlloko),
- The world has no end (’nantavāṃlloko),
- The world has an end and no end (’ntavāṃś-cānantavāṃllokaś-ca),
- The world neither has an end nor no end (naivāntavānnānantavāṃś-ca),
- The Realised One exists after death (bhavati Tathāgataḥ paraṃ maraṇāc-ca),
- The Realised One does not exist after death (na bhavati Tathāgataḥ paraṃ maraṇāc-ca),
- The Realised One both exists and does not exist after death (bhavati na ca bhavati ca Tathāgataḥ paraṃ maraṇāt),
- The Realised One neither exists nor does not exist after death (naiva bhavati na na bhavati Tathāgataḥ paraṃ maraṇāt),
- That which is soul, that is (also) the body (sa jīvastac-charīram),
- And the soul is one thing, the body is another thing (anyo jīvo ’nyac-charīraṃ ceti.).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., avyākṛta). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
avyākṛta (अव्याकृत).—a S Unexpounded or unexplained. 2 Unmanifest or unapparent; not evident or plain; wanting formal manifestation or appearance.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Not developed, not manifest; तद्धेदं तर्ह्यव्याकृतमासीत् इदं नामरूपाभ्यामव्याकृतम् (taddhedaṃ tarhyavyākṛtamāsīt idaṃ nāmarūpābhyāmavyākṛtam) S. B.; Bṛ. Up. 1.4.7.
2) Not decomposed, elementary.
3) Incomprehensible (atarkya); अव्याकृत विहाराय सर्वव्याकृतसिद्धये । हृषीकेश नमस्तेऽस्तु (avyākṛta vihārāya sarvavyākṛtasiddhaye | hṛṣīkeśa namaste'stu) Bhāgavata 1.16.47.
-tam (In Vedānta Phil.)
1) An elementary substance from which all things were created (considered identical with Brahman.)
2) (In Sāṅ. Phil.) The prime germ of nature (pradhāna).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Avyākṛta (अव्याकृत).—adj. (= Pali avyākata, indeterminate), indistinct, neutral, median (neither good nor bad): kuśa- lākuśalāvyākṛta- good, bad, and indifferent, Daśabhūmikasūtra 73.18; 74.14; 75.23; kuśalāś ca dharm' akuśalāś ca avyākṛtāś ca Daśabhūmikasūtra.g. 44(70).7.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Undecomposed. n.
(-taṃ) Elementary substance from which all things were created, considered as one with the substance of Brahma. E. a neg. vyākṛta separated, decomposed.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avyākṛta (अव्याकृत).—[adjective] undivided.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Avyākṛta (अव्याकृत):—[=a-vyākṛta] mfn. undeveloped, unexpounded, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] n. elementary substance from which all things were created, considered as one with the substance of Brahma, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avyākṛta (अव्याकृत):—[a-vyākṛta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Simple. n. Simple element, God.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] not developed; not manifest.
2) [adjective] pertaining to or emanating from, any of the five substances (earth, air, fire, water and space) believed to constitute all physical matter.
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1) [noun] an elementary substance from which all things were created.
2) [noun] spiritual ignorance.
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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