Ayuhana, Āyūhana, Āyūhana: 4 definitions


Ayuhana means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

(of Karma): āyūhana (“accumulation”).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

(karmic) 'accumulation', is a name used in the commentarial literature for the wholesome and unwholesome volitional activities (karma, q.v.) or karma-formations (sankhāra; s. paticca-samuppāda), being the bases of future rebirth.

'Accumulation', is a name for the karma-formations, and signifies those volitions (cetanā) which arise at the performance of a karma, first while thinking 'I will give alms', and then while actually giving alms (e.g.) for one month or a year.

The volition, however, at the time when one is handing the alms over to the recipient; is called karma-process (kamma-bhava, s. Vis.M. XVII, IX, X).

Or, the volitions during the first six impulsive-moments (javana, q.v.) depending on one and the same state of advertence (āvajjana, s. viññāna-kicca), these are called the karma-formations, whilst the 7th impulsive moment is called the karma-process (kamma-bhava)....

Or, each volition is called 'karma-process' and the accumulation connected with it, 'karma-formation'. " (Vis.M. XVII). Cf. paticca-samuppāda (2, 10) - (App.).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āyūhana : (nt.) 1. striving; 2. accumulation.

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

Āyūhana, (adj. -nt.) (fr. āyūhati) — 1. endeavouring, striving, Ps. I, 10 sq. , 32, 52; II, 218; Vism. 103, 212, 462, 579. f. āyūhanī Dhs. 1059 (“she who toils” trsl.) = Vbh. 361 = Nd2 taṇhā 1. (has āyūhanā).—2. furtherance, pursuit DA. I, 64 (bhavassa). (Page 106)

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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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