Bhavapratyaya, aka: Bhava-pratyaya, Bhāvapratyaya; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Bhāvapratyaya (भावप्रत्यय).—A class of affixes which denote the sense of some state or quality.

Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study

Bhāvapratyaya (भावप्रत्यय).—An affix in the sense of quality such as त्व, ता (tva, ) etc.; cf. न ह्यन्तरेण भावप्रत्ययं गुणप्रधानो भवति निर्देशः (na hyantareṇa bhāvapratyayaṃ guṇapradhāno bhavati nirdeśaḥ) .

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Bhavapratyaya (भवप्रत्यय) refers to “with state as the cause” and represents one of the two types of clairvoyance (avadhi-jñāna), according to Tattvārthasūtra 1.21. Avadhi is to one of the five types of knowledge (jñāna), refers to the crisp knowledge of concrete objects/entities acquired, without the assistance of the mind and sensory organs but with the limitations of substance, modes, time and place is called clairvoyance.

What is the meaning of “cause as state” (bhava-pratyaya)? Pratyaya means the cause (nimitta) or reason (kāraṇa). By bhava-pratyaya we mean that the state or mode of existence is the cause of an attribute, e.g. bhava-pratyaya clairvoyance has the mode of existence of the soul as its cause of existence. Who are the owners of bhava-pratyaya clairvoyance? Celestial / heavenly beings (deva) and infernal /hellish beings (nāraki) are the owners of bhava-pratyaya clairvoyance. Clairvoyant known is in-born in them.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
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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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