Bhoktavya, Bhōktavya: 11 definitions


Bhoktavya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhoktavy.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Bhoktavya in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Bhoktavya (भोक्तव्य) refers to “taking (white foods)” (as part of an offering ceremony), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches an offering manual]: “A wax Garuḍa should be made. [...] Having placed it at a high place [covered] with cloths of various kinds [and colours], the mantra should be recited day and night a thousand times. If there is no body-energy, one should take (bhoktavya) white foods. Besides one should bathe and it should be thus [continued to be] practised. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Bhoktavya (भोक्तव्य) refers to “experienced” (i.e., ‘that which is to be experienced’), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next he speaks about the very same [thing]: when pleasure or pain (sukhadukhayoḥ) is to be experienced (bhoktavye) there is not any companion (sakhā) for living beings (prāṇiṇām)]—For this embodied soul there is not another companion in union and in separation, in birth or in death and at the time of pleasure and pain. This [one] performs action for wealth, a son, a wife, etc. [and] he experiences alone that which is the result of that [action] in the levels of the Śvabhra [hell], etc.”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhoktavya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhōktavya (भोक्तव्य).—a (S) (Destined or occurring) to be enjoyed or endured; to be experienced--pleasure, pain, destiny, lot.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhoktavya (भोक्तव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) 1. To be used or enjoyed. 2. To be eaten. E. bhuj to eat, &c., tavya aff.

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

Bhoktavya (भोक्तव्य).—[adjective] to be enjoyed or eaten ([neuter] [impersonally]), to be fed; to be used or employed.

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

1) Bhoktavya (भोक्तव्य):—[from bhuj] a mfn. to be enjoyed or eaten, [Yājñavalkya; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] to be used or employed, [Manu-smṛti viii, 144]

3) [v.s. ...] to be possessed or governed or ruled, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] to be utilized or exploited, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] to be fed (n. [impersonal or used impersonally] ‘a meal is to be eaten’), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

6) b tṛ See p. 760, col. 1.

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

Bhoktavya (भोक्तव्य):—[(vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) a] Enjoyable; edible.

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Bhoktavya in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhoktavya (भोक्तव्य) [Also spelled bhoktavy]:—(a) enjoyable/to be enjoyed; eatable; to be used/experienced.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Bhōktavya (ಭೋಕ್ತವ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] an edible thing.

2) [noun] that which has to be borne (as the effect of one’s deeds).

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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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